05/13/2011, 01:02 PM
I'm from Serbia, where we have only GSM, but I feel your pain. I'm long time Palm user, and I know how deep relations and devotion Sprint users have with Palm devices.
Since I'm not from US, I can't fully understand how things with carriers function in your country. In my country, we have tree carriers, and they all offering from 15 to 20 subsided phones in their stores and their web stores. They bought it from manufacturers directly. But also we have few cell phone resellers which have much, much more broader phone offering. And, all resellers have contracts with carriers to apply subsided prices for all phones they offer if customers want to sign contract with carrier. So, if some carrier does not directly support some phone, you can find it at resellers store and buy it with data plan (same as you bought it from carrier)
So, how come in US there is no option for HP to sell Pre3 with Sprint's data plans? In that case Sprint wouldn't risk potential fiasco to stay with full warehouse of devices that no one wants, and sprint users would have option to buy WebOS device.