Verizon: Expect Palm Pre, BlackBerry Storm 2 within six months

A Verizon Wireless executive says the carrier will offer the Palm Pre and RIM BlackBerry Storm in about six months.

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During an investor conference Webcast on Thursday, Verizon Wireless executive Lowell McAdam revealed that the carrier has big plans for device launches for the rest of 2009--launches that include the Palm Pre and RIM BlackBerry Storm 2.

"Over the next six months or so, you will see devices like Palm Pre and a second-generation Storm," Lowell said. He added that Verizon will also support Android phones, but was less specific about the time frame, only saying that they would be available later this year.

Verizon plans for the Pre comes just a day after AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that AT&T, too, will go after the Pre once Sprint's exclusivity is up on the smartphone. The terms of Sprint's exclusivity have been in question, but given today's news, it looks like six months is when the carrier's hold runs out.

So, which are you more excited about? The Pre, BlackBerry Storm 2 or Android devices on Verizon?

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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