Palm Pre Free in UK with contract

The past week or so we’ve seen Amazon offer the Palm Pre at $99 and Walmart get into cost cutting action at $79.99 promotional price (after a $100 rebate). In Canada, Best Buy dropped the price to $149.99. Those across the pond will get a better deal than all of these. O2, the exclusive carrier of the Palm Pre in Europe, will offer the Pre for free with a two-year contract starting on October 16th.


O2 currently offers the iPhone 3GS for free, so it only makes sense to offer this subsidy out of the gate to keep the Pre competitive. In Germany, customers will pay $73, which is still less than the current US price.

[via Information Week]

Palm Pre Gets Official in Europe

O2 has announced details regarding pricing and availability for the Palm Pre in the UK, Ireland and Germany. The Palm Pre will be available on Ocotber 13th in Germany and on October 16th in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


O2 will be the exclusive carrier in these markets for the launch of the device. Pricing and plans are available at the respective O2 websites.

For those in the US, this marks the first release of a GSM based webOS device. Could AT&T be in the cards for early 2010? Any interest from our readers?