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Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm 2 to be for sale at Verizon in 6 months?

Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm 2 to be for sale at Verizon in 6 months?
Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam told viewers of a webcast that his firm expects to be offering customers the Palm Pre and the BlackBerry Storm 2 within the next 6 months. "Over the next six months or so you will see devices like Palm Pre and a second generation Storm," on the Verizon Wireless networks, McAdam said in a story published by Reuters. Sprint currently has the exclusive rights to sell the Pre in the U.S. although it is expected that the pact with Palm expires at the end of this year. The device will be launched a week from this Saturday amid the heaviest buzz of anticipation seen for a smartphone since the release of the iPhone 3G last year.

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





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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. chupum (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


YAY! I'm psyched!

posted on 28 May 2009, 13:15

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.

posted on 28 May 2009, 13:25

3. SellPhones82 (Posts: 384; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Device like the Palm Pre could be Eos or a newer version of the Pre maybe?

posted on 28 May 2009, 13:25

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.

posted on 28 May 2009, 13:28

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.

posted on 28 May 2009, 13:48

7. SellPhones82 (Posts: 384; 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.

posted on 28 May 2009, 15:34

12. SellPhones82 (Posts: 384; 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.

posted on 28 May 2009, 13:34

6. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


Everyone wants some of the that Pre..That phone is gonna kick ass

posted on 28 May 2009, 13:56

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.

posted on 28 May 2009, 13:57

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). =)

posted on 28 May 2009, 14:20

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.)

posted on 28 May 2009, 14:39

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.

posted on 28 May 2009, 16:29

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.

posted on 28 May 2009, 17:45

14. JDubreno005 (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Jan 2009)


VZW rules all...

posted on 28 May 2009, 19:43

15. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


blackberry storm FTWA

posted on 28 May 2009, 19:49

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!

posted on 28 May 2009, 23:05

17. VZWEMP (Posts: 142; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


if thats what you want to believe then dont get the devices....plain and simple right?

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