Hewlett-Packard is now offering an unlocked GSM version of the Palm Pre 2 on its site.
For $449.99, customers can buy the smartphone, which features a 3.1-inch multitouch display, HP's WebOS 2.0, multitasking, and QuickOffice Connect Mobile Suite. It also comes with a 5-megapixel camera and a 1GHz processor. According to HP, the device is currently in stock and will ship within 24 hours.
The Palm Pre 2 was. It was , prompting HP to confirm its existence. At the time, the company said that the Pre 2 would be offered to Verizon Wireless customers "in the coming months." That version of the smartphone still isn't available.
However, with the unlocked GSM release, customers will now be able to bring the Pre 2 to any GSM carrier.