Palm's latest smartphone, the Palm Pre will launch in the US on June 6th, the company has revealed.

News websites have been speculating on the launch date of the handset ever since it was unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronic Show, which took place in Las Vegas in January.

However, no information about a UK release date has been released. Earlier this year, a number of websites suggested that O2 would be the first UK network to offer the handset, but Palm Europe has remained tight-lipped on the matter.