Verizon Palm Pre 2 to launch February 17th for $100 on contract 220
Looks like the Verizon Pre 2 is a mystery no more: if you believe our tipster's screen above (and we do), then we are looking at a February 17th launch at $100 on a 2-year contract. This comes four months after the original announcement. During that period we've seen the Verizon Pre 2 appear in Best Buy's inventory system, heard many-a-rumor that display units had been sent out and then pulled from Verizon stores, spotted in the Celebrite system, and even saw it on a soon-to-be-irrelevant Verizon rebate form. All of which is to say that this looks like a "better-late-than-never" release that was intended to happen a lot sooner.
In any case, mark the 17th on your calendars and anticipate a pretty quiet launch coming so soon after the Verizon iPhone extravaganza we find ourselves in the midst of.
What does this mean for the February 9th Think Beyond event? It's all speculation at this point, but right now our money is still on an inexpensive, "teen phone" for an unknown network, a tablet or two, and perhaps a Sprint announcement as well. It may also mean we might be living with the idea that the Palm Pre 2 on Verizon and the unlocked GSM Palm Pre 2 are both the flagship, top-tier webOS phones for a little longer than expected.