Page 4 of 33 FirstFirst 12345678914 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 80 of 649
  1. gjlowe's Avatar
    Posts
    279 Posts
    Global Posts
    318 Global Posts
    #61  
    Great marketing... June 6...Pre-Day. Storm the beaches of Sprint HQ!
  2. NSXLA's Avatar
    Posts
    99 Posts
    Global Posts
    106 Global Posts
    #62  
    Lets start buying accessories! Who is with me!
  3. #63  
    Here is the full press release :

    Sprint to Offer Palm Pre Nationwide on June 6
    Digital-age-defining Palm webOS phone is built for consumers and businesses alike, powered by America's most dependable nationwide 3G network, with the best price plan value

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 19, 2009-- Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced pricing and nationwide availability for the highly anticipated Palm® Pre™ phone, offered exclusively from Sprint. Palm Pre will be available nationwide on June 6 in Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, select Wal-Mart stores and online at Sprint.com for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. Running on the new Palm webOS™ mobile platform, Pre brings together your important information from where it resides – on your phone, at your work or on the web – into one logical view.(1)

    For those who juggle life circa 2009 – bouncing from conference call to car pool schedule, from doctors’ numbers to doctoral thesis data, from social calendars to social networking – Pre marks a new wireless crossover standard. Before Pre, you had to compromise when selecting a wireless phone. To get the business features you needed, you had to sacrifice the personal entertainment features you wanted. Pre consolidates your important information – professional, social and personal – into one revolutionary device using an operating system that redefines the experience of living and working wirelessly.

    “The argument that you need one phone for work and another phone for play, or that you have to make compromises between business and lifestyle productivity, is over,” said Dan Hesse, president and CEO of Sprint. “With Pre, compromises of the past are history.”

    Palm Pre will run on America’s most dependable 3G network and come with Sprint’s industry-leading, value-oriented Everything Data plans that offer savings of up to $1,430 over two years vs. comparable AT&T and Verizon plans for smartphones and PDAs.(2)

    “The Palm Pre takes full advantage of Sprint’s Everything Data plans,” said Avi Greengart, research director for Consumer Devices at Current Analysis. “The Pre has been expressly designed for multitasking among multiple web pages and applications. It also builds on Palm’s heritage in PDAs by managing your digital information – whether that’s on a corporate server or on the web.”

    "The Pre's dynamic 'activity cards' approach to handling and navigating multiple applications is a great advance, but the core breakthrough is the integration of information across multiple applications on and off the phone," said Andy Castonguay, director of Mobile & Access Devices Research, Yankee Group. "With social networking and messaging being so important to consumers, the device’s new ‘Palm Synergy’ functionality – which gives Pre the ability to automatically pull friends' contact details, messaging addresses and personal calendars from different applications online and on the phone – will greatly simplify people's ability to communicate with their friends and colleagues the way they want."

    Pre: A New Kind of Phone

    The new webOS platform introduces Palm Synergy™, a key feature that brings together your personal and professional calendar, contacts and e-mail into one centralized view, making transitions between work and personal life smooth and easy to manage.

    With Palm Synergy, users get:

    * Linked contacts – With Synergy, you have a single view that links your contacts from a variety of sources, so accessing them is easier than ever. For example, if you have the same contact listed in your Outlook(3), Google and Facebook accounts, Synergy recognizes that they’re the same person and links the information, presenting it to you as one listing.
    * Layered calendars – Your calendars can be seen on their own or layered together in a single view, combining work, family, friends, sports teams, or other interests. You can toggle to look at one calendar at a time, or see them all at a glance.
    * Combined messaging – Synergy lets you see all your conversations with the same person in a chat-style view, even if it started in IM and you want to reply with text messaging. You can also see who’s active in a buddy list right from contacts or e-mail, and start a new conversation with just one touch.

    Palm webOS lets you keep multiple activities open and move easily between them like flipping through a deck of cards. You can move back and forth between text messaging and e-mail, or search the web while you listen to music. You can rearrange items simply by dragging them, and when you are done with something, just throw it away by flicking it off the top of the screen.

    Finding what you need is also easy with universal search – as you type what you’re looking for, webOS narrows your search and offers results from both your device and the web.(4) WebOS crushes the barriers to true mobile computing.

    “Pre is truly a new phone for a new web-centric age,” said Ed Colligan, Palm president and chief executive officer. “We’re a mobile society, and we want our people, calendars and information to move with us. With Pre’s exquisite design and the unique webOS software, running on Sprint’s fast broadband network, we’re changing the perception of what a wireless phone can be.”

    Pre comes with a charger in the box, but for anyone tired of plugging a cord into their wireless phone, Palm introduces the Touchstone™ charging dock, the first inductive charging solution for phones, available exclusively for Pre. Simply set Pre down on top of the dock without worrying about connection, orientation or fit. Pre is active while charging, so you can access the touch screen, watch movies or video, or use the speakerphone. Set Pre on the charging dock when you’re on a call, and the speakerphone automatically turns on; when you take a ringing Pre off the dock, Pre automatically answers the call. Other mobile operating systems allow multitasking, but Palm has developed an intuitive method of switching between "cards,” which resemble clicking different tabs on a Web browser. New applications can be launched easily using the "Launcher" software button at the bottom of the home screen, and users navigate between different applications.

    With nearly every wireless device today you have to exit one application completely before you can use another. That’s not what people are accustomed to; think of your PC and all the applications you can have open at one time.

    Pre: The latest NOW Network milestone for Sprint

    Pre also lets you access feature-rich Sprint content on the Sprint Now Network, including exclusive applications such as:

    * Sprint Navigation(5)
    * Sprint TV
    * NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile Live

    “Sprint’s Now Network brings you America’s most dependable 3G network, the largest push-to-talk community, and in selected markets Sprint is the only national carrier bringing 4G to life in 2009,”(6) Hesse said. “The Now Network is more than just a physical network – it’s also data plans that are all-inclusive, eliminating fear of data overages and a perfect fit for Palm Pre users.”

    Sprint’s networks are now performing at best-ever levels, and Sprint’s high-value Everything data plans consistently beat AT&T’s and Verizon’s comparable plans in savings by hundreds, even thousands, of dollars over two years. With the revolutionary launch of Ready Now, which Sprint pioneered, customers leave the store educated, comfortable and confident about the phones they’re about to take home. As a result of these measures and more, Sprint customer satisfaction indices – from first call resolution to billing satisfaction, from customer care response time to service and repair – have all significantly improved during the past year.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Palm Pre phone will be available from Sprint on June 6 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year service agreement on an Everything Data plan or Business Essentials with Messaging and Data plan. An array of compelling accessories also will be available for Pre, including the Palm Touchstone charging dock. The Touchstone™ Charging Kit, which includes the Touchstone charging dock and Touchstone back cover for Pre, will be available June 6 for $69.99. The Touchstone charging dock and Touchstone back cover also are available separately from for $49.99 and $19.99, respectively.

    More information is available at www.sprint.com/palmpre.
  4. #64  
    Banner finally up at sprint.com, but the "NowNetwork/Pre" page still has the "Tell me when it's out" button.

    http://spe.atdmt.com/ds/YUSPTSPRTSPR...d_1000x190.jpg
  5. #65  
    Here is the full press release:

    Sprint to Offer Palm Pre Nationwide on June 6
    Digital-age-defining Palm webOS phone is built for consumers and businesses alike, powered by America's most dependable nationwide 3G network, with the best price plan value

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 19, 2009-- Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced pricing and nationwide availability for the highly anticipated Palm® Pre™ phone, offered exclusively from Sprint. Palm Pre will be available nationwide on June 6 in Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, select Wal-Mart stores and online at Sprint.com for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. Running on the new Palm webOS™ mobile platform, Pre brings together your important information from where it resides – on your phone, at your work or on the web – into one logical view.(1)

    For those who juggle life circa 2009 – bouncing from conference call to car pool schedule, from doctors’ numbers to doctoral thesis data, from social calendars to social networking – Pre marks a new wireless crossover standard. Before Pre, you had to compromise when selecting a wireless phone. To get the business features you needed, you had to sacrifice the personal entertainment features you wanted. Pre consolidates your important information – professional, social and personal – into one revolutionary device using an operating system that redefines the experience of living and working wirelessly.

    “The argument that you need one phone for work and another phone for play, or that you have to make compromises between business and lifestyle productivity, is over,” said Dan Hesse, president and CEO of Sprint. “With Pre, compromises of the past are history.”

    Palm Pre will run on America’s most dependable 3G network and come with Sprint’s industry-leading, value-oriented Everything Data plans that offer savings of up to $1,430 over two years vs. comparable AT&T and Verizon plans for smartphones and PDAs.(2)

    “The Palm Pre takes full advantage of Sprint’s Everything Data plans,” said Avi Greengart, research director for Consumer Devices at Current Analysis. “The Pre has been expressly designed for multitasking among multiple web pages and applications. It also builds on Palm’s heritage in PDAs by managing your digital information – whether that’s on a corporate server or on the web.”

    "The Pre's dynamic 'activity cards' approach to handling and navigating multiple applications is a great advance, but the core breakthrough is the integration of information across multiple applications on and off the phone," said Andy Castonguay, director of Mobile & Access Devices Research, Yankee Group. "With social networking and messaging being so important to consumers, the device’s new ‘Palm Synergy’ functionality – which gives Pre the ability to automatically pull friends' contact details, messaging addresses and personal calendars from different applications online and on the phone – will greatly simplify people's ability to communicate with their friends and colleagues the way they want."

    Pre: A New Kind of Phone

    The new webOS platform introduces Palm Synergy™, a key feature that brings together your personal and professional calendar, contacts and e-mail into one centralized view, making transitions between work and personal life smooth and easy to manage.

    With Palm Synergy, users get:

    * Linked contacts – With Synergy, you have a single view that links your contacts from a variety of sources, so accessing them is easier than ever. For example, if you have the same contact listed in your Outlook(3), Google and Facebook accounts, Synergy recognizes that they’re the same person and links the information, presenting it to you as one listing.
    * Layered calendars – Your calendars can be seen on their own or layered together in a single view, combining work, family, friends, sports teams, or other interests. You can toggle to look at one calendar at a time, or see them all at a glance.
    * Combined messaging – Synergy lets you see all your conversations with the same person in a chat-style view, even if it started in IM and you want to reply with text messaging. You can also see who’s active in a buddy list right from contacts or e-mail, and start a new conversation with just one touch.

    Palm webOS lets you keep multiple activities open and move easily between them like flipping through a deck of cards. You can move back and forth between text messaging and e-mail, or search the web while you listen to music. You can rearrange items simply by dragging them, and when you are done with something, just throw it away by flicking it off the top of the screen.

    Finding what you need is also easy with universal search – as you type what you’re looking for, webOS narrows your search and offers results from both your device and the web.(4) WebOS crushes the barriers to true mobile computing.

    “Pre is truly a new phone for a new web-centric age,” said Ed Colligan, Palm president and chief executive officer. “We’re a mobile society, and we want our people, calendars and information to move with us. With Pre’s exquisite design and the unique webOS software, running on Sprint’s fast broadband network, we’re changing the perception of what a wireless phone can be.”

    Pre comes with a charger in the box, but for anyone tired of plugging a cord into their wireless phone, Palm introduces the Touchstone™ charging dock, the first inductive charging solution for phones, available exclusively for Pre. Simply set Pre down on top of the dock without worrying about connection, orientation or fit. Pre is active while charging, so you can access the touch screen, watch movies or video, or use the speakerphone. Set Pre on the charging dock when you’re on a call, and the speakerphone automatically turns on; when you take a ringing Pre off the dock, Pre automatically answers the call. Other mobile operating systems allow multitasking, but Palm has developed an intuitive method of switching between "cards,” which resemble clicking different tabs on a Web browser. New applications can be launched easily using the "Launcher" software button at the bottom of the home screen, and users navigate between different applications.

    With nearly every wireless device today you have to exit one application completely before you can use another. That’s not what people are accustomed to; think of your PC and all the applications you can have open at one time.

    Pre: The latest NOW Network milestone for Sprint

    Pre also lets you access feature-rich Sprint content on the Sprint Now Network, including exclusive applications such as:

    * Sprint Navigation(5)
    * Sprint TV
    * NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile Live

    “Sprint’s Now Network brings you America’s most dependable 3G network, the largest push-to-talk community, and in selected markets Sprint is the only national carrier bringing 4G to life in 2009,”(6) Hesse said. “The Now Network is more than just a physical network – it’s also data plans that are all-inclusive, eliminating fear of data overages and a perfect fit for Palm Pre users.”

    Sprint’s networks are now performing at best-ever levels, and Sprint’s high-value Everything data plans consistently beat AT&T’s and Verizon’s comparable plans in savings by hundreds, even thousands, of dollars over two years. With the revolutionary launch of Ready Now, which Sprint pioneered, customers leave the store educated, comfortable and confident about the phones they’re about to take home. As a result of these measures and more, Sprint customer satisfaction indices – from first call resolution to billing satisfaction, from customer care response time to service and repair – have all significantly improved during the past year.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Palm Pre phone will be available from Sprint on June 6 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year service agreement on an Everything Data plan or Business Essentials with Messaging and Data plan. An array of compelling accessories also will be available for Pre, including the Palm Touchstone charging dock. The Touchstone™ Charging Kit, which includes the Touchstone charging dock and Touchstone back cover for Pre, will be available June 6 for $69.99. The Touchstone charging dock and Touchstone back cover also are available separately from for $49.99 and $19.99, respectively.

    More information is available at www.sprint.com/palmpre.
  6. #66  
    This should kick off the advertising. I'm surprised they didn't have a press conference or whatever. Or at least a webinar giving out a few more tidbits along with the (highly desired) release date and pricing.

    Can't give Sprint/Palm points here for a missed opportunity. They had everything set up..
  7. #67  
    The thing about the Pre that annoys me the most so far is people classifying multitasking as a feature. Multitasking should not have to be listed as a feature, should be a standard.
  8. #68  
    Quote Originally Posted by neodorian View Post
    If that is accurate, it means I can get mine at BB on the same day instead and skip the mail-in crap.
    My thoughts exactly. While everyone else is line-dancing at Sprint stores paying 299.99 + tax and having to remember to mail in the rebate, both of us will be at Bestbuy walking out paying 199.99. For the uninformed, BBY does not do mail in rebates, they make it instant.
    .....Life is But Such Sweet Sorrow.....
  9. #69  
    So far has there been more talk on how many units will each store have?
  10. #70  
    Got up, went outside and picked up the WSJ and looked through it twice! Then checked Twitter, bingo. But there was a full page ad for the iPhone....
  11. TazUk's Avatar
    Posts
    689 Posts
    Global Posts
    719 Global Posts
    #71  
    Now us Europeans have to wait for our release date, price, carrier Was hoping that it would be announced at the same time.
  12. #72  
    Quote Originally Posted by rrob13 View Post
    Does anyone know how this will work for those of us who are already on Sprint? I'm eligible to upgrade, but will the pricing be the same?
    If you get your Pre at Bestbuy you'll pay the same price as new customers. They let upgraders pay new customer price as long as you re-up for 2 years most times.
    As for the Sprint store, i'm not sure. Haven't bought a phone from a Sprint store in yeeaaarrrsss. BBY has better deals.
    .....Life is But Such Sweet Sorrow.....
  13. #73  
    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    This should kick off the advertising. I'm surprised they didn't have a press conference or whatever. Or at least a webinar giving out a few more tidbits along with the (highly desired) release date and pricing.

    Can't give Sprint/Palm points here for a missed opportunity. They had everything set up..
    I know, right?

    Very disappointed that this came with NO fanfare whatsoever after all of the buildup. Palm.com should have some new info/walkthroughs/app screens up. It doesn't. There should be multiple reviews dropping with an NDA lifted. None as of yet.

    I've been among the most vocal defenders of their marketing efforts thus far, but it was with the assumption that Palm/Sprint had something special planned for this day. Not a press release over the wire confirming info that was widely known already. Booo.
  14. #74  
    Quote Originally Posted by Merovingian View Post
    If you get your Pre at Bestbuy you'll pay the same price as new customers. They let upgraders pay new customer price as long as you re-up for 2 years most times.
    As for the Sprint store, i'm not sure. Haven't bought a phone from a Sprint store in yeeaaarrrsss. BBY has better deals.
    Yep - that's where I am buying mine - BB!
  15. #75  
    Quote Originally Posted by Impulsebuyer View Post
    Yes very interested as well, is there a different price for those looking to upgrade? Also what's up with the bestbuy deal (the MIR is built in?) or is it because BB will up the price to begin with?
    BBY ups the price on the no contract price. So lets assume the Pre is $599 full retail, at BBY they'll probably jack it up to 729 or thereabouts. They justify it by making all the mail in rebates on cell phone activations instant.
    So that pre-mail-in-rebate price of 299 is going to be 199 out the door at BBY.
    .....Life is But Such Sweet Sorrow.....
  16. #76  
    Since I'm out of contract, and eligible for the $150 off, I'll pay $150 out the door, then $50 after rebates, right?
    Also, since I'm on SERO, I'll have to move to the ERP, so I'll have to order with Telesales, right?
    I can't believe it's almost here.
  17. #77  
    Quote Originally Posted by mikah912 View Post
    I know, right?

    Very disappointed that this came with NO fanfare whatsoever after all of the buildup. Palm.com should have some new info/walkthroughs/app screens up. It doesn't. There should be multiple reviews dropping with an NDA lifted. None as of yet.

    I've been among the most vocal defenders of their marketing efforts thus far, but it was with the assumption that Palm/Sprint had something special planned for this day. Not a press release over the wire confirming info that was widely known already. Booo.
    Totally agree
  18. #78  
    Quote Originally Posted by nsxla View Post
    Lets start buying accessories! Who is with me!
    No one......... crickets...........

    I would get the Touchstone if it had any sync abilities. Otherwise i find it a toy i can do without. If my Pre is at my desk, it would most likely be plugged in via the USB cable for charging anyway and as mass storage, so save myself 70 bucks.

    Maybe the slip case...just maybe. Or not....
    .....Life is But Such Sweet Sorrow.....
  19. #79  
    Quote Originally Posted by bubbatex View Post
    Got up, went outside and picked up the WSJ and looked through it twice! Then checked Twitter, bingo. But there was a full page ad for the iPhone....
    I bet apple saw all of our rumors about the WSJ - and decided to smack us in the face with that one.

    Also - I'd like to point out we should all take a crap on BGR (boy genious report) for INSISTING that something was coming out in the WSJ about the Pre - his date for the announcement was right now - but way to go with misleading us - maybe he works for Apple and wanted us all drooling-Pre-fanatics to see a huge ad about the iPhone.
  20. #80  
    Quote Originally Posted by patchs View Post
    Since I'm out of contract, and eligible for the $150 off, I'll pay $150 out the door, then $50 after rebates, right?
    Also, since I'm on SERO, I'll have to move to the ERP, so I'll have to order with Telesales, right?
    I can't believe it's almost here.
    That's where it gets iffy for us. Best buy had no problem with my purchase of the Touch Pro on SERO but it took em longer to do the transaction. She couldn't do it her normal way.
Page 4 of 33 FirstFirst 12345678914 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions