Palm Pre could be on US shelves by June 7th

Best Buy rumoured to be launching the anticipated WebOS handset

Palm Pre could be on US shelves by June 7th
We’ve been following rumours that Palm is planning to go toe-to-toe with Apple by launching the highly anticipated Pre the day before the iPhone manufacturer’s keynote speech at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

But a new rumour apparently from within US retailer Best Buy suggests the store will have a limited launch run of 4500 units on the shelves by June 7th.

It’s not clear whether this will be in co-operation with the exclusivity holder Sprint, or a secondary market, but according to Boy Genius Report the Pre will be coming in at $199.99 with a two year contract, $299.99 for contract upgrades and a wallet-smashing $999.99 on pay as you go. Ouch.

It’s all just rumour, of course, and Best Buy isn’t known for accuracy when it comes to such matters, but one thing’s for sure - the Pre is near.

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