SHOWCASE: Sprint has finally announced the pricing and nationwide availability of the highly anticipated and exclusive Palm Pre phone. Available from June 6 in US-based Sprint stores (as well as Sprint.com), the Palm Pre phone will cost US$199.99 on a two-year contract and after a US$100 mail-in rebate.
The Palm Touchstone charging dock will also be available at launch, as it comes bundled with the Touchstone Charging Kit (which also includes a back cover for the Pre), at a cost US$69.99. Separately, the charging dock costs US$49.00 while the back cover costs US$19.99.
The Palm Pre itself is based on the new Palm webOS mobile platform, with a focus on centralizing all of your important information from your phone, work or on the web, into one logical view. According to Sprint, the Palm Pre will consolidate all your professional, social and personal data and make it easily relatable and accessible on the device.
Called ‘Palm Synergy’, this functionality gives the Pre the ability to automatically pull friends’ contact details, messaging addresses and personal calendars from different applications on the Web and the phone without distracting what you were originally doing.
Here’s a video of the Palm Pre from Sprint: