Leaked document suggests mid-March debut for Palm Pre at Sprint

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Leaked document suggests mid-March debut for Palm Pre at Sprint
The highly anticipated launch of 2009 could be as soon as next month according to leaked documents. The Palm Pre could be in Sprint stores as soon as mid-March according to an unofficial End-of-Life document. This list is sent out to Sprint employees to alert them to the models that are going to be phased out as well as the in-stock dates for new models. The document suggests that the Pre will be a replacement for the blue Palm 755P. At the same time, the Treo Pro is expected to replace the Palm 800W and will launch around February 15th.

The huge excitement surrounding the Pre started from the moment the device was unveiled at the recent CES. With a brand new OS, the unit features a 3.2MP camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, and a full HTML browser. The multi-touch gestures used on the web browser resemble the gestures used on the iPhone's Safari browser. The resemblance is so close that Apple last month revealed their patent for some multi-touch applications, a development that some felt could delay or even prevent the release of the Pre. But if the leaked documents are for real, get ready for the biggest smartphone launch of the year to date around March 15th. Can you feel the excitement?

source: BGR

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36 Comments

1. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

No, I cant. This phone is in no way differant than any other smartphone out there. It is going to be an epic fail. I really dont understand the buzz surrounding it, how is this new again? Oh thats right, it not.

5. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Name me another phone that allows true multi-tasking? That will support 15-20 apps running in real time all the time in the background? Oh that right, that are none.

6. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

First of all, yes there are, the omnia for one. Second, why would you need or want that many apps running at once?

8. t-won50

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 18, 2009

the omnia thats a joke that phone crashes every 2 seconds the phone was a huge flop from samsung

11. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I completely disagree. The VZW Omnia is one of the only winmo phones I would reccomend.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its the only winmo phone i sell. HTC phones are overpriced bricks . its just good to see palm move out of 1997, thats all. and my storm runs like 20 things at once with ease, any real smart phone will.

20. t-won50

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 18, 2009

i have used the omnia it was slow and unresponsive it would freeze when trying to do more than one thing compared when i went to the touch pro that worked very well and have not had a problem with the pro is great but i cant wait to try the pre

22. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The Omnia is a good phone, but the reason it can have more than one browser open is because on Opera Mobile and the Touch Pro has that as well. I am taking about desktop like multi-tasking. Quickly and eaisly being able to switch between what ever else you have running and not having to use a task manager and all of those apps being live. The Pre has a pc like processor (OMAP3430 Processor ) that can handle having 15-20 apps running at once. It has been clocked running at speeds up to 1GHz which is almost twice as fast as what you will find on the G1 and Omnia. http://focus.ti.com/general/docs/wtbu/wtbuproductcontent.tsp?templateId=6123&navigationId=12643& contentId=14649 http://www.arm.com/news/16539.html

28. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

All this reminds me of what everyone was saying about the blackberry before it came out. Now it's happening again. Well, like last time, I'll just wait for the phone to come out and see what everyone thinks of it then.

34. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

True..! True! Despite all the talk and excitement...The real true will come out when the Pre is officially released and out on the street. Everything looks good before they come out. It's marketing!!!

2. krys2110

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

first of all its a new concept! Wireless sync with not only your email but your facebook! its going to automatically take your contacts profile pictures right from their Facebook. It wont show doubles or tripples of contacts it will notice the repeats and combine them as needed. teh battery life for a Palm device, this is going to be huge! The abililty to have multiple programs running at once and easily navigate through them. The speed of the internet and the ease of all the functions on the phone. Its going to be different!! Watch some of the videos that are available about this phone. If it works how its truly supposed to...its going to be a great concept. I'm not saying its going to blow away the Iphone, but its going to be a great new concept.

4. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

First of all its not. Wireless sync with facebook isnt exactly groundbreaking. Next you have battery life and multitasking, also not new. You also say it will be fast and easy to use, could you be anymore generic? Or rather, could the Pre be anymore generic?

3. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

sprints gay there going 2 ruin this phone

10. t-won50

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 18, 2009

since when does sprint have a sexual prefence that will ruin a phone the phone will be great and alot better than a tmo G1 i hate fanboys there worthless

7. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

How is sprint going to ruin this phone, buy giving it fast 3G speeds, music store access, and TV access?? Have you guys read anything about synergy? What other smart phone will take your calender and sync it with your gps location to let you know if your gonna be on time or not?

9. gunsich

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Guys... I don't get your comments... my G1 can do all this and more! What is so groundbreaking about the pre? G1 syncs to an online service (gmail not facebook but what's the difference)... G1 has multi-tasking.. its got so many location aware apps that do similar stuff to synergy (Locale.. and Latitude to name two). And over the pre or iPhone it has a real compass which is really awesome for streetviews and Augmented Reality apps. Plus its open source so more new ground breaking (or even copied and reverse engineered) apps will keep commng!

12. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Exactly! Why is everyone getting hyped up about this device when these features are already available on others.

29. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Legion, First off how do you base your opinions as they are truly nothing of fact. Also, you, yourself should try grammar school, before calling everyone else out. I am sick of know it all people like you and godfather causing bs discussions on this website. As far the pre is concerned, not one person in here has seen it much less played with the user interface. We have information from CES nonetheless and you nor I know how well this device works. So, don't blow your wad over something you really and truly know nothing about until you get the facts. If this phone had nothing new about it, like all the other touch screens, then the folks over at apple would not be asking for a case of pepto bismol. If "reports" are true from real people that have really touched it and really compared it side by side to the I-phone, then there will be a new device to actually promote competition. Now, if you have anything intelligent to say, say it , however a one line comment shows just how ignorant you really are. Good day sir.

32. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Phoneguy, You are far more pathetic than I sir. I am merely debating a phone, a piece of a consumer electronics. You are actually getting upset and launching personal attacks over a phone of all things. I am amused.

33. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

...are u guys having fun yet!!! The game is on. It's gonna be an interresting year after all!

36. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Personal attacks??? You sir are a tool.

13. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

First of all:"fanboys" have way too much time on their hands to comment about phones they "don't care" about. second: "Pre" is without a doubt a new concept...yes with some of the functions similar to other devices...but there's no longer any 100% unique phone out there. Last: CES...don't give HIGH rating out of nowhere...they know what they talking about... ...Not a huge fan, but I like the Iphone and Omnia..I think they're great phones...but Palm will give us something new that's gonna put a huge mark on the wireless market...to a point where people like "Legion" are getting worried even they say they aren't.

15. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Please. I only mentioned I am perplexed that this phone is generating so much buzz since there is NOTHING, NOOOTTTTHHHHIIINNNGGG new about it. Name one unique function. ONE. Facebook sync does not count, that is retarded to tout as a big feature. You do realize that at the same time you are bashing fanboys you are the biggest one here, dont you? Ces???? The phone isnt even out? How could you possibly even begin to give us an opinion on its quality? Have fun waiting on something that has already been available for years phone333!

18. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

...lol..."NOTHING NEW"...I'll just rest my case..!!!

19. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Thanks! Youve just proven mine. The pre is without a doubt NOT a new concept.

24. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

which phone u got?

16. halcyoncmdr

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Seems as though people are starting to get scared that Palm is encroaching on their beloved devices...

17. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

In your case, Ignorance is bliss my friend.

21. t-won50

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 18, 2009

maybe you should go read something about the pre and learn something beacuse u have no idea what your talking about and everyone on here is trying to prove that to u

23. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Maybe you should go to grammar school. Instead of telling me I have no idea what Im talking about how about you actually tell me why I am wrong, something none of you are able to do.

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