SIM-free Pre3 now available via Palm Europe for £299.00 [UPDATE x2: Statement from HP] | webOS Nation

SIM-free Pre3 now available via Palm Europe for £299.00 [UPDATE x2: Statement from HP]

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Tue, 16 Aug 2011 1:58 pm EDT

There have been a thousand-and-one rumors and bits of news going around of the HP Pre3 being made available as a SIM-Free device in Europe, but now it's looking to be official. At HP's online Palm Eurostore, the £299.00 8GB Pre3 has been listed as available, in-stock and ready to ship within 1-2 business days for webOS fans who want to get in on the game early. We have yet to see an official announcement from HP, but if you're bold enough to try you can head to the source link below to order the HP Pre 3 right now from the official sales channels, and then let us know your experience in the comments below. 

Update: We have confirmation from our Forums that the Pre3 is shipping to customers in the UK from (listed at £349.98), and that has the device listed for sale as well (at £360.00 VAT). The Pre3 is finally on its way - and it's about time.

Update x2: We've received an official statement from HP confirming that the Pre3 is indeed available, and that the US is coming up in the near future:

HP is excited to begin its regional rollout of Pre3, the only phone today that offers users a slide-out keyboard coupled with a large touchscreen and the fastest speed (1.4GHz processor – the fastest on the market). We expect to share additional information for U.S. customers soon.

Of course, as any webOS fan will tell you, "soon" is a relative term. Regardless, European availability, even if unlocked, has our fingers cross that we might soon have a Pre3 of our own...

Source: Palm Eurostore,,; Thanks, Antonio!