HP Pre 3 Not Launching in US, Will Sell for Cheap in Europe

Last Friday, we got word that AT&T had canceled orders for the HP Pre 3 in light of HP’s move to kill off both present and future webOS hardware. A few of you were skeptical and others were holding out hope for a release on Verizon but today, we have learned that the Pre 3 won’t be coming to the United States at all.

HP has confirmed to PCMag that the Pre 3 will not be launching in the United States but that an unlocked version of the handset will be launching in France and in the U.K. shortly for a mere $75. Yes folks, it appears we have another fire sale on our hands.

Now, before those of you in the U.S. get too excited, know this. Yes, the unlocked Pre 3 can work on both AT&T and T-Mobile, they aren’t entirely compatible which means that you’re bound to see dismal service.

Pre 3

If you try and use it on AT&T, you’ll only get limited 3G coverage while you’ll be working with EDGE on T-Mobile’s network. Probably not worth it unless you’re a devout fan of webOS.

No official date yet from HP as to when the Pre 3 will arrive unlocked for cheap but you can bet that we’ll let you know when we hear something.

Anyone in the U.S. disappointed?

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Comments

  1. Stephen O'Brien says

    What are the odds that the UK version will be compatible with Bell’s network in Canada?

  2. K100tim says

    Crushed! I’ve been using Palm phones for the past 8 years and have been waiting for the Pre 3 since February. CRUSHED!!!!!

  3. Grumpsical says

    “Anyone in the U.S. disappointed?”

    Asks the numbnuts who actually admits to owning unadulterated sh1t like the iPhone 3GS and Motorola Droid?   (:

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