The long-awaited launch announcement from Palm (s palm) concerning the Pre release has been received and June 6 is the day. The Palm Pre will be available from Sprint (s s), Best Buy (s bby), RadioShack (s rsh) and select Wal-Mart (s wmt) stores for $199.99 (after $100 rebate) and will require a 2-year Everything Data ($69 – $99) or Business Essentials plan.
The simultaneous launch at Sprint and the other major retailers is a good thing for Palm and Sprint. This launch is just before the expected announcement by Apple (s aapl) of the next version iPhone.
The Touchstone charging dock will be available June 6 and will cost you $69.99. This charger was most impressive when we saw it earlier this year and is a likely purchase for most Pre buyers.