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Palm Pre: May 17th?

5:50 PM -- The blogs are alive with the buzz on the Palm Inc. Pre.

Yep, spring has sprung (sort of) and there's nothing that gets the sap rising like a launch date rumor. Multiple sites suggest that the next great handset hope could be out on May 17th. Perhaps more interesting, it seems that a few test units have already been spotted in the wild — Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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miles4000 12/5/2012 | 4:07:14 PM
re: Palm Pre: May 17th? Let's hope that May 17th is the day and the Pre lives up to the hype of CES!
IPobserver 12/5/2012 | 4:07:14 PM
re: Palm Pre: May 17th?

Has anyone had hands-on with the Pre? Looks good on the blogs, but it'd be nice to read a review from someone who's used it for real.

miles4000 12/5/2012 | 4:07:13 PM
re: Palm Pre: May 17th?

I saw those commercials and cant wait for the Pre to be launched. I dont understand how they plan on linking the Pre with 4G Network. The Pre is a 3G device only.

menexis 12/5/2012 | 4:07:13 PM
re: Palm Pre: May 17th? A friend of mine who works for the marketing department at Sprint says he has messed around with the PRE and says it's amazing... Sprint has enormous confidence in the PRE and the expectation is that it can deliver for the company. Have you seen the new Sprint commercials? They have two new ones out that sneaks in the PRE during the commercial. Sprint is going to be using the PRE as the official launch of their 4G Now Network. They are going to feature the PRE all summer long as part of their new marketing campaign that they are spending $50 million on. They have their eyes on "Smartphone of the Year"

As for the official date when the Palm PRE is coming out, I don't know nor does their employees. All we know is May/June.
miles4000 12/5/2012 | 4:07:13 PM
re: Palm Pre: May 17th?

As far as I know very few people have even gotten to hold it. I know the Engadget editor got to play with a CES demo phone when he showed it on Jimmy Fallons Late Nite show back in March.

vsomanv 12/5/2012 | 4:07:10 PM
re: Palm Pre: May 17th? Is there a Palm Pre in the offing for WiMAX
menexis 12/5/2012 | 4:07:10 PM
re: Palm Pre: May 17th? We should be talking about 4G speed instead of 4G network or devices for what Sprint is rolling out with. I'm very well aware that the Palm PRE is either a CDMA or a 3G smartphone device and thus not designed for a 4G network if you are talking about 4G in that aspect. The 4G Sprint is rolling out with is IP based from what I hear so a 2G, 2.5G, and a 3G phone can connect to an IP based speed similar to the internet, to allow easy connection and data exchange which is 4G speed. Why rollout 4G if no mobile phones are currently equipt?
IPobserver 12/5/2012 | 4:07:09 PM
re: Palm Pre: May 17th?

Gotta hope Sprint and Palm come through with a very good deal on the Pre. It doesn't look amazing enough to command an iPhone-like price.


Nokia is apparently doing very well with its "poor man's iPhone", the 5800 Touch. That seems like the way to go for Palm.


Side note: iPhone seems to have become a generic term for any smartphone out in the real world. Someone saw my Nokia the other day and said "hey, like your iPhone". It's a bit like how people call anything with a QWERTY and email a BlackBerry, even if it's, say, a Samsung.

menexis 12/5/2012 | 4:07:07 PM
re: Palm Pre: May 17th? Gabriel;
this is what is meant by brand domination: when a company or a company's product name dominates a certain market. For example, Apple has done this with their iPod which is equated with MP3 players if you ask the average person but I don't believe they have done this to smartphones yet. Lot of strong players out there...RIM
vsomanv 12/5/2012 | 4:07:05 PM
re: Palm Pre: May 17th?

No public announcement on MID, Smartphone has come in for Clear - except for the Samsung Mondi. Its time WiMAX smartphones come in the Open market..

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