Documents submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by Palm suggest that the GSM version of Palm Pre might go on sale in the US around the 10th of May.
This has been revealed by members at the PreCentral forums who have compared the dates published on the FCC documents with actual launch dates for several of Palm’s earlier launches including the original Palm Pre, Pixi and Pixi Plus.
Palm Pre launched in the US on the Sprint network back in June 2009 and has since then launched variants like the Pre Plus in both America as well as in Europe.
Palm Pre on AT&T could be a boost for the GSM carrier whose exclusive deal with the iPhone is expected to end later this year. You might remember that Ma Bell had promised during CES 2010 to carry WebOS devices by the “first half of 2010“.
The Google Phone could soon be made available on AT&T and Sprint’s 3G networks. If rumors are to be believed, work on this is already happening behind the scenes.
Documents submitted to FCC recently have offered indications of the Nexus One becoming available on AT&T’s 3G network soon. If you are wondering if this is something that is already possible, here is a clarification : Unlocked version of Nexus One is available for $529. However, you cannot use the device to access internet via AT&T or Sprint’s 3G networks. The device can only access the 3G network from T-Mobile. Users who do unlock the device can only access internet via AT&T’s Edge or 2.5G networks.
While partnership with AT&T appears likely after documents submitted to FCC, the speculations about Sprint remain sketchy though. Folks at Gizmodo write that they received the following response when they contacted Sprint for a Nexus One handset
Thank you for contacting Sprint regarding the nexus one.Unfortunately, this handset model is not on offer as of now.Once it is launched, you will see promotional campaigns related to thelaunch date, cost and the features of the handset on our Web site andother promotional media.Thank you for showing interest in our products & services. Please let usknow if you would like us to assist you with anything else.
Not very convincing, but sure gives an indication that something’s cooking.