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Sprint Stores are Packed with People Buying Palm Pre

Went into a couple of local Sprint stores in California and phones were already sold out of the Palm Pre. In addition, there were numerous chargers in the store but a few employees noted that the touchstone chargers were not selling as fast as the phones were. One thing my fiancée noticed was the music in the background, which didn't even faze me. The music that was playing the hour I was the first store was U2. Looks like part of Bono's US $82.3 million investment, besides Palm shares rising to $13.00 per share, but has Bono cut a deal with Palm/Sprint to supply music to the stores? I noticed this at a few of the stores I visited today.

As the stores staff was overwhelmed at one point, so I decidedly stepped in to assist customers with their questions. One lady sent herself an email and she didn't know how to remove it from the handset. Another was trying to add a number to text someone and forgot to put the area code. One of the main gripes I heard from a few customers was why there wasn't any video. I explained to them that Palm is now working with a development community and has only released the SDK to a handful of 'trusted' developers but that the customers could expect video within the next several months. We know the folks over at preDevCamp are probably addressing this issue and so is Palm.