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Sprint Employees now training on the Palm Pre, Pre's Launch is Near

All the rumors and speculations of a mid-April/late April/May launch of the Palm Pre doesn't appear to be too far of a stretch. Stated in an email from Sprint, "Employees can expect training to start in April as well as multiple communications to get them excited and ready to help our customers." I was wondering if the training has begun -- so I asked for a confirmation on that thought.

"I would like to inform that Sprint is in the process of providing the training for the new Palm Pre. Once it's launched, Sprint will be ready to serve their valued customers regarding the Palm Pre."

The fact that Sprint employees are already training up on the Palm Pre, pretty much implies that the release date of the Pre should be near. On top of that, early this week, Sprint began getting the word out about the Pre with their new marketing campaign. So don't be surprised when the Palm Pre launches within the coming 5 weeks or so!

Some say that after seeing Palm Pre demos at CTIA, the Pre doesn't seem to be ready, software wise. And of course many have advised Palm and Sprint to not rush the phone. So the question is, is it really ready?


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    Filed under: Handsets , Palm , Sprint , webOS We're not totally sure here, but it sounds like Sprint
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    Whether it means the Pre is weeks or months away is anyone's guess, but Sprint employees have now
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    We're not totally sure here, but it sounds like Sprint employees are now being trained on the anxiously awaited Palm Pre. Over at PreThinking, they seem to have gotten their paws on an internal Sprint email that says that "employees can expect training to

Reader Comments (17)

hope that's true

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter452484

I hope it's true, as well.

By the way, the quote was "multiple communications" not "multiple commutations," if that helps. I figure they just mean they'll have some conference calls or something to say, "Hey, this is what we've got, this is what we're doing, and this is what we expect."

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWest

Finally some real pre news

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDobby

OMG!!! YAY!!!!

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOMG

This is wonderful news! Great find Phillip!

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPedroTheGoat

Well if this is lines up exactly with my prediction that we will see the Pre debut sometime in May. I'm thinking between the 15'th and 23'rd

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPalm Pre

Here's hoping the Pre arrives quickly. My MotoQ seems to be on its last leg. I hate having to remove the battery and reboot like five times a day.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

I feel your pain...

April 10, 2009 | Registered CommenterPreThinking

We thought that the Pre was near January. I say it won't be out till June. That's just how it is. It isn't fully ready yet.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKen

I'm really disappointed in this post as a newcomer to the site. Not only do you show no professionalism by posting the full length of a Sprint internal document rather than briefly quoting the source but you make the ridiclous claim that it will launch in five weeks. The Palm Pre is the most anticipated phone of the year, Sprint's high hopes are set on it, and they've never released a phone with so much ethusiasm. They want to prepare their customer service and technical supports agents for the release, something which they have miserably failed to do with the release of other, more moderately anticpated phones. That said, expect a late May or early June release at best.

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

my sprint sales buddy has confirm this to be true

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjorge

Just talked to my sprint store manager buddy, he has been to training. palm rep wouldn't give them any info. But, he was told he couldn't give any time off for anytime in may or June. i asked him if this was because of a pre release date. he said it must be because he's been working to cut hours because of poor sales up until now. His guess for a release date from what he has heard is may 17

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergazoo

Really, rumors abound, don't they? All that I can say for (almost) sure is: I don't give a "rats ass"about a gd. phone, only that this "Piece.Of .S." makes me money. Buy Palm stock! Betcha' won't be sorry. Don't listen to me, just buy the 'fricken"phone!

April 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

should be launched on the 10th due to the fact thats when any changes will happen. If you look at when the sanyo scp 2700 is coming out you will find that its the 10th. This is merely speculation however usually they dont start selling the device after the new prices are in effect.

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwade

I'd take a partially read palm unless it crashes regularly. if most of the glitches are gone, launch and upgrade.

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