Long lines for the Pre? Don't be ridiculous say Sprint and Palm
Sprint spokesman Mark Elliot, in a story from the NY Times Technology blog BITS, said that his company never wanted long lines at its 1,100 stores and are actually "...trying to manage for the exact opposite," said the spokesman who also went on to say that smaller crowds would give Sprint reps the time to show Pre buyers how to use the device. Success “is not about having a line out the door,” he said. “It’s about being able to treat each customer and make sure they’re happy with their decision.”
For its part, Palm spokeswoman Lynn Fox said that those who equate success with a crowded store might be in for some disappointment. She added that Palm will take take time to generate buzz for the Pre. "We're not like Apple," she said.
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source: NY Times BITS