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Jun132009

Verizon CEO Again Confirms Palm Pre and Cousin of Pre To Verizon Soon

Lowell McAdam, CEO for Verizon Wireless, spoke at a Barclays Capital conference where he discussed upcoming devices and again confirmed the Palm Pre would be coming to Verizon Wireless.

"You will see devices like the Palm Pre and the Cousin on our network from Palm. You will see a second-generation Storm. You will see a new device we call the Tour from BlackBerry as well. That is an upscale of any other QWERTY-based devices that we have from BlackBerry today. You’ll see Motorola back into our portfolio. We feel very good about the progress that the Motorola team has made. And, yes, you’re going to see Android devices as well.

It looks as though the Palm Pre and its cousin, perhaps the Eos (code name Pixie) will be getting the new Palm handsets sometime in the near future, albiet, that future looks like the first quarter of 2010."

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Reader Comments (12)

I'm so excited! I did not want to switch to Sprint.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShason

O- man.... I'm very happy for you guyS but I've just switch AT&T for SPRINT. n I Love Sprint. Specially there cool PLANS... And they have a free web-site were you can go n get free ringtones, wallpaper,games n more.. I wish VERIZON plans weren't that expencive as SPRINT..
.................***Nancy***..........

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter**Nancy**

2: marcus...bellflower

I love u

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter**Nancy**

He didn't say verizon would be getting the pre.... He said "devices LIKE the pre".

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPathymo

@Pathymo well now he said they r getting the pre and its cousin so ya

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShason

Why would I want to pay more on Verizon to get a crippled Pre? That just makes no sense.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlorcha

@lorcha its not crippled

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShason

@shason actually he still says "like" the palm pre..... And its not there yet and would not be uncommon for "V" to cripple it...

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSlyder

They better not get rid of WiFi. Verizon has a tendency to do that to cell phones. Just ask Blackberry.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterL00t

@L00t that was rim's fault not Verizons

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShason

@Lorcha: I want to pay more to get a Pre on Verizon because Sprint EVDO doesn't exist where I live, and the 1xRTT signal is rather poor as well. So in some cases it does make sense.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiesel Donkey

This is the same information from May, there is nothing new here. Why are these blogs rerunning this old news. Just about everyone knew Verizons CEO was blowing smoke, nothing has changed. As some have touched on, Verizon tried to undermine Sprints launch of the Pre, at the same time keep Verizon customers from switching. Verizon is not getting the Pre!!!

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteroneAwake

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