Comments on: Signs of a North American GSM Pre?
PreCentral.net has uncovered some evidence of a GSM Palm Pre presumably designed for use on North American GSM networks. A couple of WiFi and Bluetooth certification sources are showing new Palm SKU codes that hint at Pre's tailored for the different GSM/UMTS frequencies that are used in Europe and North America.
First up, you can check this PDF to see that a new version of the Pre has been certified by Wi-Fi.org. That's where the hunt begins, as the unit certified here is P100UNA - Calvin notes that this matches up with the Treo Pro GSM version, T850UNA - the U is for UMTS, the NA is for North America. In other words, there's a version of the Palm Pre GSM that Palm is at least getting certified for US use (a strong indication it will support US 3G).
Not enough? How about this Bluetooth Gadget Guide listing with the P100UNA and P100UEU (that'd be UMTS-European Union) entries? That could indicate that there will be separate version, but remember that there's a UNA and UEU version of the Treo Pro as well, add in Palm's limited resources and we're expecting one model for both regions. Note also the P100UEU was seen on that Pre Spy Shot in Vietnam.