Pre landing Down Under in August 18
According to Australia-based Smarthouse, that same country/continent will be getting the Pre in August, and on Australia’s largest wireless provider - Telstra. While obviously, Palm and Telstra would not comment specifically, Palm Australia manager Brett Murray did confirm that the Pre would be coming to Australia in the second half of 2009 (coinciding with the anticipated launch of the GSM Pre for the world outside of North America). Interestingly, in a reflection of other recent rumors, Smarthouse claims that Telstra will limit the supply of the Pre at launch. Additionally, they expect that Palm will sell the Pre to Telstra for AU$400 (~US$300), and they in turn will sell the Pre on contract for AU$299 (US$225) and off contract for AU$899 (US$670).
Thanks to jbg7474 for the tip!