I bought the Pre3 from Clove, and asked them to activate it with a UK sim card. And so they did. Got it yesterday...
Now when I first logged into my old Palm profile (nearly two years old), I did not get access to the UK app catalogue. Did a hard reset...
Then I logged into the profile created by clove for me, and then I did get access to the app catalogue for UK (but I still need a wirecard - or a UK creditcard - to buy from it).
Conclusion: The access to the app cat follows the country the profile was created in (on the phone), and not the the country where the phone was activated (eg. afte creating the profile, it does not follow the phone, but the profile).
Does this make sense?