AT&T Pre to launch in May based on FCC document?

AT&T Pre to launch in May based on FCC document?
An inhabitant of the precentral forums likes to snoop around FCC filings.Looking for manufacturer O8F (Palm), he noticed that whenever Palm released a webOS device, the date that the external public photos were to become available matched up with the eventual launch date for the device. So when he recently came across a model with FCC ID of O8F-CASG, he noticed a  photo availability date of May 10, 2010. In trying to figure out what device the FCC could be referring to, he remembered that O8F-CASC belonged to both the Sprint Palm Pre and the Verizon Palm Pre Plus. Assuming that the C on the end of the ID represents CDMA, the G on the end of the new ID could mean a GSM version of the Pre. Add in the fact that the carrier said it will offer two webOS handsets this year, and the May 10th photo availability date, and what develops is a May 10th launch of AT&T's Pre. Of course, this is all conjecture, but it actually makes a lot of sense. No word on the specs of the phone, or pricing.

Palm Pre GSM Specifications | Review (CDMA)

source: precentral

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14 Comments

1. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

When is palm going to branch out from the pre? Pre was a good introduction, but the only thing holding back the Web OS is the hardware. Palm needs to create a new heavy weight contender with a faster processor, much bigger screen, and better keyboard

9. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

I agree. I'd like to see a device sized like Tour or a Curve. . .Or all touch.

13. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Agreed. I have a wet dream of them putting a snapdragon in the next webOS device... YEAH! ;D

2. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

That will probably go to Sprint 1st

3. Dadler22

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

why would sprint get a GSM phone?

4. Hotzb22

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

i think he means a new webos device

6. phonatik

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 09, 2009

Why would it go to Sprint first? I mean, don't they get wanna save their rear ends...They should learn from their mistake of offering such a promising os to the nations third largest phone carrier who's keeps loosing members by the minute. Verizon and or At&t should be the favorites "if" there is something new coming out from Palm!

10. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Palm had to get the bugs out. It was a win, win situation for both companies. However, I think from all the technical issues with WebOS updates and keeping the phone exclusive to Sprint for so long will effect Palm's growth back into the marketplace. WebOS is sharp.

11. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

@phonatik And yet they ranked #1 with the most reliable data... Hmm...

14. phonatik

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 09, 2009

You must be a Sprint member. Sorry to tell you your boat is sinking slowly and painfully!

5. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

do u think t-mobile will be getting a palm device?

7. Steven58

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

get me a snapdragon processor with more RAM and ROM, and I'm down with Palm. I operated one at the VZW store, and it was good enough, but not GREAT. So? I wait for the N1.

8. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

the BIGGEST problem Sprint needs to overhaul with their company..isnt their phones..but...their CS dept..and billing dept so everyone see's eye to eye

12. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Hmm, very true.

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