Bell officially launches the Palm Pre in Canada!

bell-palm-preIt’s was May 6th (113 days ago) since Bell said they were bringing the award winning Palm Pre to Canada. And today they’ve taken down the “Coming Soon” and have officially released this touchscreen device.

Bell always said it’ll be available in the second half of 2009 and amidst rumours of launch dates, speculation of pricing and curiosity of exactly how long their exclusivity will last – you can now get yourself a Pre for $199.95 on a 3-year contract (with a minimum $45 Voice and Data plan). Outright price is $599.95 with a minimum 500 MB data plan.

We’ve done a number of video reviews, so make sure you check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 to have a full insight into the Pre and its capabilities.

The Palm Pre has overall dimensions of 2.3 inches x 3.9 inches x 0.67 inches and weights in at 135 grams (same as the iPhone). In addition, the Pre comes with a 3.1 inch touchscreen (320×480 resolution), full QWERTY keyboard, Built-in GPS, music player, 3.5 mm headset jack, can hold up to 8GB of memory, get apps from the App Catalog, 3-megapixel camera with LED flash (no video capabilities), full HTML browser (with accelerometer), run multiple applications at the same time, Universal Search, IM, Palm Synergy brings your Outlook, Google, and Facebook calendars together.

Make sure you register for our Palm Pre giveaway here.

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