AT&T to sell Palm Pre when Sprint's exclusivity ends?

AT&T to sell Palm Pre when Sprint's exclusivity ends?
From the launch date of June 6th through the end of the year, Sprint is believed to have the exclusive rights to sell the Palm Pre in the U.S. But what happens once Sprint's exclusivity ends? We might have received some hint of an answer today at the D7 show run by WSJ tech editor Walter Mossberg. At the event, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that "he sees AT&T selling the Pre after the exclusive agreement with Sprint expires" according to a report published online by the WSJ.

The Pre being sold by Sprint uses CDMA technology which would not be compatible with AT&T. However, earlier this year Palm said that it would be manufacturing a UMTS version which would allow AT&T to offer the smartphone.

Palm Pre GSM Preliminary Specifications

source: WSJ via PhoneScoop


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