Sprint Preparing Two Possible Palm Pre Launch Windows?
Rumor: A number of sites are reporting on some new Palm Pre release date speculation late today. PhoneNews has posted an article referencing an internal Sprint memo that states the company has implemented a so called vacation freeze during the month of May. The same report also claims to have details on two possible launch timeframes. The first could come as soon as the weekend of May 17th.
The second window involves Sprint receiving the same units in the aforementioned (5-17) timeframe, but depending on the unit level received for stocking and sales, the launch would then be postponed to June 29th if the initial shipments are deemed too low to begin initial sales in May.
Both accounts should be taken with the usual bit of skepticism, especially without any supporting documentation. They also report, along with PreThinking, that some Sprint employees have started to begin their Palm Pre sales and support training.
Sprint has also started to kick off new advertising featuring the Pre this week. The company has created a widget overload flash hub site espousing the Now Network, with a dedicated sub page for the Pre. A new 1 minute video commercial on YouTube, throws up a Pre at the end. And Finally, there has also been a number of recent high profile full page newspaper ads running week that highlight the Pre.