Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/15/palm_pre_order_uk/

Sim-free Palm Pré pre-orders tip up in UK

Yours for at least £450

By James Sherwood

Posted in Phones, 15th September 2009 06:02 GMT

Palm’s must-have new smartphone, the Pré, has popped up for pre-order on the websites of two different UK-based retailers.

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Blighty's gadget-mad can pre-order a Pré through Handtec

HandTec is now accepting advance orders for £517.49 ($856/€588), while mPhone will put a Pré aside on your behalf for a slightly more pocketable £449.98 ($827/€568).

Both retailers list the Pré as a Sim-free device, but neither has indicated when the first UK deliveries will be made.

Neither Palm nor O2 – which has a UK exclusive on the Pré – have confirmed when the device will officially be available to buy in the UK, or how much it will cost.

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...or through mPhone

Expansys, another online retailer specialising in smartphones, still lists the Pré as merely “coming soon”. The retailer hasn’t stated a potential Pré price. ®