Rumor: All apps to be free at Pre launch

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Rumor: All apps to be free at Pre launch
We haven't heard too much about the Pre's App Catalog, but our Sprint insider has just informed us that the App Catalog feature all free apps at launch.  Furthermore, there will be a free demo available for every app.  This is wonderful news to consumer's ears, and seems to be yet another shot across Apple's bow.  Their App Store offers screenshots, but most apps don't offer a trial which forces you to either rely on user reviews (which we've found less than helpful) or pay and pray.  The free model is similar to what the Android Market did at launch, but with big name programs like SlingPlayer and Epocrates on board "at or near launch" we're a bit more excited this time around.

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1. t1daboss

Posts: 4; Member since: May 27, 2009

I have at&t and I love at&t services and phones.... but o how i wish they had this phone>>> I hope the rumors are right about after sprint is done f****** this phone up it will be free to go to other carriers i.e. at&t

6. Masters

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2009

lol, that's what I say about the iPhone. Let another carrier get it already so it's not stuck on at&t's shotty 3G coverage. I'll never get one so long it's on at&t. Good thing the Pre is coming my way. Now I don't feel so envious.

2. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

That's true. The App Store doesn't let you do that. And I have paid and prayed before. But the app store does have free lite versions of a lot of apps (especially the more expensive ones). But when phonearena says free demo for every app, do they mean that the full capabilities of the application will be present or is it like a lite version avaliable for all the apps? And is this only avaliable at launch or will Pre users still be able to get demos months after launch? It would be really cool if they offer this feature permanently but kind of pointless if they don't since not that many people are getting the phone until July/August.

3. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i would assume the demos will be lite... otherwise you could crack the application and get it for free.

5. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I think you will see cracked apps (once they are no longer free) regarless of how the trails are done. A lot of the lite apps I see just have advertising in them and the paid ones don't. Personlly I would rather see a 48 hour trail of the full-blown app that will just no longer open once you have had it for that amount of time.

4. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

No way to know until after the 6th

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