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This article was published on December 21, 2010

    The Palm Pre 2 Comes to Canada

    The Palm Pre 2 Comes to Canada
    Brodie Beta
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    Brodie Beta

    Brodie Beta is a technology enthusiast with a passion for gadgets, media and anything related to the Web. She has worked in communications Brodie Beta is a technology enthusiast with a passion for gadgets, media and anything related to the Web. She has worked in communications and media for the past nine years. Follow her on twitter here .

    Rogers, the first Canadian wireless provider to offer the iPhone in Canada, are now the first provider in North America to carry the Palm Pre 2.

    Although Rogers has yet to post the newest Pre on its site, it is currently being offered for $99 on a 3 year contact starting today. The pre 2 can also be purchased outright from Rogers without a contract for $399.

    Back in October, we reported that Palm’s mobile operating system was rebranded to become HP webOS 2.0 along with posting the launch dates across the world.

    It was first reported (in October) that HP had plans to release the new Palm Pre 2 in France, North America and the UK over the next few months. However, it didn’t turn out so well for people living in the UK, who later found out it wouldn’t be coming 3 days after the initial post.

    After searching the Rogers site and finding nothing on the Pre 2, we called Rogers just to make sure. As expected, the rep had no idea what a Palm Pre was but he was able to find it in the system and told us it’s available and ready to ship.

    Specs:

    Dual-band UMTS/HSDPA (850/1900 MHz)Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
    3.1-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color, 320×480 resolution HVGA display
    Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
    GPS: Built-in GPS
    Camera: 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, extended depth of field, geotagging, and video capture
    Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity
    Storage:16GB (~15GB user available) USB mass storage support
    Width: 59.6mm (2.35 inches)
    Height: 100.7mm (3.96 inches)
    Thickness: 16.9mm (0.67 inches)
    Weight: 145 grams (5.1 ounces)