Last year the Palm Pre Smartphone was launched exclusively by network operator O2 in the UK with the Carphone Warehouse purchasing directly from O2.
However, according to mobile today, it transpires that O2 and Carphone Warehouse have now stopped ordering the Palm Pre handset.
Confirming the news, O2 is rumoured to have said that the reason is because they have “enough to meet the demands” of O2 customers. Carphone Warehouse is also said to have confirmed the same.
According to O2’s website blog, Steve Alder, the general manager of devices for O2 said:
“When we first announced our exclusive relationship to sell the Palm Pre we talked about how exciting the webOS platform was and how it was a breakthrough in bringing information from lots of different places together”
However, reports suggest that the Palm Pre has actually struggled to have any real impact in the UK market, and O2’s retail staff have complained of poor sales.
Source: Phones Review