Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm 2 to be for sale at Verizon in 6 months?
Big Red is the exclusive U.S. carrier for the BlackBerry Storm, RIM's first touchscreen device. While the Storm has sold well, the reviews have been lukewarm with most of the problems centered on the handset's clicking touchscreen. Leaked photos of the Storm 2 seem to show that RIM has done away with the SurePress mechanism, although Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis late yesterday said that SurePress was still alive. While some reports had surfaced that the sequel to the Storm would launch as soon as next month, the quote from McAdam appears to put the release of the device on a collision course with the 2009 holiday season
Palm Pre Preliminary Specifications | Hands-on
BlackBerry Storm 2 Preliminary Specifications
source: Reuters via EngadgetMobile
2. SilverPearl (Posts: 31; Member since: 08 Jul 2008)
Notice here it says, "...devices LIKE the Palm Pre and..." which doesn't mean it definitely WILL BE that device... at least for now, anyways. Everything changes in 6 months anyways these days.
3. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Device like the Palm Pre could be Eos or a newer version of the Pre maybe?
4. belve14 (Posts: 113; Member since: 31 Mar 2009)
Yes it says like the Pre not the Pre....things do change drastiacally now and days. But I think that every phone company should have there own special device.
5. rehnhart (Posts: 103; Member since: 27 Mar 2009)
I hope the Pre can sync with Itunes like reports have said; thats the only appeal for me.
7. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I saw that too and would really be surprised if it is true...Apple might just have a case against Palm if it is true. I'm sure Apple could just release iTunes 8.3 and somehow block the Pre but people could still use older versions. That being said I'm gonna stick to drag n' drop regardless...never been a fan of syncing music for some reason. Also hope I can just delete a song off the Pre instead of re-syncing or hooking it up as a USB storage device.
12. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Well so much for that idea....Palm just demoed syning non-DRM music, pics, and vids. http://www.engadgetmobile.com/
2009/05/28/itunes-support-confirmed-for-palm-pre/I'm guessing this was the last "secret" they were holding that no one speculated about.
6. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
Everyone wants some of the that Pre..That phone is gonna kick ass
8. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
I am sticking with the fact that it's still a Palm, regardless of how cool it looks. Everyone was psyched about the Storm, and we see what happened there, and RIM is a dependable brand. Palm doesn't exactly have a great track record (i.e. security flaws allowing cloning, constant malfunctions/defects, etc.), so I wouldn't be getting my hopes up about it. It MIGHT turn out to be a great phone, but that's not very likely imo.
9. chupum (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
I find it kind of funny that people seem to be more excited about the Palm Pre than the other phone mentioned in the article (Storm 2). =)
10. The Spartan (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)
Palm Pre and Storm 2 FTW. Wow, I can't wait for Christmas (Can't wait to have a Palm.)
11. Keepin_Real (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 Apr 2009)
Don't believe it's the Pre. I think it might be the EOS, as it's coming to AT&T. And probably VZW. The EOS is not the Pre. Nice joke by McAdams and AT&T.
13. yourmom07 (Posts: 66; Member since: 07 Apr 2009)
thats quick for a storm 2.. THATS why you're not supposed to buy the first make . all your money spent and 6 months later it effs up on you and the NEW AND IMPROVED version comes out and you're screwed in your contract and have to wait for your upgrade eligibility. don't you people ever learn.
16. craggie4ever (Posts: 27; Member since: 24 Apr 2009)
Please tell me this is a joke!? Oh dear lord! Verizon is gonna mess these up too?!?! Great!
17. VZWEMP (Posts: 144; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
if thats what you want to believe then dont get the devices....plain and simple right?