O2 confirms it'll be selling the Palm Pre

O2 has confirmed that it will be selling the Palm Pre, and it'll arrive in Britain before the end of the year. The company told Pocket-lint: "Our customers will be the first outside of North America to experience one of the most successful mobile devices of the year".

O2/Telefonica's exclusivity on the device has been rumoured for some time. It's grabbed a deal with Palm in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Germany. Jonathan Earle, Head of Consumer Marketing at O2, says in the video above:

"There are thousands of features that I think will appeal to our customers and meet the needs in their hectic lives", picking the WebOS operating system and QWERTY keyboard for particular praise.

Palm's chairman, Jon Rubinstein, added: "Since we showed Palm Pre at Mobile World Congress in February, there's been a great deal of anticipation for anannouncement about European availability, and that day is here".

We don't have any information on pricing, or a firm release date yet, but as soon as we hear anything, you'll be the first to know.