Sprint CEO: Verizon won’t launch the Palm Pre this year

Although Verizon recently said that it would get the Palm Pre “in the next six months”, it looks like this won’t happen after all.

Dan Hesse, Sprint’s Chief Executive Officer, declared to CNET that their exclusivity agreement with Palm is longer than six months and that the folks over at Verizon “need to check their facts.”

So this means Verizon will probably not release the Pre this year, although many of its customers probably want that to happen.

AT&T also mentioned it wants to launch the Pre, but it didn’t say when.

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As a reminder, the Palm Pre will be on sale via Sprint starting tomorrow, June 6, for as low as $199 – with a 2-yr contract agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • greg

    yo verizon good looks on consistently sucking ass with your inferior phones and service options!! I love that you don't use sim cards!!! NOT!!!!!!!

  • greg

    oh and america, good looks on having the worst phone providers in the world! I LOVE THE FCC!!!! NOTT!!!!!!!

  • greg

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    YO AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE WAS COOL? REMEMBER THAT TIME WHEN VERIZON HAD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN CDMA AND GSM AND THEY CHOSE THE ANTEQUATED CDMA STANDARD AND ALL VERIZON CUSTOMERS GOT STUCK WITH PHONES THAT DON'T WORK ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD?? I MEAN i CAN'T EVEN BUY AN UNLOCKED PHONE ON EBAY AND TAKE THAT TO CHINA WITH ME AND POP IN A NEW CARD TO USE IT THERE, UNLESS I WANT THE BLACKBERRY WORLD EDITION WHICH IS LIKE WHAT, 1 OPTION????? yo that was so coool

  • greg

    YO AND I TOTALLY REMEMBER THE TIME WHEN THE REST OF THE WORLD HAD 3G NETWORKS AND WE DIDN'T!!! i remember it because it was like a PERIOD OF 5 YEARS!!!

    WOW AMERICA WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WE NEED TO PAY THE FCC MORE $$$$ SO THEIR EXECUTIVES CAN WASTE ON YACHTS AND BOATS $$$$ THAT WILL NEVER MAKE IT INTO THE HANDS OF THE AVERAGE CONSUMER!!!! LETS OVERCOMPENSATE SOME MORE EXECUTIVES ELSEWHERE, MAYBE WE SHOULD GIVE THE IRS BACK THEIR TASK FORCE SO THEY CAN RAID LEGITIMATE SMALL BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS WITHOUT HAVING PROBABLE CAUSE OR ANYONE TO LOOK OVER THEIR SHOULDER!!!!

    w00t

  • Not Greg

    Greg, take off your tin foil hat.

  • Not Greg

    Greg, take off your tin foil hat.