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AT&T Pre Plus Now Available Through Palm's Developer Portal at a "Discount"

by Robert Werlinger Tue, 18 May 2010 3:35 pm EDT

 

 If you're a developer looking for a GSM Palm Pre Plus but don't want to enter into one of those pesky two year contracts, you're in luck: Palm has made the AT&T Palm Pre Plus available through its developer portal for $479.99, a full 20% off the usual $599.99 asking price, with free 2-day shipping.  To qualify for the discount, which runs through June 30th, you have to be an active webOS developer.

The device is still SIM locked to the carrier - there's still no truly unlocked GSM webOS device available with US 3G bands - but tools such as the webOS Meta-Doctor, developed by the webOS Internals team, enable devleopers to bypass carrier activation.

Update: Obligatory scare quotes added to the headline above, as the price is still $80 over the cost of the phone off-contract at AT&T, $399. Palm tweets that there's a pricing update on the way [via everythingpre]