GSM Palm Pre on Vodafone
As Dieter mentioned earlier this morning straight from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, there are some GSM flavored Pre's floating around that are live on Vodafone's network.
Palm hasn't announced the GSM version of the Pre at MWC, but those GSM versions sure have been spotted. Seems that the folks over at Pre Community got a shot (above) of an actual Vodafone Spain SIM card in one of the Pre's being used for demonstrations at MWC.
It's very exciting to know that GSM Pre's are out there. That gives us GSM folks some hope. I was also excited to hear Dieter say that an updated OS is currently undergoing testing at Sprint and presumably will hit the GSM version too.
CrazyTexan, one of our forum members posted this after reading the above portion of Dieter's article:
"If the phone were not close to being launched, Sprint would not yet be doing their internal testing. I have a friend who does this sort of testing for another US carrier and he said when they begin their testing they start about one month before the phone is released. When they are doing their testing, training is writing documents for employee use. If they find any major bugs then it could take longer than a month, depending on how long it takes the manufacturer to update the software to fix the problems. My guess is if WebOS is stable and working with Sprint's network and software (NFL, SprintTV, Navigation, etc) we will see the Pre in about a month."
So if that's true, maybe we will see the Pre around the 15th of March afterall.