By Evan Blass | February 4, 2011 12:56 PM
Verizon hasn’t exactly been the quickest in getting the Palm Pre 2 to market, but now a release date may finally be in sight: according to screenshots published by Engadget and Pre|Central, a third-party retailer is said to start selling the handset on February 17th for $100 on contract. However with HP Palm throwing a hardware launch on the 9th that very well may reveal upcoming smartphones along with the known tablet(S), we’re not sure how many people will be interested in what might be deemed last-generation hardware by the time it hits shelves.
The 1GHz Pre 2 is already available overseas (and even next door, on Rogers Canada), and in the US as well if you don’t mind buying unsubsidized GSM handsets. Since the current crop of webOS devices still haven’t been upgrade to version 2.0 of the platform, however, true devotees of the OS may find this to the best — or at least the cheapest — way to experience its new features stateside.