Palm Pre to come on Verizon in January

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Palm Pre to come on Verizon in January
Now this is what we call a rumor. There is this story on The Wall Street Journal Blogs going the Palm Pre will be available onVerizon Wireless in half a year. As you all know, Sprint has an exclusive deal for the device with Palm, but as Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has said: “over the next six months or so you will see devices like the Palm Pre” with the nation’s most reliable network. WSJ is now backing up these thoughts with a statement by a person, who is said to be familiar with the situation, that Big Red will be offering the Pre from January. Now we wait.

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34 Comments

1. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I can't wait to see how this shakes out, if they get it in January and how much they take away from it to fit thier other smartphones

10. Verizon Guy

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 10, 2009

I am excited to get the Pre but lets make this perfectly clear this phone it will not take the spot of the curve or the storm or more than likely an other device. We have some exciting new smart phones coming out and this is one of those now. Another blow for Sprint. By the way for those Sprint fan boys out there saying we cripple our devices this may have been true YEARS ago but I ask you to name one within the last year that has been crippled because there hasn't been one.

15. brettconnect

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 10, 2009

how bout every HTC device that has ever came to verizon!

18. chaseacej

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 10, 2009

HTC Touch Pro

20. paintballguy113

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 29, 2008

the touch pro was crippled.

21. TheCellDepotVZW

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

They are definitely right. Almost all of the HTC phones VZW has gotten have been a little below the feature and memory line of the other carriers. The XV6600, XV6700 & XV6800 were the only ones to not really be affected and even the XV6800 was crippled compared to sprints Rev. A Version.

23. brettconnect

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 10, 2009

IT CONTINUES TO HAPPEN TOO. THE XV6175 HAS BEEN READY TO LAUNCH FOR A YR NOW AND VERIZON KEEPS DELAYING AND REMOVING APPS FROM THE DEVICE. BY THE TIME IT LAUNCHES IT WILL BE OBSOLETE. AT LEAST HTC IS NOT REBRANDING FOR VERIZON ANYMORE. THEY MAKE THE BEST PHONES AND I HATE WHEN VERIZON OR AUDIOVOX REBRANDS IT. WE WILL SEE IF VZW WILL MAKE GOOD ON ITS OPEN APP OPEN DEVICE PLATFORM AND STOP DUMBING DOWN SMART PHONES.

25. metalpoet unregistered

its true that verizon tends to cripple phones when we release them on verizon cuz the verizon ppl are control freaks and its unfortunate cuz if they werent control freaks than we wouldve had the iphone a long time ago!

26. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The XV6800 had a software flash that upgraded it to the Rev A. and unlocked the BT and GPS. So technically at the beginning yes, but not anymore.

32. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

VZW's Touch Pro isn't actually the touch pro... it is the Touch Raphael. VZW chose an inferior model, then didn't cripple an already good device.

2. Keepin_Real

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

If it's true, it's good for Palm. They need all the business they have get. But I don't believe a blog on WSJ is enough to get everyone excited. Until Palm comes out and says we have the Pre on Verizon, then those on VZW should get excited. And if the Pre gets more popular, RIM should be mad. I would be if I was the CEO at RIM. I would think I would be VZW's main smartphone. That's why they got the Storm exclusively in the US. If that happens, RIM should make the Storm2 for Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile and send it out in the Q4 to Q1 of 02010 for all.

11. Verizon Guy

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 10, 2009

You seriously think Blackberry or Verizon for that matter let the Storm go to a second tier carrier like Sprint? Do you really think Sprint has the customer base, network coverage, or the deep pockets to get the Storm from Verizon when they have sold as many as they have.....good luck.... BTW the Pre looks cool but lets not kid ourselves here the Storm is still the superior device for the capabilities and if the rumors are true about the Storm 2 it will even be better. I have to be honest, I like the sure press.... its not for everyone but I like it.

14. Keepin_Real

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

My point is if the Pre sells very very on Sprint, and all of a sudden its on Verizon, that may hurt the Storm2 sales. I know that there are some who love their storm but I know users who loathe it. And if RIM is going to go all out on the Storm2, they should get FIRST priority. I am not a VZW sub that's my view. That should be VZW's feature Device. BUT have say, if the Pre comes to VZW and with momentum (popularity). My view is that the game just changed for the Storm2 if the Pre lands on VZW. Now not saying put the Storm2 on just Sprint. If there is no exclusive deal with the Storm2, what is stopping RIM from releasing it on all carriers.

17. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i love the storm too. the people who hate on it have never used one intensively!! therefore they go off the negative reviews and make stupid assumptions.

24. Keepin_Real

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

Just like those who say the iPhone sucks and don't own one for more than 5 minutes? So if I understand it right, those cannot say it sucks? Come on now. People's opinion are their own. Using something 5 mins or 5 months is still their opinion. There is no time frame to judge something. Sorry if the average user is not as thorough. I myself give something time before I say it sucks. But I am not going to JUMP on someone cause they say it sucks and have no extensive experience using it. I do respect people's opinion when they tell me it sucks no matter what I think.

33. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LOL ... keep pretending the storm is good... I think that is a really good idea gone horribly wrong. The Pre will do well. It think it will have more hype and a waaaay better UI than any RIM device. Blackberry UI is rediculously boring. The good thing about it is it makes the device usable by nearly every moron out there who thinks they are "cool" or "tech Savvy" because they own a "hi-tech" phone (if the blackberry can even be considered hi-tech). I hope the Pre blows RIM out of the water.

34. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Yes lets keep it real its already been leaked that the pre AND the storm 2 aka the Odin will be released by vzw Which will if rumors are true make the storm 1 obsolete, however that remains to be seen. As far putting the storm 2 on sprint exclusively or otherwise Sprint in haning on by a thread so why would anyone give an exclusive to them. Rim will not release the Storm 2 with other carriers for the same reason Apple didnt release upgraded versions of the iphone to other carriers, which may cahnge next year.

3. Raiderjoe

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

It might be true who knows, palm needs all the business they could get. I got the pre, it's a great phone and I'm very happy with it.

4. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

it would be good for Palm and Verizon, bad for Sprint and possibly bad for Verizon customers who will probably get a locked down, crippled version of the Pre.

6. chupum

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I have a question. I don't really know what it means for Verizon to "cripple" a phone anymore. So far, Verizon HAS kept its promise to unlock the GPS function on, I think, most, if not all, of their smartphones. So what is there left to "cripple" on their smartphones? Thanks to anyone who can help out with this question.

16. htsee

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

in regards to htc devices, vzw "cripples" the phone by having a slower processor and less ram than the original versions...

5. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yeah, if VZW gets a pre thats like a slap in the face to RIM...

7. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

by the time vzw gets the pre palm will be releasing a better model

8. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

i think the Storm II will beat the pre in sales. . .2nd gen vs a 1st gen. . .BB fixed a lot of the bugs in the last update. . .does sprint have any exclusives anymore besides the samsung Ace II and all those crap sanyos and iden phones?? lol

9. Keepin_Real

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

Sorry don't think so. Storm2 will not out sell the Pre if it comes to VZW. And you think it fixed the bugs but for the storm owners I know, still want to throw that device in the river. All said they will not buy the Storm2, in fact some say they lost faith in RIM. And you are making fun of Sanyo? They are a low level phones. Are you serious with that comparasion? You are an idiot.

12. Verizon Guy

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 10, 2009

the new software or the first storm has helped the first gen phone tremendously I didn't realize how slow it was on certain things until I upgraded the software.... wow! what a difference! BTW I agree with you... I think it will beat the Pre in sales as well but palms have a place within our line up and I am glad to see we are rumored to get it.

13. Verizon Guy

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 10, 2009

Well, you must not know many storm owners then to be honest because the new software has been VERY WELL accepted and for you to even say something as stupid as "some say they lost faith in RIM" just shows your bias. Seriously!?!?! lost their faith in RIM? What about the company that hadn't made any improvements to their smart phones in 2 years like Palm did? The Pre looks cool, but let's see how it works in the real world for a bit first. This is why i'm ok with Sprint having it first, let them have the growing pains with the device and then we will get (maybe) the one with the software fixes. People will wait for the VZW version that have their phones with Vzw.

19. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

I agree. . .whether the phone is a success or a flop it will work in VZW's favor with Sprint launching and having all the trouble and it'll be a more perfected device when it comes to vzw. . .VZW Palm customers have been dying for a new palm though some have jump for a storm or curve a lot of customers are dedicated to the brand either because they like it or corporate makes them use palm devices. . .

22. Keepin_Real

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

Everyone is entitled to their comments. So the ones who I quoted are entitled to theirs as well. The updates was good for you. The updates didn't please those I know. Yes sorry I don't know 200 storm users but only know 24 between family and friends. My apologies to you and RIM. Answer me this, since I cannot comment on the Storm2 since I don't know the Storm. What if the Pre out sells the Storm2. How do you think RIM's CEO will react? That's a serious question.

27. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

can you please tell me why this major storm update didn't please those you know? what don't they like about it? what more do they expect out of the storm? most importantly why do they still have it then? :-)

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