• o2,  pre,  web os

    Palm webOS Lands in Europe

    Following a few short weeks after the introduction of Palm webOS 1.3.5 and here in the US, O2 Pre customers in Europe where treated today to the Palm webOS update.

    By and large, Palm webOS and appear to be identical as there doesn’t seem to be anything in the release notes that jumps out at you as being different.

    Just like the US edition, Palm webOS includes the fix for the pesky Calendar and Exchange ActiveSync sync issue and effectively removes the application install limit that some customers who loaded their Pres up on App Catalog and homebrew apps ran into.

    For the complete list of updates included in the European Palm webOS update, visit the Palm webOS European updates page.

    The update is available now and can be installed on your Pre smartphone by running the Updates application.

  • o2,  pre

    Palm Pre Coming To Europe 10/16/09 on O2

    Get ready Europe! The Palm Pre is headed your way on October 16th from O2!

    O2 today confirms that the Palm Pre phone will be available in the UK on 16 October exclusively on the O2 network. Customers can purchase the new device directly from O2, the Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U and Business partners who are part of O2’s specific partner programme. It will also be available for purchase online from the O2 shop at: www.o2.co.uk/shop.

    Ronan Dunne, CEO of Telefonica O2 UK said “Today’s announcement reinforces O2’s position as the home of the smartphone. With the addition of the excellent Palm Pre to our already extensive portfolio, we will continue to offer our customers the widest range of the very best devices on the market today.”

    “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.”

    For more details about the GSM Palm Pre on 02, including pricing plans, visit the O2 website.