I was a big pre defender but now I have to face reality. The pre and webos was a major flop and now everything is in a downward spiral. I had high hopes but the platform has been very disappointing after almost 2 years since first introduced. Why do you think barely any provider is picking up the Pre 2
The Pre broke single day sales records when it launched on Sprint. Hardly a "flop" but it did get beat out by the Evo when it was launched. There are still a lot of Pre owners on Sprint. Not everybody upgrades their phone every year.
Sprint knows there are Palm/webOS users that are waiting for the next Palm device. WebOS 2.0 will hold them over until either the Pre 2 or their new flagship device is released.
Sprint has a long relationship with Palm. I don't see them dropping Palm all together.