Canadians Can Now Pre-Order the Pre

Palm Pre Canada Bell Bell Canada has announced today that the Palm Pre smartphone will be exclusively available in Canada at Bell Mobility retail locations on August 27. Due to unprecedented demand, Bell also announced that Canadians can reserve one of the highly anticipated phones by pre-ordering now at, at Bell stores or at selected Bell retail partners. The Palm Pre will cost as little as $199.95 CAD on a three-year contract or $599.95 without a contract with a minimum 500 MB data plan.

"We're very excited to bring the revolutionary Palm Pre and the Palm webOS mobile platform to Canadians exclusively on Bell's national wireless network - the largest high-speed 3G network in Canada," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility and Chief Brand Officer for Bell. "Considering the highly successful US introduction of the Palm Pre by Sprint in June and fast-growing Palm Pre buzz among Canadian mobile users, Bell and our retail partners are preparing for high demand for this breakthrough phone."

Since announcing in May that it would carry the Palm Pre exclusively in Canada, Bell has seen unprecedented demand - tens of thousands of Canadians have already signed up at for more information about the device. Beginning today, clients can now pre-order the phone at, at Bell stores or at Bell retail partners Best Buy, Future Shop, The Telephone Booth/La Cabine Téléphonique, WIRELESS etc. and Wireless Wave.

"Palm is creating a new measure of simplicity and usefulness that is changing how people look at smartphones," said Katie Mitic, senior vice president, Product Marketing, Palm, Inc. "It's a new experience to access and connect the related but often decentralized information in your life, and we're eager to share the Palm experience with Canada through Bell Mobility."

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But not by phone

loftwyr @ 8/4/2009 2:52:53 PM # Q
I had to spend over an hour on the phone and then 30 minutes in store to get mine ordered
RE: But not by phone
CFreymarc @ 8/5/2009 1:29:46 PM # Q
If it is a Canadian Palm Pre, does it come attached with a bottle opener? Now that would make a great case!
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