Palm Pre Release Officially Announced

May 20, 2009

Been waiting for the Palm Pre? You won’t have to wait very long. Sprint Nextel and Palm announced on Tuesday an official release date and pricing for the Palm Pre. This eliminates all rumors of early releases and bogus prices for Palm’s latest creation.

The Pre will be available in the US on June 6 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract on Sprint’s Everything Data plan or Business Essentials with Messaging and Data plan. In addition to Sprint stores, the Pre will be sold online and at Best Buy, RadioShack, and some Wal-Mart Stores.

The Pre also comes with a few accessories. These will also be available on June 6. It includes accessories such as the Touchstone Charging Kit. The Pre will provide access to such Sprint content as Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV, and Nascar Sprint Cup Mobile Live.

Whatever happens, expect the Palm Pre’s release to be huge. The date is set on a Saturday meaning everyone will most probably be there for weekend sales. Making the Pre available at other retailers is also a nice move. However, June 6 is two days before the start of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, where we’ll most likely see a new iPhone announcement.

So with that bit of information, consumers will now have to decide - take on the Pre, or await Apple’s new iPhone. Your choice.


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