Rogers Palm Pre 2 images surface

Ian Hardy

October 27, 2010 12:19 pm

Last week HP officially announced that the Palm Pre 2 was coming to Canada “in the coming months”, but gave no insight into which carrier was going to carry the device. Then hidden in the source code on the Palm Canada site was “The Palm Pre2 phone is available on the Rodger’s network”. We can now confirm that this new webOS 2.0 device will in fact be coming to Rogers as one of our tipsters sent us the upcoming packaging with Rogers all over it. In addition, taking a look at the pics you’ll see the Pre 2 all hooked up to Rogers network. We’re still waiting on an official launch date and pricing. Check out the pics after the break…

Update: Rumoured pricing/launch date – not confirmed – could be the following: November 9th launch date with the 3-year voice/data contract being $99.99. Again, not confirmed.

Update #2: We’ve been asked to take the images down. Just know it’s coming soon… who’s excited to be getting the new Palm device?

  • Aret Mazmanyan

    I really, really, really want this phone. But I have the Torch, and BBM is the only reason why I’m keeping it :(

    • Ryan Waddell

      For you (and others who are sticking with BB solely for BBM) you should check out, and get all your friends on, Kik. It’s a multiplatform chat app which is VERY similar to BBM, and can run on Android, iPhone, or Blackberry (and presumably WebOS and WP7, if not now than certainly in the future).

    • Arshad

      Another great app to look at just like Kik and bbm is PingChat. On top of being able to see when someone read your message like bbm, you can also do group chat,txt, pic, audio, and video messaging and file attachments. It also works if you have just the social or email and im plan on a blackberry. And of course it works with blackberry, android, and iphone.

  • Doug

    LOVE IT!!!!

  • Francis

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this one ! hopefully before xmas.

  • Don

    Hopefully Rogers has better success than Bell did.

  • Gmac

    For some reason I kind of want this to. I had the pre plus and got rid of it after two weeks. But hopefully the pre 2 is better than that?

  • Jeeverz

    Loved WebOS, I really hope the Pre does well on Rogers.

  • hunkyleepickle

    don’t they mean the palm pre plus 2.0? other than web os 2.0 being likely great, i don’t see any need for this. Come on rogers, lets focus on some exciting new phones, not rehashes! oh wait, sorry, forgot who i was talking about…..

  • ToniCipriani

    I just hope there’s no Rogers branding on the mirror…

  • Andre

    Are there any reports out of France yet on the hardware quality of the Pre 2?
    Also, if I bought a Pre2 full price from Rogers, had it unlocked, it should work on Fido, right?

  • ToniCipriani

    And BTW what’s that phone next to the Pre?

    • Simon

      Samsung Omnia 2.

    • JSKershaw

      It looks like the Samsung Wave

    • Ian Hardy

      It’s the Samsung Wave

  • Ryan Waddell

    Personally? I could not STAND the keyboard on the original Pre. Felt like the buttons on one of those crappy remotes that come free with a $20 iPod alarm clock.

    • ToniCipriani

      You should try the Pre Plus one, which probably what the Pre 2 has as well. It’s MUCH clickier.

  • wingcutter

    Does this mean the the charging pad/stone comes with the phone at no extra cost?

  • KevinT

    Uhm, why does it require specific versions of Windows or Mac OS when it’s cloud based??? Oddly enough it doesn’t mention Java, which is required to run webOS Doctor (the only desktop program that goes with webOS devices, and only in the event of a bricking).

  • Chris Marle

    webOS rules!

  • Moe Arkanhine

    Hm. Rogers new lineup is the Nokia N8, Dell Streak, Vivaz Pro, Captivate, Samsung Focus, and the Palm Pre 2.
    Not too shabby Rogers, not too shabby at all. Now if only they had tri-band 3G frequencies -_-.. then they’d all work on WIND.

    • ToniCipriani

      Nokia N8 is pentaband UMTS, and that includes AWS.

  • Meshach David

    That’s not too bad at all…best phone for Rogers…watch out blackberry torch…palm is comingfor you with better specs

  • daniel

    Can China’s listed

  • Moe Arkanhine

    @ ToniCipriani

    Yeah I knew that, I meant the other phones :P

  • Jonny G

    I wandered into two Rogers stores yesterday (Nov 11) and told them I’d heard rumours that Rogers would be carrying this phone. No-one could confirm a date, but both stores had Pre 2 dummies in the back room and one staffer said he’d had training on the device. Looks like it’s coming!

    I got to hold BB Torch and Pre 2 dummies side-by-side. The Pre 2 is a smaller, slicker-looking device. It’s active screen area is a little narrower than the Torch’s and just a tiny sliver longer. The keyboard is a little smaller and the key action is not quite as “PC-like”. I’d be keying with my fingernails most of the time.

    The BB Torch is going for $240 with a plan. If the rumours are right, the Pre 2 will be less than half the price.

    I like BBM too – I had to switch to BB when my Treo died recently – but there are, as they say, apps for that!