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Rumor: Best Buy to Have 4 Palm Pre Ea. at Launch

Well, today takes those rumors to a whole new level. According to a post over at Boy Genius Report, each Best Buy store will only have four Pres on June 6, the day the phone launches. An anonymous source told BGR that Best Buy branches will have to divvy up 4,250 units for the big day. Boy Genius was told by Scott Anderson of Best Buy Mobile that a total of 1,000 Best Buy stores would be selling the Pre. That amounts to roughly 4 per store.

While the news is in no way confirmed, one BGR reader commented that two Sprint stores in New York City said they expected to get six and nine Pres respectively for launch day.

We’d like to believe that these rumors are nothing but smoke, bred from the initial prediction from Sprint CEO Dan Hesse that there would be a shortage of Pres. We’d also like to think Palm and Sprint wouldn’t sink so low as to only offer a handful of devices on day one to give the illusion of demand, or that they wouldn’t allude to there only being a handful of devices up for grabs to try and drive sales.

  • grieve
    I think this phone is just ugly... There are so many more attractive units out there.
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  • tweak13
    grieveI think this phone is just ugly... There are so many more attractive units out there.
    Well "grieve" luckily thats not even close to the point of this article.

    All aside if it's true I find that very disappointing.
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  • hillarymakesmecry
    4 per store should be plenty to meet the expected demand I forsee for the pre.
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  • Hanin33
    i really wanted the pre... till it was bound to sprint and i refuse to hopscotch through providers every few years... but also after having played with a nokia e71... i can't say i'd want anything else. some of us just want a physical keyboard without any sliding mechanisms... touch screen is just too niche in my opinion... still have yet to see anyone that does real business use a touch screen smart/pda phone... maybe i just happen to consort with people that need functionality over style.
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  • tweak13
    Hanin33i really wanted the pre... till it was bound to sprint and i refuse to hopscotch through providers every few years... but also after having played with a nokia e71... i can't say i'd want anything else. some of us just want a physical keyboard without any sliding mechanisms... touch screen is just too niche in my opinion... still have yet to see anyone that does real business use a touch screen smart/pda phone
    ... maybe i just happen to consort with people that need functionality over style.
    Real business? You must live in a cave, countless businesses use blackberries (which are smart phones) for their funcitonality and the ease of management with an enterprise server. Hundreds of people live by their crackberries where I work.
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  • Hanin33
    tweak13Real business? You must live in a cave, countless businesses use blackberries (which are smart phones) for their funcitonality and the ease of management with an enterprise server. Hundreds of people live by their crackberries where I work.
    you must be unable to read entire statements... did you not read the portion where i stated on touch screen smart/pda phones? it seems some people that post on here are just eager to disagree with anyone...
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  • tweak13
    Hanin33you must be unable to read entire statements... did you not read the portion where i stated on touch screen smart/pda phones? it seems some people that post on here are just eager to disagree with anyone...
    I guess everyone is just eager to post something, I could have sworn the storm is exactly that. =/ o well.
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  • grieve
    tweak13Well "grieve" luckily thats not even close to the point of this article.All aside if it's true I find that very disappointing.To make you happy ill comment on the article....

    Who cares if best buy only gets four units per store? The article clearly states ""two Sprint stores in New York City said they expected to get six and nine Pres respectively for launch day.""

    They will be everywhere on launch day, pick a store and go get one, Its not going to be the crazy ass iphone rush.

    I still think this phone is To make you happy ill comment on the article....

    Who cares if best buy only gets four units per store? The article clearly states ""two Sprint stores in New York City said they expected to get six and nine Pres respectively for launch day.""

    They will be everywhere on launch day, pick a store and go get one, Its not going to be the crazy ass iphone rush.

    I still think this phone is unatractive, im not hackin blackberry... I just think those phone is ugly. im not hackin blackberry... I just think those phone is ugly.
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  • grieve
    wow lol... what happened to that last post? Why triplicate?
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  • tweak13
    stuttering keyboard lmao
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