PSA: Verizon Pre 2 is pretty much online-only (for now) | webOS Nation

PSA: Verizon Pre 2 is pretty much online-only (for now)

by Dieter Bohn Sat, 19 Feb 2011 3:04 pm EST

The PreCentral team just spent the past hour or so calling around to Verizon retail stores across the country (what, that's not how you spend your Saturdays?). The result of all that calling is that over a dozen stores report that they do not have the Verizon Palm Pre 2 in stock. Some tell us that it's online-only while others did offer to "special order" the phone for pickup at our local store.

So just FYI: if you want to but that Palm Pre 2, your options are buying it from Verizon Wireless for $199 with a $50 mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract or hitting up HP Wireless Central for $99 on-contract or $409.99 off-contract.

Some local reps told us that they expected to carry the device in-stores sometime in March. If your local store has them, please hit us up in the comments and let us know! Update: Some folks in the comments reporting that their stores have one on display - we've heard the same, but in terms of stock it's slim pickings.