A couple of weeks ago, Tim Pettitt, product manager for HP-Palm, revealed that a GSM version of the Pre 2 would be "available direct from HP.com." Though this was welcome information, Pettitt didn't elaborate on when we could expect to see the device on HP's website. Similarly, though the Pre 2 is already available in Europe, HP and Palm had yet to announce a U.S. release date.
Well, today they're killing two birds with one stone, as that unlocked Pre 2 has just shown up on HP's website and the ship date is listed as 'within 24 hours.' We all know unlocked handsets are expensive but the Pre 2 is actually selling at a price that's just a smidgen cheaper than we're used to seeing. You can get your hands on this hot, WebOS 2.0 action for a respectable price of $449.
In case you need reminding, the Palm Pre 2 packs a 1GHz CPU; the same 3.1-inch, 320x480 HVGA display as the first Pre; a 5-megapixel camera; 16GB of storage (not expandable); Wi-Fi 802.11b/g with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication; Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support; and of course, HP's WebOS 2.0.