Palm Pre Won't Be A Sprint Exclusive For Long (PALM)

Want to get your mitts on Palm’s (PALM) sexy new Pre smartphone but don’t want to sign your life over to Sprint Nextel (S)?

Good news: Palm is working on a 3G, “UMTS” edition of its phone that should work with GSM-based carriers like AT&T (T) and/or T-Mobile (DT).

No word on a release date, but given the Palm’s urgency to sell a lot of phones, we bet it’ll be out by Christmas.

(It’s possible the UMTS version is for non-U.S. carriers only, but we doubt it. There’s no reason for Palm to only marry itself to no. 3 Sprint.)

See Also:
Palm’s New Pre Smartphone Looks Good!
Palm Investor Shows Off Pre Smartphone On CNBC
How Sprint Needs To Sell The Palm Pre: Soon, Cheap

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