Have you been keeping those fingers crossed, chums? If this rumor sticks it looks like the long a grueling wait for Palm Pre launch details is almost over. Well, it’s been less than a month since Palm’s first webOS-powered handset launched here in the US so we’re not exactly sure that classifies as long and grueling, but you get the idea. Word from our pals across the pond suggests Palm has pegged next week — possibly Tuesday, July 7th we hear — for the official Palm Pre announcement in the UK. If history has taught us anything, much will likely remain a mystery even Palm if Palm does make its announcement next week but at least merry old England will be one step closer to having the Pre see the light of day. Beyond that, ummm, well, ummm, uhhhh… We’re sorry, we got distracted be the prospect of an imported, unlocked GSM Pre. Anyone?

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.