Wal Mart shoppers, prepare for the Palm Pre in the electronics aisle?

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Wal Mart shoppers, prepare for the Palm Pre in the electronics aisle?
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Wal Mart executives are claiming that the discount retailer will soon be carrying the yet to be launched Palm Pre in its electronics department. Previously, we have reported that Best Buy was going to get a limited supply of the smartphones to sell at its stores, but the word "exclusive" was never used in those reports. Sprint is thought to have an exclusive deal to be the lone carrier for the Pre in the U.S. from launch until the end of the year. No availability date or pricing was mentioned.

With Circuit City no longer in business, Wal Mart would like to grab the business that would have gone to the now bankrupt electronics retailer. For the world's largest grossing retail chain, that means improving the quality of the electronics that it offers. Brand names like Sony and Samsung have been added to inventory and earlier this year the Apple iPhone 3G was added to the slim selection of cellphones that is offered by the discounter. Being able to offer the Palm Pre could be the beginning of an effort by Wal Mart to become a legitimate destination for shoppers to find "Hot" cellphone models like Palm's much awaited handset.

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source: WSJ

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7 Comments

1. timmy0305

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 27, 2009

Walmart should not sell phones as they r not trained properly, they will not provide the customer service that a Sprint store would and they just want to sell the phone and not help u out with it. Walmart should stick to food and other household items and leave the cell phone game to the experts.

2. CODYPHOBIA

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 21, 2008

Since when can you get customer service out of a Sprint Store either?

4. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Zing!

7. t-won50

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 18, 2009

Do you zing dudes?

3. CODYPHOBIA

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 21, 2008

And on another note...what is this I hear of Verizon Wireless pulling out of certain WalMart stores in the south region? Anyone else able to confirm/deny?

5. theman10

Posts: 93; Member since: May 16, 2009

Who cares? It's pay too much for what you get Verizon.

6. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Slowly the time comes to the Pre

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