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WSJ to carry May 19th announcment of Palm and Sprint Pre

A report from a Tipster whom according to BGR is very reliable, states that a big announcement will be made by Palm and Sprint. The report indicates that there is a supported chance that Pricing and Release date will be made available to the public. Could all other reports on the Palm's release date be incorrect and will not launch the day before Apple's big event?

It would make perfect sense that Palm would want to get a decent head start on the reported iPhone release date by releasing the phone a couple of weeks ahead of rumored release dates and get the jump on the iPhone.

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Reader Comments (4)

Just in time for my birthday later that week!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoeross

i'll bet it's just another stupid picture of the pre, and it will probably say "Introducing the Pre...Coming soon" i can't believe it will be all that important anymore, because i've been let down so many times :(

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Why does everyone think a new iPhone will be released on June 8th? When was the last time they announced hardware that was being released at the same time? Sure, it would make sense for the next gen iPhone hardware to be announced at WWDC, but I doubt it is available for several weeks after the announcement...

That is...unless Apple wants to really put a damper on Palm's new toy.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrett Q.

Brett, you underestimate the Apple machine... that's all they have to do... announce what's coming, and people will wait.

Granted, I'm in the camp that Palm isn't entirely crazy... ballsy, yes. They are not trying to steal away iPhone users. Running against that crowd is suicide. They have to carve out their market. The people who don't want to go to AT&T. The people who want a freakin keyboard. The people who simply want an alternative. The market is there, and Sprint is a decent place to start because they ain't got anything.

But on the flip side, sprint is losing customers left and right... so we'll see how this pans out. I hope it can generate enough momentum for the so called EOS or Centro WebOS edition. Maybe get that on other carriers later in the year, while still keeping the Pre exclusive to sprint as agreed.

It will be suicide to price this over $250 though. I don't think I could swing it, as much as I want the phone, $300 is a lot of money for a freakin phone.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinh

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