Only a few more hours until Bell officially releases the Palm Pre! Bell has started to send out reminder e-mails to those who registered for updates.
With the final countdown happening Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility, said “It’s a very, very powerful device. The longer I use it, the more I like it”. He also stated that with the ability to run multiple applications at the same time, surf the web and send messages will increase wireless customers monthly bills and basically increase Bell’s ARPU (average revenue per user). So with that said, you can make sure you get the right plan and even take Palm’s advice: “unlimited plan strongly recommended.“
The Pre will be available for $199.95 on a 3-year with a minimum $45 voice and data plan, or $599.95 no-contract. No exact numbers on how many have been pre-ordered but Claire Gillies, director of marketing at Bell Mobility, says “We’ve seen unprecedented demand on our Webs site. The list grows every day as we approach launch”.