We've heard rumours for sometime now, but O2 has just confirmed to Pocket-lint it will be selling the Palm Pre Plus the Palm Pixi Plus in the UK.

"We can confirm the Palm Pixi Plus and Pre Plus will be available on O2 in the UK. Further details will follow in due course," a spokesman for the company told Pocket-lint.

The news comes as O2 and Vodafone in Germany have announced they will be stocking the new phones from 28 April.

O2 has yet to set a date for the launch in the UK and Vodafone has refused to comment on questions from Pocket-lint as to when or if it will be getting stock.

Palm is likely to be pleased with the news as it has been having trouble shifting handsets in the US after Verizon reported poor sales of the new phones.

We will bring you more news on the UK launch when we have it.