Bell has exclusivity on Palm Pre for 6 months?


In another document that was given to us by our friends in the East Coast reads the following about the upcoming Bell Palm Pre: “Palm Inc. has chosen Bell as the exclusive carrier to introduce the 3G Palm Pre to the Canadian market – the most important launch in Bell’s history”.

The above is not new as Bell stated back in May that they have exclusive rights in Canada. But what is new to the game is the following section on the document called Bell Strategy: “The Palm Pre will expand and strengthen Bell’s smartphone category and will break new ground in the fiercely competitive smartphone market. Bell will be the second carrier worldwide (after Sprint) to sell the Palm Pre, with exclusivity for 6 months. Bell anticipates the Canadian market will strongly embrace this product with strong interest, which will boost overall smartphone sales.”

6 months exclusivity … can we all say this will be heading to TELUS soon too! The question is when does the 6 months start? From the official launch date, or from the Bell announcement date?