11/12/2010, 07:37 AM
It had it's own dedicated stand, that's more than most phones. We can come up with all sorts of reasons why, but the most obvious is that the British public didn't want to take a punt on a brand they'd never heard of and didn't like the form factor.
Originally Posted by chalx
That will also be the more rational reason they aren't carrying this - I guess they gave it another go with the Pre Plus but consider carrying the Pre 2 a case of throwing good money after bad. Now some will claim it's become they must have wind of some amazing phone to be launched at CES but absolutely none of us will know that until CES...
Also more from Pocket Lint:
UK phone operators turn down Palm Pre 2 - Pocket-lint
Pocket-lint has spoken with all the major UK mobile phone carriers, asking them whether or not they have any plans to stock the new phone from HP, and all have come back with comments basically saying “no”.
“We have no plans to stock it at the moment”, a spokesman from Orange told us.
Three is also following suit: “No, there are no plans to range the Palm Pre 2 at this time.”
Vodafone, who’s sister company SFR are stocking it exclusively in France aren’t having any of it in the UK. It had a similar statement to give us: “We don’t plan to feature the device in the UK range”.
Now again, either these network expect something amazing out of CES or they have a good idea of how many units O2 managed to shift and don't consider it worth the bother (or maybe a mixture of the two).