Palm answers, but declines response
Following The Street's report, a Palm spokesperson said the company is committed to working with more U.S. carriers in the second half of next year, according to Bloomberg. Despite the timing of the announcement, Palm declined to comment on whether the announcement was in response to The Street's report.
On Thursday, Palm also announced it has partnered with international carrier O2 to bring the Palm Pre to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Germany in October. In addition to the three European Union countries, the Pre is available in the United States and Canada.
All is not lost
Despite the news that Verizon has reportedly scrapped plans to introduce the Pre, it's still an outside possibility that Verizon could introduce Palm's first WebOS-based phone. The Pre rollout, however, would be on a much smaller scale, with few handsets available across the country and a modest marketing campaign.