Palm’s Pre will be available nationwide on June 6 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate (bad idea) and with a two-year contract on Sprint’s Everything Data plan or Business Essentials with Messaging and Data plan. The Pre will also be sold online and at Best Buy, RadioShack, and some Walmart stores (alongside iPhones). Accessories like the $69.99 TouchStone wireless charger will also be available at launch.
As we mentioned, we think the rebate pricing is a really bad idea. We should also mention that we are excited to see how well Pre does. Any competition to Apple is only likely to make the iPhone a better product and AT&T a better service provider.
Oh and yes, June 6th is two days before WWDC…so that will also be interesting.
For those outside of AT&T’s coverage (or where AT&T is horrific – like NYC), the Pre will be an very enticing.