According to the Guardian, O2 has scored the exclusive on the Palm Pre for the UK. It’s been quite a while since we first saw a GSM variant of the Pre at MWC, but things have been quiet ever since. Beating out Vodafone and Orange, O2 – the UK’s largest mobile provider- hopes to stock the upcoming Palm device by the holiday season. But that’s not the only must-have handheld that the UK mobile operator will be carrying this year. Assuming Apple announces new hardware next month, O2 will also carry the latest iPhone before the Pre launches later in the year. This is going to be a stellar year for smartphones and I’d better start saving my pennies.