Palm Announces New ‘Pre’ Smartphone

June 2009 Update: If you’re thinking about how to get hold of a Palm Pre in New Zealand, don’t bother. The current incarnation of the Pre is CDMA only, so will only work on Telecom’s non-XT (aka: old and busted) network. Palm may one day release a WCDMA Pre, and I’ll no doubt let you know when they do.

pre_10Palm have announce the new Palm Pre (rhymes with tree) smartphone. It?s a radical departure from any previous device, and is running the new WebOS linux-based operating system.

The big blogs have the usual in-depth coverage, but there is one image that tells me Palm have hit a home run with this device: