The Palm Pre will launch as the world’s first WebOS smartphone on Sprint’s CDMA network in the US. Unfortunately, the GSM Palm Pre hasn’t been confirmed for anything but European-duty. But AT&T is definitely open to carrying a GSM Palm Pre on its network in the future.
The CDMA Palm Pre is likely to be limited to data-only or voice-only transmissions, while the GSM Palm Pre will probably support simultaneous voice and data services. That fact alone makes the possibility of seeing the GSM Palm Pre hitting AT&T’s network all that much more compelling.
“Would I like to see that on our network some day? Of course I would,” said AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. “We obviously talk to all the handset manufacturers. We want a broad selection of devices in the lineup. That’s important. Devices right now are what’s driving the customer adoption as much as anything.”