Palm Pre to debut on Survivor?

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Palm Pre to debut on Survivor?
There certainly has been plenty of talk online about when the Palm Pre will be released. Many of the dates picked by so-called experts have already passed with no sign of the "iPhone killer". A thread on the Sprint Users forum suggests that the Pre will be available on the Sunday that Survivors' two hour final episode will play, which is May 17th. According to the post, the device will actually appear in the Thursday episode (May 14th) before the finale and be heavily promoted in the three days leading up to the release of the Pre. As we've reported, the handset will be available in the U.S.exclusively at Sprint for the balance of the year. If this is true, the phone's premiere on Survivor would be very appropriate because for Palm to continue to survive as an independent company, the device must live up to the incredible buzz it has created since being introduced at the CES earlier this year. There has been talk of the company being acquired by Dell as a quick way for the computer company to enter the smartphone business that it strongly seems to desire. Sprint also has a lot riding on the success of this phone as the carrier faces other networkers with strong selling models.

Palm Pre Specifications | Hands-on

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19 Comments

1. VZW Employee

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 25, 2009

"iphone killer"? how about someone release a more reliable and quality pda out there

9. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I am so sick of "iPhone Killer" terms thats no longer a sales tactic its a dissapointment waiting to happen, no other phone has that technilogical eginuity, lets face it its just not out there. Now with that being said I am a Verizon advocate and I dont perticularly care for the iPhone, but still, no one is "biting" anymore on iPhone Killer terms, every phone thats been released that has said that, has never had a follow up article regarding how "iPhone(y)" it really is. Also iPhone was released from a PC company based on apps and music, Palm has been in the hands of white collars and real estate agents. I agree with Legion, quit making crap up and building up a "PDA" device, the ONLY real iPhone killer that would ever exist would HAVE to be created by Microsoft,I know this sounds stupid but, like a Zune phone or something. the only existing iphone killer has to have parralell features and then some, not just a Vibrant touch screen with a bunch of preloaded buisness apps. It needs to be smooth music and app related...Basically Toy first Phone second...I hardly see Palm taking that approach...Nuf said!

2. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Phonearena, can I ask you a question? Why are you publishing a news article based on a post from some random thread? Using that logic any claim or rumor could be substantiated. I got a dicey piece of news for you, the Iphone 3.0 will launch for AT&T and VZW simultaneously on July 4th at a price point of 149.99, it will include gsm.cdma with a 8 terabit hard-drive. See how easy that was? Wheres my article?

3. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

Is it still going to have a 2.0 MP camera?

4. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

No, based on customer feedback, it will have a 1.3 MP camera.

5. htsee

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

the specs have it listed at 3.0, with led flash...

6. htsee

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

its not a verizon phone, so i dont think theyd gimp the specs... =-)

8. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

LMAO!

10. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

customer feedback? lol there are no customers with the phone yet wtf! i hate when people just make shit up, its a 3 megapixel with led flash

7. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

I bet this phone gets kicked off the first week. ZING

11. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

no one uses the word iphone killer except the media. palm would never call the pre an iphone killer, the pre is at a whole new level above the iphone or any "iphone killer" and they dont want to market it with the likes of lameness

17. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

An exec from Palm actually did just that basically calling it an iPhone killer.... Keep up on your news son.

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

a device is only as good as the network its on :-)

14. htsee

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

and sprints network is pretty good... all cdma carriers have great coverage... voice, vzw has the best, with sprint right behind... data, sprint has the best, with vzw right behind... CDMA FTW!

15. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

dude in NY State at&t has much better coverage than sprint and if you compare coverage maps with gayt&t and sprint, at&t wins.

16. htsee

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

coverage maps dont tell the whole tale of the story... its like saying at&t's hsdpa is "faster" than everyone elses data network... technically, it CAN be faster, but its not... just like the iphone, you can have coverage, but using it is a different issue... look at jd power & associates recent coverage awards (even though i hate them, vzw employees swear by it)... sprint is right behind vzw for voice... most independent tests find sprints data just a tad bit faster than vzw...

18. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

WERE ALL GOING TO PRETEND WE DIDNT HEAR YOU SAY THAT.

19. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

That's part of the problem w/vzw employee/subs, wearing blinders

13. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Why do you keep repeating that crap, Sprint is either 1 or 2 throughout the majority of the country. Make a rational argument

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