O2 has confirmed the UK launch date of the Palm Pre, from October the 16th 2009, O2 will be selling the Palm Pre in the UK.
The Palm Pre will be free to O2 customers who take out a 24 month contract, and to customers who take an 18 month contract on the £44.05 and above tariffs.
Customers who want to sign up to O2’s lower tariffs costing £29.38 and 34.26 a month will to pay £96.89 for the Palm Pre.
All of the Palm Pre tariffs, much like the O2 iPhone ones will come with unlimited UK data and Wifi, and O2 will also be selling the Palm Pre Touchstone Charging dock as an optional accessory which will retail for £44.11.
“There’s a lot of excitement about Palm Pre in Europe as we continue to expand Palm webOS products across new carriers and countries,” said Jon Rubinstein chairman and chief executive officer, Palm, Inc. “We look forward to launching Palm Pre with O2 so people in the UK can see firsthand how Palm webOS offers a new and better smartphone experience.”
It will be interesting to see how well the Palm Pre does in the UK, considering the cost of it and an 18month, 24 month contract is the same as an 8GB iPhone 3G.