Verizon to get updated Palm Pre in first quarter 2010?

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Verizon to get updated Palm Pre in first quarter 2010?
Last week, everybody skipped a heartbeat when rumors flew that Verizon had decided to pass up offering the Palm Pre. No one was ready for the reaction that ensued. For the first time since the 1987 Stock Market Crash, you had people looking up as they passed by tall buildings to make sure that they were not hit by jumpers. Some had no place to go but to their local House of Worship, muttering "Why,why?" as they sought out their Clergyman. But everything turned out ok. Tipsters revealed that Big Red was still getting the Palm Pre and The Street.com was wrong. And now, the Examiner reports that not only is the Palm Pre going to be sold by the nation's largest carrier, but the device will also have some updates. The phone could have a larger screen, more memory on board or even be equipped with a microSD slot. This is all conjecture, of course, just the same as when the story was that the Pre was being dropped by Verizon. The difference is that with this version, we won't have to encounter a multitude of crying Verizon customers.

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source: Examiner

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22 Comments

1. tokuzumi

Posts: 1793; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The phone will have more memory, probably 16gb (hopefully 32gb). Doubt the phone will have any other enhancements, such as a larger screen.

2. krochisy

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 24, 2009

I am waiting for this phone on Verizon, I hope it gets everything is mentioned here, but I doubt it. Larger screen I don't think so, more memory maybe and MicroSd slot maybe. Let's hope is true, I'll be very happy either way.

3. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

and more expensive price plan whew.

4. 22ADin09

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 24, 2009

yes i am indeed excited for the more expensive price plan (golf claps) well, peoples on verizon are used to more expensive (like myself), so we'll all be happy :)

5. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Only 129.99 per month for a single line of service, YES!!

7. arcsum68

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

How do you figure? Maybe on the top of the line plan? In any case, if you can handle the BS phone crippling and crappy selection you wont go back to any other provider, at least in my area. My buddy has been drooling over an iPhone for years and finally got one, he just loves it, but complains that the call quality sucks compared to his RAZR on VZ's network. I think its funny because I have been telling him for years that the call quality was crap on AT&T using my works Curve, and now I know I am right and so does he.

8. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Yeah this guys a Jack A$$ "Only 129.99" What ever...What is it on Sprint 99.99 Ill pay and extra 29.99 for service that works, atleast my 129.99 is well spent, while his 99.99 Somethimes Everything Plan keeps sucking a pile of dog doo. You can 109.99 with verizon too and Have a Pre on Beef for an extra 10$... 900 min Unli m2m + 5 Freinds and Fam + Unli text 79.99 Unli Data + Email (real 3g Style) 29.99 _____________________________________________ 109.99 Sprint Eating Pre

6. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

dont like the prive dont buy it...you pay for the network.... and why are people so into the pre? its kinda crappy and the keyboard is ass

9. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

PapaJay, that $110 will only get you 900 minutes, messaging be data while Sprint gives you 900 minutes, messaging, data, tv, radio w/any mobile calling for $90. I can't see any of thier plans having anything on Sprint and talk all you want of a bad network but that's isn't close to true. Fact is anyone getting any smartphone on vzw will be paying at least $20 more per month, more if nav and none have tv/radio, for the false security of the network because Sprint is just as reliable and faster. In my travels Sprint has done more than favorably, this is a challenge for all naysayers to list any recent, personal use of Sprint where it failed and where they're located.

11. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well then you must stick to major highways and major roads because sprint sucks in new york state.

13. Doakie

Posts: 2465; Member since: May 06, 2009

I'm a sprint customer here in Seattle Washington. I have one reception hole that pisses me off all the time, its right at my office in Burien Washinton which is about 15 mins east of the Seatac Intl Airport. I had great service there with my old Sanyo SCP8400, then had horrible phone drops, data disconnection and lagged texts with two Samsung Instinct S30s and one Samsung Rant at my office. I activated my wifes Centro and it has the occasional reception problem there. Not as bad as the three Samsung phones. The two Instinct S30s also had reception problems in and outside our local mall Southcenter Mall which is one of the busiest malls in Washington State. Odd cus it had full bars at the Sprint store across the street from the mall. I pointed that out and the Sales Manager said "oh that would be due to the repeater we have right there in the ceiling." I thought that seemed like false advertising almost. I'm going to try my luck again on Oct 11, see if the Instinct HD has the same horrible reception as the Instinct S30. Hopefully not. Either way tho, I don't care if I have one hole in my service. The price sells me the service. I thought of bailing to Verizon and getting an Env Touch, or going to AT&T and getting a Samsung Impression. But decided against it once I looked at the prices of their plans.

14. Doakie

Posts: 2465; Member since: May 06, 2009

Oh I forgot, there was a hole 15 minutes outside of Coeur d'Alene Idaho where I was staying at my wifes aunts house. There was a horrible hole that Sprint and Tmobile didn't get any service. Although Verizon did get service. They were the only carrier that family has found that had service in their home. I'm not trying to back up the Verizon haters, but this is the truth. :)

16. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Dude, that is just simply NOT TRUE. I work for VZW and travel to NYC / upstate / Long Island etc, basically all over the state monthly with my work issued VZW BB and my personal Sprint phone and Sprint is just as good as VZW. STOP SPREADING LIES. It's aggravating that people feel they must stick up for the carrier they have. Look, VZW is awesome, but Sprint is also. Please tell the TRUTH. PS. And I dont just stay on major highways, I travel ALL OVER, including deep suburbs

19. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i am telling the truth bro. just look at the map! they have coverage all along the thruway but once you get off that, all roaming. don't plan on going to the adirondacks with sprint..

10. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I think stuntz may be counting nav and tv/radio (not on a smartphone, vcast at least) in the calculation. I just use the smallest plan, 450, to compare because $70 get you all that on Sprint and to get that with Verizon it would be $100 for the same 450 minutes without tv/radio and if they allowed smartphones to gets you can bet there will be additional charges. I'm still anxious for rebuttals from the network enthusiast who swear Sprint the worst, specifically PapaJay224, just because you pay or have more money doesn't make it or any person better. I'll take a pair of Levi jeans over the high priced Sean John or whatever other maker any day and thier won't be a difference

12. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

OK, You've spent a lot of time on the toilet thinking about this I can see. Again everyone here hates you and knows you got canned from VZW, so do sell yourself out trying to keep Sprint customers from leaving...When something smell bad louie you dont walk twords it...think about that

15. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Papa, you can make all the ASSumptions about me you want but it won't change the fact that you are using a baseless argument to rail against Sprint. Still waiting on you to come up with some personal reference point of the terrible service my money gets me. vzwfanman let it go cuz I travel and of course there are trouble spots, as Doakie pointed out, but nothing that prevents me from making calls. All you red fans really need to step back and retire the stupid argument that Sprint isn't a good, if not great, carrier based on hearsay or having them 5 years ago. Sprint has been an excellent provider for the last few years but don't get recognition because of past slights. I do see that Papa may be a little antsy because I proved that $110 for 900 minutes is a good deal to you it provides only some of what Sprint's 900 at $90 or you can just spend $100 not worry about a meter, get nav, tv and radio (no Vcast for smartphones and if they did you'll be paying for it) while save $10.

17. jtm1208

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

what is your explanation for sprint losing a million customers a quarter?

18. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Personal preference, what's your explanation for vzw not allowing thier Connect or Premium plans on smartphones or ridding themselves of a unlimited stand alone data option? Is them losing subs the reason for the extremely weak coverage argument because that isn't a true gauge? All you posters here should visit this sites forum because I post there too and have yet to see any of you there, not even in the Verizon sub-forum. That is my next challenge, on top of noting some recent bad coverage had on Sprint that isn't hearsay hit up the forums with all the ill talk too

20. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

vzwfanman, you are trying to make a falsehood the truth by repeating it.

21. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i just told the truth. sprint sucks in new york state period

22. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

So Isutigers is lying? What I'm saying is how can you comment on Sprint service anywhere w/o any personal reference point from the last year

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