- 03-23-2010, 08:32 AM #2
I think you are probably correct but I hope that you are not. As someone else mentioned, Palm built up a lot of hype with the pre at CES and waited too long to launch which seriously hurt their sales in the long run. Then again, HTC isn't a struggling company that invested everything into one phone either.
- 03-23-2010, 08:44 AM #3
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- 03-23-2010, 11:17 PM #7
pdadb.net has it set for June 2010. I think that is what it had for the Pre and it launched in June as well. Might be perfect timing to get all the Sprint Premier Pre owners (I was one of them until I got myself a Hero last week) to jump ship onto the Android platform.
For me I'll be honing in on all the skills needed for Android with my Hero until June, so the subsidy will be available again!!!
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Its a bit of a shock at first. The stock Hero lags like hell, but once I got the balls to root and install a custom ROM (thanks gbhil), it flies. I have no doubts this thing will be a beast out of the box though, no custom ROM needed for speed improvement.
- 03-24-2010, 10:55 AM #13
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- 03-24-2010, 12:07 PM #16
iPhone 4G will be available for 3G ONLY.
Evo will be available on 4G/3G.
So if you're in an area with 4G speeds and you want that speed, you have only ONE option: Evo.
There is ONE thing going in Apple's favor here though - the name of their phone is misleading/confusing enough to non-tech savvy people that they're going to believe it'll get 4G speeds.
- 03-24-2010, 12:21 PM #17
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- 03-24-2010, 12:25 PM #19
6tr6tr: good post on the deceptive title, this is very true.
Sprint will market the hell outta this as they are the ONLY company offering this service. I really think from a marketing/business stand point the release date makes sense in June. The Pre owners will be able to use their one year upgrade and go after this phone.
I hope its sooner though...
- 03-24-2010, 12:29 PM #20
Since I can't upgrade until June, I'm completely OK with it being sooner. This way I won't have to wait in line, and (hopefully) miss any issues with "first shipment" devices. From what I hear, the build quality of newer Palm Pre's are much higher than the first-gen one I have.
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- 03-24-2010, 03:30 PM #23
Actually, you should be available to go June 1st. I checked my upgrade status at a store when I was having issues with my Pre and it was June 1st, even though I got it on June 6th as well. So far so good I'm happy with my Hero and the Android OS. I am a definite Android user for the long haul.
- 03-24-2010, 03:32 PM #24
- 03-24-2010, 04:12 PM #25
I made a joke on twitter about the release, but it wasn't 100% in jest.
Somewhere on some blog (yeah pretty vague) I saw a post in a story's comments from a Daniel Cho who said Sprint/HTC were planning on a big whoop-de-doo on June 30 with the rollout of 4G for Kansas City and the release of the Supersonic (EVO).
No idea who Daniel Cho is, or even if it was just a troll posting, but it makes perfect sense after yesterdays news.