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Bell hoping to bring the Pre to Canada ASAP, as soon as August?

by Derek Kessler Fri, 15 May 2009 3:00 pm EDT

Bell Mobility

It’s been a week since Canadian telecom company Bell Mobility announced that they had scored exclusive launch rights to Palm’s Pre, set to head up north sometime in the second half of this year. According to Boy Genius Report, Bell is getting all their ducks in a row and (like Sprint) wants to get the Pre on their network and on sale as soon as humanly possible. And BGR says that as soon as humanly possible could be as soon as August. But the problem is the same one that Bell ran into when they attempted to launch the BlackBerry Storm back in December, shortly after Verizon’s huge launch. Apparently, Bell had less than a thousand Storms on hand at launch, which for something anticpated like the Storm, is not a great number. If all goes as planned for the US launch of the Pre, it may be a while before Palm can spare enough Pre phones so that Bell can run a proper launch.