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Palm Pre coming to Europe this fall: Apple importer

updated 05:15 pm EDT, Tue June 16, 2009

Palm Pre in Europe by fall

The Palm Pre handset will be coming to some European markets by the end of September, says the official distributor of Apple products in Romania, Apcom/IRIS. Zsolt Kadar, the marketing director of Apcom/IRIS, said the late September European availability depends on how well the Pre sells in the US. Palm products are distributed in Romania by Omnisoft, which has not released any statements.

The Pre, which launched in the US on June 6th at Sprint, has been selling out at record rates and there are rumors Palm has doubled shipments in order to keep up with demand. The Palm Pre may be sold through wireless provider in Romania, and O2 has been linked as a retailer of the handset in the UK. Telefonica has also been reported to carry the handset in other European markets.

Pricing in Europe for the Pre, while also unconfirmed, is expected to be on par with the device's subsidized $200 US price tag. [via Softpedia]




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  1. dliup

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Double FAIL.

    FAIL 1:
    Pre doesn't use GSM, the international standard. Any chance they'll make a new GSM device, get approval, and produce the product in a few months?

    FAIL 2:
    Selling out of their limited 4 phone stock doesn't mean "selling out at record rates".

  1. luckyday

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    dliup

    Damn. That sucks. Palm should have asked your thoughts before they considered this. Now they are screwed. Or maybe there will just sell their phone to the many european non-GSM providers that do exist... Something tells me they sell phones too.

    And they mean record rates for Sprint. Which may not be as amazing as the iphone, but its still a sign of success.

    Why so bitter?

  1. slapppy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    FAIL

    FAIL since no one really cares about this so called iPhone Killer. FAIL since 3.0 and iPhone 3G S, so fast now, switching apps is around .5 or less seconds. FAIL since the battery sucks running uncontrolled apps in the background. Palm Pre... FAIL period.

  1. luckyday

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Slapppy

    Good discussion. It's about as useful as the extra "p" in your screen name.

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