Pre 3 release tipped as July 8 by UK retailer

If you are a big fan of the Palm Pre series of smartphone and want the latest that HP and Palm have to offer the Pre 3 has been tipped to ship on July 8 by UK retailer The smartphone can be pre-ordered right now and the SIM free, unlocked price of the Palm 3 is £349.99 with shipping included. The Pre 3 runs WebOS 2.2 and has decent specifications.

The phone is a quad band unit and measures 111 x 64 x 16mm and weighs 156g. The screen is a 3.58" TFT capacitive touch unit with a resolution of 480 x 800. It has a small landscape slide-out QWERTY keyboard and an accelerometer for UI auto-rotate. Internal storage is 16GB and it has 512MB of RAM. It will operate on 3G networks and has 802.11b/g/n WiFi.

The rear camera is a 5MP unit and the CPU is a 1.4GHz Scorpion with Adreno 205 GPU and a Qualcomm MSM8655 chipset is used. The smartphone also has Assisted GPS, active noise cancellation with the integrated mic, a digital compass, and supports MP3 and MP4 files.