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  1. esoterica's Avatar
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    I have a theory that the reason that we haven't seen the Pre Plus on Sprint yet (to say nothing of any new WebOS phones) is that Palm drastically overestimated the number of original Pres they needed to manufacture, and that they painted themselves into a corner because they can't release any new phones without depleting their existing inventory of original Pres first.

    From everything I can tell, they're still shipping out new phones that were manufactured in Summer 2009, I haven't yet seen one that was manufactured after August 2009. My hunch is that they haven't actually manufactured any since around that time.

    The way to check your Pre's manufacturing date is to, on the on-screen keypad only, punch in ##786# and scroll down to WARRANTYDATECODE (which is the manufacturing date).

    So, who can claim the most recent date for their Sprint Pre?
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    I just checked my Sprint Pre ( this is my third and was a new replacement not a recon. My first was purchased thanksgiving '09)

    Warranty date code 12/16/2009

    This unit was activated 4/15/2010


    MotorDr
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    Add mine here, not new at all

    just here for reference...

    ACTDATE=9/19/2009

    RECONDDATE=04132010

    WARRANTYDATECODE=08/18/2009

    Sprint Pre- Meta-Doctor 2.1.0 w/Flash

    Everything is Amazing & Nobody is Happy, "People with their mobile phones, "uh... oh... it won't..."... GIVE IT A SECOND... IT'S GOING TO SPACE!" Louis C.K.
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    WDC - 12/22/2009
    ACT - 4/16/2010
    RECOND - 6/4/2010 (yes)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dissizit View Post
    WDC - 12/22/2009
    ACT - 4/16/2010
    RECOND - 6/4/2010 (yes)
    Better than 8/09 but still a perplexingly long time for them to be sitting in inventory. Need more data points to see if they've been in continuous production or if Palm is manufacturing them in batches.
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    Wdc - 3/29/2010
    act - 4/20/2010
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    wdc - 6/29/09
    recond - 4/30/10
    act - 7/5/10

    My 3rd Pre.
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    Looks like my new refurb refutes your hypothesis.

    WDC - 03/20/2010
    ACT - 4/24/2010
    RECOND - 6/4/2010 (yes) (couldn't take the intermitent stuck headset anymore, tried all the tricks and even without using the headset it would occationally flip to headset mode.)

    I don't think Sprint is getting the + just because it isn't that much different and not many people would want to upgrade to it. I would update my wifes ancient phone to a + model but can't justify buying a year + old regular modle pre. Still I think I am in a minority group.

    Lets just hope Sprint doesn't have to wait long for some newer better webos phone.
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    wdc-3/31/2010
    act-4/27/2010

    2nd pre
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    I'm on my 4th Pre in 3 months.

    I guess I must have gotten a launch day Pre as a replacement.

    Act = 6/8/09
    recondate= 5102010
    reconstatus= yes
    WDC= 5/30/09

    Anyone have an older unit than that?
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    WarrantyDataCode=07/13/2009
    ActivationDate=08/01/2009

    Sprint is probably Palm's way of selling off the originals. Not a big fan of this but like many I am not going to waste an upgrade on a plus! I want more
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    Guess this one was made early this year,got it like three days ago.

    Actdate:
    6/29/2010

    Reconddate:
    --/--/--

    Warrantydatecode:
    04/01/2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottw911 View Post
    I'm on my 4th Pre in 3 months.

    I guess I must have gotten a launch day Pre as a replacement.

    Act = 6/8/09
    recondate= 5102010
    reconstatus= yes
    WDC= 5/30/09

    Anyone have an older unit than that?
    LOL one of the three I have sitting in front of me has a WDC of 5/20/09. But it's a weird one though because its activation date is 1/1/2005, its slider count is 6, it's not reconditioned, but it's been used 14,114 minutes (LIFETMR). Go figure.
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    Warrantydatecode: 9/17/09
    Reconddate: 6/3/10
    Actdate: 9/3/2009

    I just got this phone from Asurion about 2 days ago.
    An Iphone walks into a bar with a Palm Pre on it's shoulder. The bartender looks up and says, "Hey, that's pretty cool, where can I get one of those?" and the Palm Pre says "Hipstertown, they're all over the place"
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    Warranty date of 05/13/09. Recon. Date of 09/11/09. I win!

    Oh yeah..another activation date of 01/01/05. It's a Pre from the past!
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    10/13/09

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