Already available in France, pre-orders for American customers hoping to get their hands on a Pre 2 will supposedly commence on November 8. HP yesterday informed Facebook fans that pre-orders would start in just five days, however, as soon as word began to spread, this date was removed and replaced with a much more vague 'coming soon.' If the November date still stands, comments from fans on the page suggest that it will also apply to the unlocked, direct-from-HP model, though this has yet to be confirmed.
HP has been quiet about a specific launch date for the Pre 2, but Verizon has already revealed that it will feature in their November line-up, so that narrows it down a little further than the "next few months" date provided by Palm and HP. Still, if November 8 really is the day for pre-orders, we can't help but feel a bit sorry for Palm. We don't know who's idea it was to launch pre-orders on the day Windows Phone 7 finally hits shelves, but we're going to go out on a limb and say people may be a little preoccupied come November 8.
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