Pre Launch Phases and Inventory Rumors
Even though we finally have the long awaited Palm Pre release date and price, the rumors continue at a steady pace. With the launch details in hand, demand high and inventory expectations being sculpted, people are naturally beginning to wonder what actual the stock situation will be like on day one.
Some rumors have been starting to trickle out with numbers and details. The BGR has two such reports concerting Best Buy locations. The first claims that the retail chain's launch allotment is about 4,000 units and if evenly distributed nationwide would work out to something like 4 units per store. Furthermore, another report details that Best Buy does not expect the Pre to be available in volume until tentatively late July/ early August.
If you are wondering whether your own local Sprint stores will be carrying the Pre a nice tip comes in from jkOnTheRun. You can browse the Sprint Store Locator, plug in your zip and it will display which locations will have special hours on 6/5 and 6/6.
Update: There appears to be some inconsistencies showing up via the Sprint Store Locator searcg. Various users are reporting no stores showing the special hours in large metro areas. Others report seeing different results from the same searches a day prior, so Sprint may still be updating and fine tuning the locator data.