Palm Pre launch date rumors abound
The latest rumors say the Palm Pre will launch some time in mid-March, while a CNET reader says Sprint told him mid-February.
Though we're only two months into 2009, it's not too much of a stretch to say the
Ever since it was announced at iPhone pound for pound. Of course, the question remains of whether the Pre will actually deliver, but perhaps more at the forefront of people's minds: when will it be available?, the Pre has created quite a buzz for its functionality and interface, and in our opinion, it comes closest to rivaling the
At CES, Palm and
Interestingly, our friends over at Buzz Out Loud received a listener tip Tuesday stating that he got confirmation from a Sprint customer service representative that the Pre would be in stores February 15 with an suggested retail price of $549.99, $150 with a two-year contract and after a $100 rebate. (You can see the chat transcript below.)
Frankly, I'm very skeptical about a February launch. It's just too soon. During our meeting at CES, Palm kept emphasizing that the software wasn't final and that it was working on bug fixes, so rushing the out product in the next couple of weeks doesn't quite sit right with me. I have to wonder if the Sprint rep maybe confused the Palm Pre with the
In fact, BGR also mentioned that the End of List sheet showed the Palm Treo Pro having a launch date of February 15, replacing the