08/15/2011, 08:45 AM
More fuel for the fire...
I went into a Sprint corporate store this weekend to ask about the Pre3. The place was empty except for the 3 employees, one of whom came up and asked if he could help me. I asked about any news on the availablity of the Pre3 and he promptly said "Nope!" in an manner that seemed to me like "Nope, and please leave. I don't have time for you." This only made me press the issue more, if anything, to make the guy have to actually deal with me instead of dismissing me.
After some discussions, he stated that he didn't think the phone was going to be released anytime soon. I mentioned the mid-September rumor and the "Summer release" announcements from HP and he was unimpressed.
To his credit, he didn't try to sell me an Android phone. I left after mentioning that I just bought the TouchPad and have made a significant investment in the webOS ecosystem and that, if Sprint didn't get a new webOS phone soon, I would have to take my account to another carrier after 10 years on Sprint. I'm sure he didn't care, but I said it on the off chance that it gets reported upstream.