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  1. #161  
    If I was paid 10 bucks an hour and had several bosses rambling daily about quotas and company mission statements I don't think I would be too excited or motivated about my product or job. Besides, most of these retail workers could care less about being knowledgeable or excited about their products. They are there to collect a paycheck for their bills.
    Phone history with Sprint since April 2001: Kyocera QCP-2035, LG Touchpoint 1100, Samsung i500, Treo 650, Treo 700p, Treo 755p, HTC Mogul, Blackberry 8830, Samsung A900M, Motorola ic902, Blackberry Curve 8330, Samsung Instinct, HTC Touch, Treo 800w, Touch Diamond, Touch Pro, Motorola i9, Treo Pro (personal)/Iphone 3G 16GB (gone to make room for Pre), Palm Pre, blackberry tour, iPhone 3GS 32GB
  2. #162  
    I don't think there's going to be lines. I say this because there are 4 different retail stores launching it on the same day (Walmart, BestBuy, Radio Shack, Sprint) and also Sprint.com. I think there will be enough to go around. I am really surprised that stores other than Sprint retail will be selling the Pre on June 6th, that should help sales a lot, and should provide more inventory for customers.
    Jimmie Geddes
  3. #163  
    Quote Originally Posted by JimmieGeddes View Post
    ...that should help sales a lot, and should provide more inventory for customers.
    Assuming the inventory is there. Remember the initial rumor of the two possible launch dates: mid-May and early June. Hopefully the delay was to get more stock in place.
  4. #164  
    Hey sorry about that, I've been up all night.[I] was just transferred to my store & they don't know anything about it. But at least she put me on the list there so the day they get it I'll know & be able to go get it. Man what a town I live in. jeesh.
  5. #165  
    Just thought I would start a official thread since we have way to many June 6the release threads.

    www.sprint.com/palmpre
    Palm USA - Mobile Products for Consumers, Professionals, and Businesses

    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:
    <LI class=bwlistitemmarginbottom>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.
    <LI class=bwlistitemmarginbottom>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:
    <LI class=bwlistitemmarginbottom>Sprint Navigation(5)
    <LI class=bwlistitemmarginbottom>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.
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    #166  
    I officially declare this thread unofficial and redundant.
  7. #167  
    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    Too bad that day is my kid's bday party. (hope she understands..)
    Yeah, likewise, I think the wife will understand that I am opting for the Pre over that weekend getaway for our wedding anniversary that day.
  8. #168  
    Already have an official release thread ?
  9. #169  
    Spoke to sprint and Sprint Premier Customers will get the phone at $199 price no matter what there rebate status is . I MADE HER PUT THIS IN THE NOTES!. Also stated that no early purchase option for the Pre like the Instinct. She stated different promotions for different phones and the Instinct was a pre order phone and the PRE will not be. My store already has me down for it .I hope I like it but atleast its only $199.
  10. #170  
    Quote Originally Posted by haydur View Post
    I officially declare this thread unofficial and redundant.
    +1

    (sorry op)
    da Gimp

    Please note: My spelling sucks and I'm to lazy to check it.
  11. #171  
    Quote Originally Posted by Renderhaus View Post
    Yeah, likewise, I think the wife will understand that I am opting for the Pre over that weekend getaway for our wedding anniversary that day.
    LOL I'm not too worried since i suspect i'll be buying it prior to that day.
  12. #172  
    Sorry guys its just that this forum is getting cluttered I just wish the moderators would make of of them a Sticky thread so people don't keep posting new ones. That's why I posted this.
  13. #173  
    Mods will eventually merge them all into one huge thread. And I agree its getting tough to follow. But hey its all fun.
  14. #174  
    Coincidentally, my contract expires 6/05 - not that I'm holding my breath for any retention considerations.
    “Wolves are the top of the food chain, and when the wolf population is healthy, all other animal and plant populations are healthy.” -- Lois Tulleners
  15. #175  
    Also remember that hype sells. I did the 2 iPhone launches, waited on line (both times there was still stock the following day). For Palm to launch with that many retail stores on day one leads me to believe there's enough stock.
    Jimmie Geddes
  16. #176  
    You can lower that price down if you got a trade in. I think its like $50 for a Centro. For me the pre will be $0. I sold my Touch Pro for $350 last month and put $200 in an envelope for the Pre . Its sitting there waiting to buy it. Plus gonna get that $50 credit for my old Centro maaybe so the centro will be free with a $50 credit. But even without the ebay sale It would be $149 with the centro credit. Not bad.
  17. #177  
    Quote Originally Posted by WizardHowl View Post
    I just called my local sprint store in which I'm on the wait list for the Pre because I just wanted to confirm my name on the list. The employees there weren't even aware of the June 6th release date, I guess I broke the news to them.

    Do you guys think they're playing dumb, or is spring/palm really keeping all their employees so uninformed for one of the biggest phones in sprint history?
    Why do you even care? The release date has been released.. and it's advertised. Who cares if they know it or not.
  18. #178  
    Yep, i'll ebay the iphone and all but not til i'm sure the Pre is a keeper.
  19. #179  
    Quote Originally Posted by NM08SRT8 View Post
    Why do you even care? The release date has been released.. and it's advertised. Who cares if they know it or not.
    If you read my posts I said that I care because it shows sprint's lack of informing their employees. Palm and Sprint really need to this to be as successful a launch as possible, and keeping everyone in the dark is not the way to go about doing that.

    When you buy this phone, you are in a sense investing in Palm and Sprint and hoping they don't mess this release up. The phone has a compeltely new OS with few apps. What good is it to you if neither palm nor sprint can provide the support to develop the phone?
  20. #180  
    i called up the sprint premier upgrade number since i wasnt supposed to be upgraded til july. she made a notation in my account saying they would upgrade me starting June.
    so does anyone know how this works? Can i go to best buy and get the discount there or is it only at sprint corporate stores.
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