updated 12:30 pm EST, Fri December 31, 2010
Verizon Pre 2 in Best Buy system for $500
The Palm Pre 2 smartphone at Verizon may finally be coming soon, as it was now spotted in Best Buy's inventory system. The leaked page reveals a no-contract price of $499, along with a date of December 30, which hasn't been met. There are also zero handsets in Best Buy's inventory, with the page a placeholder for now.
This leak follows many earlier reports, some of which had the device launching at Verizon on November 11 and, most recently, seen in an eBay auction. The exact launch date remains unknown, however, but the phone will arrive sometime in 2011.
The handset was first announced in mid-October and ships elsewhere with a 1GHz CPU and webOS 2.0. Other features include a five-megapixel camera, a 3.1-inch 480x320 display, Wi-Fi, GPS and 16GB of internal storage. [via PreCentral]