Although we're none the wiser as far as how, what or when, Palm has posted a teaser for its forthcoming Pre smartphone on its UK site's homepage, encouraging visitors to sign up for more info.

Despite confirming that Palm intends to launch the webOS-based device over here in the second half of 2009, there's little so far to suggest how and exactly when that might happen, but this does make it appear that little bit closer.

Pocket-lint was shown a working European version of the handset at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona however we weren't allowed to take pictures.

It seems that Palm here in Europe weren't either. The image used for the teaser page features an American handset with EvDO connectivity turned on. EvDO is currently only available in the US.

We will keep you posted.