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Palm Pre avalible for Pre-order one month before its launch, 5/17 not the release date?

I don't know how much of this is true, but according to an email from a Sprint Customer Service Specialist, we'll see promotional campaigns related to the release date one month before the offical launch of the Palm Pre. Not only that, "Once launch date is fixed, you will also be able to Pre-order this handset online." In other words, when the release date ads starts rolling out a month before the offical launch date, at about the same time we should be able to pre-order a Pre online(Maybe with its price tag?). That doesn't give anything solid as to when the Pre'll be released, but it does beg the question -- will rumored 5/17 make it to be the Pre launch date? Counting today we only have 22 days till we reach the 17th of May. Either way, only time will tell.

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    According to a Sprint Customer Service Specialist, we can expect the Palm Pre to arrive one month after Sprint starts allowing pre-orders on the device. Campaigns and promotional ads are also set to roll out a month before the actual release.Hold on ...

Reader Comments (19)

great info phil!

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBob

Who says this Customer Service Specialist knows what s/he is talking about?

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterImmaSlave4U

In the past Palm has had 1 month pre orders when releasing one of their smartphones, which is what I started wondering when April 17th came and went without the pre-order option happening. Maybe May 17th will be the pre-order date and June 17th will be the release date. To hold true to their word, Sprint/Palm can hold of on the release until June 30th since that is that last day of "The first half of 2009"

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAsh

i am astonished that anyone who knows anything about sprint would quote communication from their "customer service" department, written or otherwise, as evidence of anything....

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

IMO only: If Palm doesn't get this phone to market well before the launch of the new iPhone, they're sunk. Running on a CDMA network and late to market is a bad combination. I'm not buying Palm stock. I own a Treo Pro and a TX and have own a Treo 680, 650, 600 plus about every iteration of the Palm Pilot, so I'm not a Palm basher. Rather a market realist.

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBill

I agree, if this stretches out until June I think it is a big mistake. There are so many great phones to be released in and around June like at least 2 new Iphones, Touch Diamond and Pro 2, The Garmin Nuvifone. And a lot of others. If this is true it is bad bad business. I switched back to Sprint in April for the Pre and have been stuck using my old HTC Touch (VOUGE) i am just a little frustrated with how long this is taking but also when we call for info. Just give us a real freaking answer for once! lol

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKeith


June 30th is not the exact middle of the year.

In a non leap year the exact middle of the year is the 182 1/2 day. which if you bust out your calendar and check is noon on july 2.

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Good things come to those who wait. You'll get it when you get it. Stop complaining about how long you've been waiting. I'd rather them prolong the release date to get all the bugs worked out. Look how long it takes for some gaming developers to work on games and finally release them. That's a video game you may play every once in while. We're talking about a piece of equipment you will carry with you EVERYDAY!

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Spare us. You don't know jack about the release date, and neither does your alleged "contact" in Customer Care. People at Sprint are being show the door for even speculating about...being handed their last checks in company meetings, being made examples of. Of course you know this, but you post the BS anyway, and then CYA by spouting alot of maybe's, possibly's, and "I don't know if it's true"'s....How about this: If you don't have any facts, don't post supposition and bullshit? LOL Works for me

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNunyaBusiness

There is a "preorder" page available here:

But no real information on release, etc.

May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Nice one..
As per the growth of iphone gaming this is being common to launch some new and interesting game which are more digital and efficient then 8 bit games. I also like to play racing games on my iphone.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralicia

I am not sure abot the date but anyway good news for palm lovers Strategy games

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterroben

To be honest i am edictted to my palm and these are great news for me thanks a lot for that. i love to play on my palm car games and cool action games

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterzodiac

Yap I am not sure abot the date but anyway good news for palm lovers free online games

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfree online games

the pre order is always expensive.

car games
dirt bike games

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterparking games

i like to play dora games

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermario

will rumored 5/17 make it to be the Pre launch date? Counting today we only have 22 days till we reach the 17th of May. Either way, only time will tell.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertinggi badan

I am not sure about the date but anyway good news for palm lovers.
Car Games

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterParking Games

This is so cool!!! I bookmarked this blog a while ago because of the great content and I am never being dissapointed.

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterapteka online

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