AZERTY Pre3 back on sale in Europe
Right now if you want an HP Pre3, your options are limited. If you want QWERTY, you’re pretty much limited to getting one on contract from Carphone Warehouse in the UK. But if you’re not so concerned with your keyboard layout (or you’re French), then the Palm Eurostore might have the option you’ve been looking for: the AZERTY Pre3 is back in stock.
We don’t think that HP is actually actively manufacturing Pre3 smartphones anymore than they are TouchPads – this is just an effort to clear out their remaining stock, which apparently was meant for France. The unlocked 8GB Pre3 will run you £169.99 and is currently listed as in stock and shipping in 1-2 days.
Knowing that they can target more than just France with the phone, the store notes in the description that the phone can be set to English, German, and Spanish languges (and of course French), but that doesn’t do much to change the keyboard layout. And no, they don't ship to the United States. Sorry.
Source: Palm Eurostore; Thanks to Mark and jrywmk for the tips!