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64 responses to “Sprint Sets Two Launch Dates for Palm Pre, Employee Training Underway”

  1. Juan

    i hope its may 17th please!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Justin

    Originally Posted by bals13
    The Pre is going to be released the same day as the Survivor two hour final (a sunday). The phone will be in a episode the Thursday episode prior to the Sunday two hour show and then will be promoted hard the next three days for the Sunday release. The final episode is sometime in May.

    the last thursday episode is may 14..and sunday episode is may 17th.

  3. Juan

    well lets hope so

  4. Guillermo

    Today’s WSJ had a full-page ad for the Palm Pre. The ad mostly covered the NOW Network and no mention of a release date. The phone covered about 2/3 of the page. Advertising in the Wall Street Journal is a big deal!

    I think we are getting close.

  5. acarback

    Oh, please please please!

  6. Jeff

    I hope this spurs Apple to keep up.

  7. Two Genuine Palm Pre Release Dates Flying Around Internets Pipes | Palm Goon

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  8. Sprint vacation freeze locks Palm Pre launch in for May!

    […] [Via: PhoneNews] […]

  9. Palm Pre set to pre-empt iPhone 3.0 in May |

    […] Word on the street is that Sprint, the exclusive launch partner of the Palm Pre, will be freezing all employee vacation for the whole month of May. That can only mean one thing – Palm Pre’s launch date is set for May. So it looks like Palm is keep on beating Apple to launch its device. Apple is widely rumored to launch new iPhone hardware in June. Related PostsIs Apple’s Stock About to Jump? […]

  10. Richard

    I can’t wait to leave att for sprint…!

  11. Se dice, se comenta: Sprint podría empezar a vender la Pre en EEUU en Mayo | EsferaPre

    […] Vía phonenews […]

  12. The Pre on the 17th? - SatelliteGuys.US

    […] The Pre on the 17th? rnum=Math.round(Math.random() * 100000); ts=String.fromCharCode(60); if (window.self != {nf=”} else {nf=’NF/’}; document.write(ts+’script src=”’+rnum+’/’+nf+’RETURN-CODE/JS/”>’+ts+’/script>’); Sprint Sets Two Launch Dates for Palm Pre, Employee Training Underway | […]

  13. Sprint to launch Palm Pre on May 17 or June 29?

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  14. Possible release dates for Sprint’s Palm Pre: May 17 and June 29 » Unwired View

    […] hearing the US carrier enforced a vacation freeze during May for its employees, and, according to Phone News, it has scheduled two launch dates for the new […]

  15. Sprint’s final stretch for Palm Pre launch |

    […] addition, according to Phone News, Sprint might have 2 launch dates May 17 if stock is sufficiently replenished , if not the launch […]

  16. Palm Pre一周简报 2009.April.6-April.12 | iFanr 爱范儿 ♂专注于拇指设备的小众讨论

    […] 先是Phonenews网站核实了此前自己得到的消息:Pre的运营商Sprint正在训练员工使用Pre,并且取消了所有前端工作人员五月份的假期,该公司通常不会在五月这么做。 […]

  17. More concrete facts on Palm Pre release date on Sprint | Palm WebOS Blog

    […] PhoneNews wrote 2 days ago that Sprint issued internal memos to their retail stores freezing employees’ vacations for the entire month of May. Now this seems like a clear indication that during this month Sprint employees will be getting training on Sprint’s headlining handset – yes, the mighty Palm Pre! […]

  18. Palm Pre to be launched by Sprint on May 17 or June 29? (Eclectic Electronics)

    […] via CrunchGear […]

  19. lgsf

    My local sprint store rep says they usually get notified of new releases 2 months in advance, and that they have received word the pre is scheduled to be released in June.

  20. Sprint sets two launch dates for Palm Pre, Begins employee training | SickPillz

    […] at Please […]

  21. New Palm Pre release date gets specific - Information is Valueless

    […] site “Phone News” claim that there could be a preliminary May 17th launch, and they said that Sprint might receive […]

  22. Possible release dates for Sprint | Are you reading?

    […] hearing the US carrier enforced a vacation freeze during May for its employees, and, according to Phone News, it has scheduled two launch dates for the new […]

  23. May 17th Palm Pre Launch Date? - Michael Herald’s Blog
  24. Palm e Sprint abrem duas datas possíveis para o lançamento do Pre, uma delas 17 de maio « Hericson Duarte

    […] [Via:] […]

  25. Stoopid

    Why is this article worthy? This is happen within the boundaries of 2Q 2009 … this is basically a “no sh*t” Sherlock. Of course its happening. Stop wasting the usefulness of the internet by writing useless crap. If the Palm Pre were to be delayed or cancelled, write about it. But this is not news. This is only traffic. Useless.

  26. Dos posibles fechas de lanzamiento para la Palm Pre | emóvilPRO

    […] acuerdo a phonenews, Sprint ha programado dos fechas de lanzamiento para este nuevo equipo. La primera es para el 17 […]

  27. Weekend Roundup (4/3/2009) | Mobile Roar

    […] Palm Pre Launch Date Possibilities Sprint employees have already begun their training for the Palm Pre which means that the launch date is right around the corner. But which corner? According to one source, Sprint has scheduled TWO launch dates – one on May 17th and the other on June 29th. If the carrier can get enough units in stock to fulfill demand, they will launch on May 17th. If not, they will hold off until June 29th when they can ensure fulfillment. This comes from Phone News. […]

  28. Пресата» Blog Archive » Rumor: Palm Pre to Drop on May 17 or June 29, According to Sprint Leaks? [Palm Pre]

    […] Phone News is citing (without sharing) “internal memos circulating within Sprint Retail Stores” that suggest two potential launch windows for the Palm Pre, depending on shipping efficiencies. Sprint employees can also kiss May vacations goodbye. […]

  29. Pocket PC Central News Center » Archive » Palm Pre to Begin Shipping in mid-May?

    […] is reporting that the Pre could begin selling on May 17th if stock levels are high enough, but that date could […]

  30. Palm Pre To Be Released In May…Or June |

    […] rumors of the years most anticipated phone keep coming in. This time, Phone News is reporting that the Pre will be released on May 17, if the stores have enough of the devices on […]

  31. Christopher Price

    Stoopid, you may not want to camp out for a Pre. Others do. We’re telling them what dates to reserve, so that they can get their schedules ReadyNowâ„¢.

    Could it change? Sure. A factory could blow up, and the Pre could slip from those dates. It could slip past Q2. Anything could happen. But, we report the best information as it happens. And, as it happens, those are the two dates you need to know (right now) if you want to buy a Pre.

  32. Disgruntled

    I am SO sick and tired of exclusivity agreements. I have enough clout at work to get one of these –provided it was on Verizon’s network, where we have all of our contracts because no-one else has decent coverage in this area.

    I was really looking forward to the Pre’. Now I’ll need to find something else to replace my aging Palm Treo 755p.

  33. [Pre] Palm Pre’s Release Date

    […] to the US american carrier Sprint will be the official distributor of Palm’s new flagship […]

  34. V I O » Blog Archive » Predicting The Palm Pre Premiere

    […] launch of the Palm Pre has been building in intensity over the last few weeks. According to reports, Sprint has put the kibosh on employee vacations in May, suggesting that the device may launch next […]

  35. Palm Pre May Begin Shipping in mid-May | MobileJewels TechNews

    […] is reporting that the Pre could begin commerce on May 17th if have levels are broad enough, but that fellow […]

  36. Sprint Pre Launch May 17 or June 29 - Depending on stock levels…. | Voip Blog

    […] to rumors posted by Phone News, the Pre may be dropping on either May 17 or June 29, depending on stocking […]

  37. Palm Pre accelera: inizia il training interno, arrivano accessori - The New Blog Times

    […] non basta. PhoneNews è venuto a conoscenza di un’altra email interna, diretta ai negozi Sprint, nella quale si indicava al personale di […]

  38. Palm Pre release date finally out? « Tech Tribe

    […] no price is yet mentioned, we do know when Palm Pre MIGHT be released. Phone News says that Palm Pre will either be released on May 17th or June 29th depending on the unit level […]

  39. Palm, Sprint to launch Pre early as May? | Product Review Blog

    […] Phone News (… […]

  40. #elfterkaffeenews vom dienstag, 14. april | >Freyheyt

    […] Mai oder 29. Juni — Sprint setzt laut internen Quellen zwei Termine für die Produkteinführung fest, einen oprimalen Termin und einen, falls nicht […]

  41. Palm Pre Release Date: Rumor Roundup [jkOnTheRun] | Blogs

    […] 17 or June 29 — Sprint plans on two launches, first optimally, second if inventory is not great […]

  42. Rumor: Palm Pre Arriving On Either May 17th Or June 29th |

    […] the tangible Palm Pre recover date is sojourn unknown, phonenews has got a little clues on the probable dates which Palm Pre will be accessible at sell stores. […]

  43. Tech Whiz Underground » Pre-mature? Palm Pre rumored to launch May 17

    […] date for the Palm Pre, though, truth be told, they’re all flying out of one source: this PhoneNews article, which also claims that June 29th has been set as a fallback release date in case the […]

  44. Palm Pre Could Launch by May 17

    […] Stand back! The Palm Pre — a.k.a. the latest iPhone killer — may launch by May 17, according to several hot rumors. Responding to questions via e-mail, Sprint has apparently confirmed that the company is “in the process of providing the training for the new Palm Pre” to its employees, according to the blog PreThinking. Also, multiple online sources say Sprint is forbidding vacation time to its retail store employees during the month of May — another indication of imminent action. And adding even more buzz to the Pre is a leaked internal memo, which says Sprint stores will start to receive Pre shipments in late April to early May for a May 17 launch. However, the launch could occur as late as June 29, according to PhoneNews. […]

  45. Rumor : Palm Pre Release Date Set To May 17th | Palm Pre Blog

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  46. JJ

    Why are some of you guys just repeating some of the news? We know the dates could be may 17th or June 29. WE ALL CAN READ. Unless you have some new info it doesn’t help to repost the same info. Just my opinion.

  47. Sprint Palm Pre launch date May 17, June 29: which is it? - Information is Valueless

    […] Phonenews reports that Sprint have two launch windows for the Palm Pre smartphone, the first being May 17 and the second June 29. The question is which date are we likely to see the official launch of the Palm Pre? […]

  48. TD

    just so phonenews knows their news, Sprint blacked out vacation time for employees for the months of May AND June

  49. Palm Pre Beta Tester Leaks Details on Twitter | mickerlodeon

    […] Update 2: There have now been a couple other rumors for Palm Pre release dates. May 16 and June 29. […]

  50. DAN HESS-E

    guess what everybody…the palm pre is coming out on May 16th AND June 29th…. lol such great inside information this site has