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Sprint allowing few to buy the Pre a day earlier; Best Buy stores getting only 4 units each?

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Sprint allowing few to buy the Pre a day earlier; Best Buy stores getting only 4 units each?
How would you like to be flashing around a new Palm Pre the day before the official June 6th launch? Sprint could make it happen. BGR and a tipster of ours have informed that the carrier is going to allow those who have pre-registered for the device to buy the hot smartphone at 6pm Friday, June 5th. This offer apparently is part of the party that Sprint is having for Premier customers in major cities. Not every city is participating, and certainly events can change. But as of this moment, those who have pre-registered will be able to buy the Palm Pre a day before the rest of the population. Makes those who have pre-registered feel a bit special, right?

Sprint allowing few to buy the Pre a day earlier; Best Buy stores getting only 4 units each?

Yesterday, we told you that Best Buy's director of merchandising, Scott Anderson, confirmed that there will be a short supply of the Pre for the first 4-8 weeks. He wasn't kidding. BGR was told that the retailer was going to have a total of 4,250 units for sale on launch day. Anderson said that 1,000 Best Buy outlets would be selling the device. If you can remember your Jr. High School math, that works out to 4.25 units per store; well, that would certainly qualify to be called a shortage. Even worse off is RadioShack, where the figures work out to about 2 phones each for 721 stores. EngadgetMobile has learned that Radio Shack reps are being encouraged to try to get potential Pre buyers to switch to the Instinct S30 as a substitute choice. And to think, the U.S. was criticized for buying Manhattan from the Indians for $24.

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source: BGR, more via EngadgetMobile


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. tsmith20098 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 May 2009)


wow

posted on 22 May 2009, 04:18

2. sprint99 (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 May 2009)


guy you are saying wow like the instinct and/or s30 are good phones they suck and sprint does not tell you how limited they are I am welling to travel to get my hands onto the pre because if sprint force's me to get another one of thoses instinct phones am gone.

posted on 23 May 2009, 14:15

7. phoneguy (Posts: 188; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)


hey dude the article said that radio shack reps are being incoruaged to sell instincts nothing about Sprint trying to force anybody into anything.

posted on 22 May 2009, 04:21

3. sprint99 (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 May 2009)


but that blackberry storm 2 looks pretty good from the screen shots of It. In no surepress ((God)) save us by RIM taken that mess out see u mate Am not being crazy just do not get the instinct

posted on 22 May 2009, 04:29

4. tsmith20098 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 May 2009)


no my cuzin n his best bud has the instinct not me so i was just saying wow because they want be packing there instinct up to get the palm pre. i have the glimmer from alltel

posted on 22 May 2009, 04:41

5. sprint99 (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 May 2009)


glimmer and instinct both suck but lg has been putting out a nice line of phone but a lg cookie it way better mate but am rolling with the sprint touch pro It cost much more then those two it has Wmobile an higher pixel per camera a hi res screen touch screen with full slide out qwerty and wi-fi and Productivity tools. glimmer has a wash out keypad that good for texting the samsung has nothing. bottom line they can dread water with my machine. ah mate

posted on 22 May 2009, 18:49

6. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)


lame lame lame

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