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Pre 2 passes Industry Canada certification, rumored for November release at $99.99

by Derek Kessler Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:07 am EDT

Palm Pre 2 We’d be shocked if it didn’t pass, but thankfully it did: Industry Canada’s Certification and Engineering Bureau (the Canuck equivalent of the USA’s FCC) has certified the Palm Pre 2 for sale in The Great White North. There’s nothing much we can glean from the certification of the P102UNA (Palm Pre 2, UMTS North American flavor) and how it relates to it’s all-but-assured sale on Rogers Wireless, except that it will in fact not boil your brains. To us, that’s a good thing.

In other news, the folks at MobileSyrup have caught wind of rumored (emphasis on rumored) release date and pricing for the Pre 2 on Rogers. Apparently, we might be looking at a November 9th launch with pricing at $99.99 for a three-year contract. If this pricing rumor (emphasis on rumor) pans out and takes hold outside of Canada, the Pre 2 might just have a chance for moderate success. All told, it’s a fairly modern phone inside (minus a few modern niceties), but making the value proposition case isn’t easy when the price is over a hundred smackers.

Source: Industry Canada, MobileSyrup; Thanks to KJB86 for the tip!