Glamorous launch of Palm Pre in Germany

-Launch parties in six cities on 12 October
-Celebrities and fans of the new Palm Pre celebrate the start
-Attendees can buy the first devices one day before the official start
MUNICH. On 13 October, the long expected smartphone Palm Pre will be available in shops - and Telefónica O2 Germany celebrates the launch at exclusive parties in six cities. On the eve of the official sales start, selected customers and VIPs will celebrate the launch of the new smartphone in O2 shops in Berlin, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hanover, Cologne and Munich. Attendees who have preregistered on a website are the first to acquire the new mobile all-rounder in Germany. VIPs will also attend the event. Presenters Gülcan, Anastasia Zampounidis and other surprise stars will add glamour to the parties.
"The new Palm Pre provides a true occasion to celebrate", says René Schuster, CEO of Telefónica O2 Germany. "The faithful fans of Palm and our customers will have the chance to experience the new smartphone even one day before the official start. In combination with our state-of-the-art network we provide our customers top-class mobile communications. With Palm Pre the mobile web will become the easiest thing in the world." Buffet, drinks and music entertainment by scene DJs provide the right backdrop for the launch parties. Under the motto "My Palm Pre" photos are shot and immediately displayed as background image on the smartphone. Palm's and O2's employees explain the features of the device on different displays and invite guests to test it in the shops. The intuitive handling of Palm Pre makes web surfing, writing text messages or making calls smart and fun. The smooth, elegantly rounded and ergonomic design and full QWERTZ keyboard which users slide out when needed enable comfortable mobile communications. Thanks to the elegant design of Palm Pre the phone feels natural in the hand and is so small that it comfortably fits in every pocket. The revolutionary Palm webOS software enables quick access to content stored on the device or web. Tariff details and other information about Palm Pre are available: www.o2online.de/palm
Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belongs to Telefónica Europe and is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has about 48 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.

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Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG Press Relations Harald Maass, spokesman Georg-Brauchle-Ring 23-25 80992 München