Palm Pres are in short supply. Probably only 200K in Q3

We told ya just after Palm Pre launched that it was likely to go for $199 on contract when it finally ships.

And we told you one more thing then – that due to the shortage of the custom displays there will be pretty few Palm Pres available in the beginning, so you should expect shortages for the first few months.

Well now this small detail has been confirmed by none other then Sprint CEO himself.

According to Reuters, during investor conference Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said:

“We don’t intend to advertise it heavily early on because we think we are going to have shortages for a while,” Hesse said according to a Thomson Reuters transcript. “We won’t be able to keep up with demand for the device in the early period of time.”

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Well, since our source was correct in everything else,   he’s probably correct on how many Pres Palm has stocked for launch and Q3. And that’s 200K units.

Considering that some of them are likely to go to Europe and Canada for Q3 launch, there really won’t be too many Pres out there before the Christmas season shipments arrive.

So if you really want one soon, you better try and get it in the first few days.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • Phuse

    Except for the fact that US phones are CDMA and not GSM like we need over here in Europe.
    So I doubt they will be shipping any US phones to Europe.

  • Phuse

    Except for the fact that US phones are CDMA and not GSM like we need over here in Europe.
    So I doubt they will be shipping any US phones to Europe.