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    i was wondering, is there any loyalty between Palm and Sprint in regards to Pixi and Pre??

    why did palm decide to release Pre on sprint network first and not the other carriers?

    does this mean that we should get latest and greatest before other carriers? for example, if they came out w/ Pre 2, will sprint get it first then the rest will trickle down?

    The reason i say is, i'll be mad if verizon gets better phone like more memory, ex 16gb. Shouldn't sprint get it first then everyone else?

    sprint always seems to be at the **** end of stuff like: MOTO Razors and Blackberrys. it's like they get the out dated model way after..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 05typesdc5 View Post
    i was wondering, is there any loyalty between Palm and Sprint in regards to Pixi and Pre??

    why did palm decide to release Pre on sprint network first and not the other carriers?

    does this mean that we should get latest and greatest before other carriers? for example, if they came out w/ Pre 2, will sprint get it first then the rest will trickle down?

    The reason i say is, i'll be mad if verizon gets better phone like more memory, ex 16gb. Shouldn't sprint get it first then everyone else?

    sprint always seems to be at the **** end of stuff like: MOTO Razors and Blackberrys. it's like they get the out dated model way after..
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    The only loyalty between Palm and Sprint is what is documented on contracts. Both companies make choices in the interests of making themselves that most amount of money that they can.
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    gotcha i guess i always wondered why sprint got all the old models of razors and blackberrys, i guess it all comes down to the money labowski....

    who will pay more to get it
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    na palm and sprint have allways been tied to the hip together. Every treo released on sprint first except for the 700w. I rember during ces 2009 palm said most palm users were sprint users. A verizion rep told me yesterday that their pre will be a world phone but I don't believe him.

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    i just wish palm will bring back the oldschool keyboards.
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    But see the nice thing with Palm owning both the hardware and the OS, it doesn't matter what happens. Sprint can choose to "accept" a new hardware revision or not.

    So, if the Pre2 (or whatever in the world it would be called) came to Verizon, unless there is a specific agreement between Palm and Verizon, there is no reason why Sprint could not get it.
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    Palm is not Apple, nor is Sprint AT&T.

    Palm did not rope itself into one carrier for 2 years + because they know that there success rests on as many carriers as possible having their products. They partnered with Sprint to get things going, but only for 6 months which brings me to....

    Sprint is not AT&T. AT&T paid dearly for the Iphone exclusive, but Sprint probably was willing to pony up the cash for 6 months to have the exclusive on both the Pixi and the Pre. Now that those 6 months are up, Sprint will move on to other things all the while carrying WebOs phones in whatever form they come out.

    Bottom line, Palm thought 6 months was in their best interest for an exclusive as did Sprint. Palm would be foolish to skip Sprint with new releases, so it will not. You will not see Verizon have an exclusive Palm phone that Sprint does not have.
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    +1 - I agree completely. Any upgrades in hardware and WebOS software will find its way to other carriers.

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