There’s no doubt which wireless carrier will be offering the Palm Pre in the U.S.: Sprint. But many people in other parts of the world have been holding their breath waiting for word on when the first webOS-powered smartphone will be available in their country. A new report seems to answer this question for many Europeans and Latin Americans.
The Pre will reportedly be offered exclusively in the U.K., Spain, and Latin America by the subsidiaries of Telefónica. It will available through Movistar in all three areas, while O2 will also carry it in the U.K.
Better yet, these companies will supposedly introduce this model before this summer. If this information is correct, that would put the international release of this model close to the U.S. release.
There is no word yet on pricing.
An Overview of the Palm Pre
The Palm Pre will be the first device to use Palm’s just-announced webOS. This will be a multi-tasking operating system with a strong focus on the Web. It will be able to wirelessly synchronize a wide variety of data with online services like Google and Facebook.
The Pre itself will feature a sliding keyboard as well as a multi-touch-capable 3.1-inch display. This device will also be equipped with 8 GB of on-board storage, Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 3.0 megapixel camera with LED flash.
As mentioned earlier, in the U.S. it will be available from the U.S. carrier Sprint, who will add its mobile broadband service EV-DO Rev. A. The GSM version for Europe and Latin America will have the 3G standard HSDPA.