UK carriers won’t support the Palm Pre 2

UK carriers won’t support the Palm Pre 2

According to a report by Pocket-lint, the Palm Pre 2 won’t see a home on any of the major carriers in the UK meaning it’s not going to be possible to get on contract.

Orange, Vodaphone, Three and O2 have all responded with a resounding ‘no’ when asked whether or not they had plans to carry the device. It’s not entirely shocking that Orange, Vodaphone and Three took a pass but the fact that O2 decided not to carry the webOS 2.0 device is quite interesting.

They have sold and will apparently continue to sell the original Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus. Here’s what they had to say:

The Palm Pre Two will not be available on O2. We offer a range of the best handsets through our product portfolio and regularly review this to ensure it continues to meet the demands of our customers. We’ve always offered our customers a choice of experiences when they come to buy a new phone and we were excited to add webOS and the Palm Pre to our range. We’re still fans of webOS – the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus are available from us today – but won’t be taking the Palm Pre Two.

So, if you were hoping to get your hands on a Palm Pre 2 in the UK, you’re going to have to do it SIM-free, at least for now.  That version of the device costs £399 and will now apparently be sold without a carrier.

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