Think you'll have to wait until June 6th
for all the Pre
surprises to emerge? Think again. A breaking Reuters
report has just dropped one of the biggest cellular bombshells of the year: Verizon Wireless
, America's largest mobile operator, will soon be carrying Palm's Pre. Oh, that's not enough? No worries -- it'll also be selling a "new version of the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm," which is obviously the Storm 2
that we've been toying around with. The report makes clear that both phones would be cleared for shipment in around six months, which certainly jibes with whispers we've heard about Sprint's mighty short exclusivity period
. The news came from the company's Lowell McAdam, the top executive for the venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone. To quote: "Over the next six months or so you will see devices like Palm Pre and a second generation Storm
." First Sprint, then AT&T
, and now Verizon? T-Mobile, where you at?
: Seems Mr. McAdam continued on by noting that VZW would get the Palm Pre "and a cousin
." Hmm, Eos
Are you planning to switch to Sprint for the Pre?
| I was, but now I'll just hold for the Verizon version. ||4741 (26.4%)|
| I was, but now I'll just hold for the AT&T version. ||1984 (11.0%)|
|I'm still switching, I'm fed up with [insert carrier here].||1086 (6.0%)|
|Switching? Sprint's already my BFF.||2560 (14.3%)|
|Pssh -- I'm not getting the Pre on any carrier.||7592 (42.3%)|
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