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Jun 5 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Sprint’s exclusivity with Palm Pre

Palme Pre

Just interviewed Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, the guy from the black and white Sprint Now Network ads.  He says that Sprint’s exclusivity with the Palm Pre is longer than six months, contrary to the reports of Verizon and AT&T getting the Pre then.  He wouldn’t say how long.  I imagine Sprint has the option to extend the exclusitivity, if the Pre proves to be a success.

UPDATE: This doesn’t preclude Palm from releasing another Palm device or WebOS-based device, but based on what I hear so far, I think it’s going to be a stretch for Palm to introduce another product any time soon.

UPDATED AGAIN: Here’s Maggie Reardon’s CNET News piece about the interview.  Much better written than my crap:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10258187-94.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0