Since its debut early last month, the Palm Pre has only been available in Sprint retail stores. Today it went on sale on this wireless carrier’s website.
There’s no additional online-discount, so the price is the same — $200 with contract and mail-in rebate.
At present, Sprint’s website is the only online option, as Palm.com just suggests customers go to a Sprint store.
An Overview of the Palm Pre and the webOS
The Palm Pre uses Palm’s webOS, the replacement for the venerable Palm OS. This is a new, multi-tasking operating system able to wirelessly synchronize a wide variety of data with online services like Google and Facebook, as well as Microsoft Exchange.
The Pre itself features a sliding keyboard as well as a multi-touch-capable 3.1-inch display. This device is also equipped with 8 GB of on-board storage (7 GB available to users), Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and a 3.0 megapixel camera with LED flash.
A Canadian version will be released later this year, and this device will also be available in Europe in time for the holidays. The GSM version for Europe and Latin America is expected to have the 3G standard HSDPA.