February 15, 2009

Does A GSM Palm Pre Already Exist?

Filed under: PreSpotting — mikecane @ 5:56 pm

What to make of this surprising tweet earlier today?


galileo44 has a blog that’s in Chinese and he’s located in Hong Kong.

Does Hong Kong use GSM? Plausible alpha testing?

Update: Less than 30 minutes after posting this, PreCentral confirms there is indeed a GSM version of the Pre lurking about in that region of the world!



  1. Yey, you linked to another of my posts :D

    Side note: Google Translate was a little fuzzy on some issues, so there may have been additional Pre details on that I missed. Know anyone who knows Chinese?

    Comment by JayCanuck — February 15, 2009 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

  2. I didn’t know you were PreCentral. Only now do you put your URL linked to your Comment!

    I looked through the threads and another one. Very difficult trying to tease out the meaning beyond the fact he can’t answer all the questions being asked. He’s probably in enough trouble already! It also looks like he posted either a photo or even a video and then quickly pulled it in another thread.

    The reported battery life issue doesn’t bother me. I don’t expect the software has been finalized or completely optimized yet. Someone else pointed out the iPhone battery is similar and it does OK. Plus, the Pre has a removable one. Probably something I should buy on day one — a spare, along with the Touchstone!

    Comment by mikecane — February 15, 2009 @ 7:20 pm | Reply

  3. Not to mention Seido has that HUGE 2600mAh battery for the Centro, which implies we could see similar for the Pre.

    And yea, I should’ve changed my URL to PreCentral a while ago. I only started writing there since the end of January, so my old software website’s URL was still there. ;-p I hope ya don’t mind the occational twitters I’ve been sending ya (JayCanuck)

    Comment by JayCanuck — February 15, 2009 @ 7:39 pm | Reply

  4. Nah, don’t mind the tweets at all.

    I wonder how weighty that fat battery would make a Pre? And wouldn’t they have to provide a replacement back too?

    Comment by mikecane — February 16, 2009 @ 12:42 pm | Reply

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