Want a Pre 2 on Verizon? Too bad, you've gotta keep waiting -- but it might be getting a little closer now that the mythical CDMA variant of Palm's latest handset apparently has its own line item in Best Buy's inventory system. Unfortunately, we're not encouraged by the fact that zero are "on hand" -- nor are any "in transit" -- but considering Big Red's near-legendary reputation for testing the crap out of phones and firmwares prior to release, we wouldn't be surprised if they've sent builds back to Palm once or twice. Keep the faith, folks... or just wait for Palm's next model, which can't be that far off.
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