So, it seems like the pre2 will be available in the UK in a few days:
Palm Pre 2 hits UK 12 November - Pocket-lint

This brings to light a couple of questions:
- Which app catalog will you have? I assume many of the readers here will be importing it to the (many) places palm does not officially offer a device. What happens when I try to activate a device with an "alien" sim on an "alien" network?

- will I be able to fool the device into thinking I am in the US (the US app catalog seems to be the most updated)? for example by blocking the GSM signal and routing the wifi through a VPN to the US?

- what will happen with OTA updates? up until today we had to wait for the carrier, in this case - there is no carrier?