Palm UK: Pre 2 available November 15th for £399
While the rumors of a November 12th UK release for a SIM-free Pre 2 have not panned out, Palm itself (or at least its UK branch) is now confirming via Twitter and Facebook that the latest webOS 2.0 handheld will be available for purchase this coming Monday, November 15th, "exclusively through the Palm site." (Apparently, Palm's UK carrier, o2, will not be carrying the Pre 2, at least for now).
Palm UK has also announced the pricing for the SIM-free Pre 2: £399 (about $640 at today's exchange rates). By way of comparison, the SIM-free 16 GB iPhone 4 is available directly from Apple UK for £499; the 32 GB version is £599. We don't yet know how that pricing will compare to the US unlocked or discounted developer Pre 2, but we'll let you know as soon as we do.