Palm Pre – So much news… When is Launch?

Posted by Chris Leckness on Apr 14, 2009

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There has been so much buzz lately about the Pre. So much buzz and so many videos starting to hit the net that I decided not to clean up and post my video of the Pre from CTIA. Well, the latest news about the Pre is not being owned by Howard Stern, it’s “caught in the wild” shots, leaked internal documents, and Sprint training. Regardless of what all these rumors/facts show, fellow Mobius member, Sasha Segan said it best on Twitter yesterday…

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Now I don’t know for sure, but I believe Sascha. He’s quite reliable, well respected, and it doesn’t make much sense for the Pre to launch in April. May, sure… just not April.

The launch date that seems to be hitting the wires the most is May 16th. This is the date that I would recommend any Sprint user interested in the Pre to prepare for. Here is a run down of news leading to that date.

  • Sprint Employees started to get Pre hands on and training. (Prethinking via BGR)
  • Sprint employees are reporting a May Vacation block, similar to what happened at AT&T for the iPhone. (Engadget)
  • Probably the most compelling proof is this leaked document that made it’s way around the blogosphere yesterday with a line item titled “Palm Pre Handset Launch” and the date set as May 16th. I like this document’s validity. (Engadget)

palm-pre-byow-itw There is also the photo that had some wondering if it was coming sooner that hit the web yesterday. Many are calling these images fake and some think it’s all just a PR seeding, but either way… I am liking the May 16th date.

If you can’t get enough of the Palm Pre, there is a super long video out there from tnkgrl that was shot at CTIA that I found out about over at JKontheRun. Mine would have only been 10-15 minutes but it was so noisy and my camera work was so choppy that you guys would have gotten motion sickness. Last but not least, Palm announced last week that the Sprint Palm Pre portal was open for business.

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Chris Leckness is a Microsoft MVP, Mobile Devices and a member of the exclusive focus group, Mobius. Chris has been a big time supporter/user of Windows Mobile since the Dell Axim days when it was Pocket PC 2002. Chris loves Zune, but also owns 3 iPhones too. His personal blog is chris.leckness.com.

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  • http://twitter.com/FoneFrenzy/status/ Tony

    So Much Pre – So much news. Just announce it already!
    http://tinyurl.com/d6sdlk

  • Eric Williams

    Why would you like May 16th when Sprint reportedly releases new handsets on a Sunday (which would be May 17)? Just hope it is not June 29th or I’m going with an I-phone.

  • http://www.mobilitysite.com Chris Leckness

    I just like that date, mainly because the leaked document has that date and it’s so close to the 17th date that has been put out there by the rumor mill.

  • http://twitter.com/palmpreaps/status/1519071062 Lisbeth Jimenez

    Palm Pre rumor round up

    http://tinyurl.com/d6sdlk

  • Daniel Lee

    I just saw a guy using the Palm Pre out at the Kansas City Royals game tonight. I was drooling quite profusely. There are many Sprint employees in this area because the headquarteres are based here. They must be being distributed among employees who are being trained on the devices. Hopefully this means a May launch rather than June. *fingers crossed*

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