Palm has announced, in its words, that the Pre will say "hola" to Spain on 14 October. In Spain the webOS handset will be available through Telefonica, the company that owns O2.

Telefonica is also the exclusive "initial carrier" for Palm Pre in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Germany - interesting wording from Palm suggesting that other operators may be getting the phone at some point.

Customers new to Telefonica in Spain will be able to get the phone free on contracts, but tariffs and pricing for existing customers is yet to be confirmed.

Here in the UK the Pre is due to be available on 16 October and is only free on £35 per month, 2-year contracts.