Sprint Pre Launch May 17 or June 29
Depending on stock levels....
According to rumors
posted by Phone News, the Pre may be dropping on either May 17 or June 29, depending on stocking and sale logistics. According to the Pre Thinking blog
, employees are busy being trained for the launch. Meanwhile, on the PR front, Sprint has ditched the ads featuring Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and is now running a somewhat more playful
ad campaign. The company is hoping the Pre launch can play a central role in restoring their brand image after the botched Nextel acquisition resulted in a significant number of annoyed customer defections.
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Sprint has been doing a lot of things right. I hope they can manage to turn around the ship of public opinion, which they had been steering in the wrong direction for entirely too long and which only recently changed course.
Pre will be awesome! It's from the people who pretty much invented the smartphone category at USRobotics/3Com/Palm/Handspring. If these people can't create the perfect smartphone, no one can - regardless of what the Apple fanboys tell you.
I just hope, and as a blackberry user - wish, that they get email right.
Email on a mobile device has been and will be the killer app - and no one but RIM can get it to work right.
Back to Sprint - their plans are unbeatable. Their customer service has improved dramatically - it's night and day. Their device line-up is respectable. And the network is the best.
If you haven't given them a chance or are a past customer who walked away due to endless troubles...take a second look at Sprint.