Sprint stores receiving Pre Advocate units

Sprint stores receiving Pre Advocate units
PreCentral has been tipped by a few Sprint employees that their stores have been receiving an Advocate copy of the Palm Pre. Each store is supposed to receive one unit that is given to the store's expert on all things Pre. Early comments on the handset say that it is small but that the webOS is "responsive" and "amazing" with the cards being intuitive. The sliding mechanism was described as "stiff" and mistakes in typing were made due to the cramped letters on the QWERTY keyboard with buttons that were said to be "harder" than those on the Centro.

Nothing new has come forward on the Pre's pricing or release date, and even the Advocates have no idea about the cost of the phone or the launch date. Two days of mandatory management training on the Pre will have to be completed before the actual release of the handset.

Palm Pre Preliminary Specifications | Hands-on

source: precentral

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16 Comments

1. miikeyroks

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 07, 2009

I am the advocate at my store and this phone is amazing, the keyboard isnt cramped its a pleasant mix of treo pro and curve, i found myself typing on it speadily. I dont want to get fired by releasing any info but i sure am glad i work for sprint at this point, its truly a sick phone

2. dustinjc

Posts: 5; Member since: May 17, 2009

How's the camera?

6. instinct75

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 06, 2009

we got ours and the camara is amazing it takes beuterful pics and cant wait to own one thas all i can say bcuz i can get fired

9. beatredsux

Posts: 1; Member since: May 18, 2009

Evry1 here is just brain dead. I hope you guys have another job lined up. Very dumb move.

3. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

havent got one yet... :(

5. instinct75

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 06, 2009

we got ours and the camara is amazing it takes beuterful pics and cant wait to own one thas all i can say bcuz i can get fired

4. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Mark my words.....this phone will FLOP!

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Saying a phone is going to flop is a rather wide statement. What classifies a FLOP? In your opinion. Then I will mark your words and remember "trentsinmypants" once I see said floppery.

10. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Flop as in look at the history of Palm phones. Phone lock ups, screws falling out, unresponsive screens, poor battery life (plus swelling), horrible BT connectivity, and the big one of all......poor call audio. So....Palm Pre = FLOP! Enjoy your over-priced door stop!!

14. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

I smell a hater a really big hater and trentinyourpants are the one...your basing this phone on the past ones that in itself is wrong cause you can say that about any phone across the board. Flop im sorry to tell you this but this phone is def not going to flop with the remarkable things it is capable of. Sure some things will go wrong just like with the storm and the iphone when they first came out. So there in brings up the hater part...you jump to all these things and havent even seen it=HATER!!!

15. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Geez, kid. Puctuation is key!

8. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

The experts here are always willing to let everyone know how it is

11. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

you, mr initial palm pre leakers to phone arena..... are a certified moron. no better way to increase your sales of this phone than by submitting negative feedback to an online phone forum about a product that you are gonna sell. i think this phone is gonna be awesome. the keyboard IS LARGER than the centro's. why don't all you naysayers let people make up their own mind about this device or go work for another carrier.

12. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

well sorry Mr. AsianPhoneGeek.....last time i checked this was a PUBLIC FORUM where people are free to speak their minds. Based on every single release from Palm, its been nothing but one failure after another. I just dont want people to buy into the hype of this phone only to get ripped off in the end. *looks at the early STORM buyers*

16. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Last time you checked was before they changed thier policy. You can't do any of that anymore... Razr with an actual Razor FTW!! Source: Legion

13. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

i agree, this is an open forum. you have your opinion on palm as do i. early storm adopters... eh, yeah maybe but in the end, the storm is a good device that has software issues that will be fixed. that being said, i can safely say in this public forum that you too are a dbag for not really reading my post haha.

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