Verizon to offer Palm's "iTunes-compatible" Pre
May 30, 2009, 03:01 (1 Talkback[s])
"The Palm Pre (pictured above) is expected to launch on June 6,
priced at $200, but only on the smaller 3G network of Sprint
Nextel, with which Palm has signed an exclusive agreement that
lasts at least until year's end, according to Reuters. If that
report is true, the "six months or so" alluded to by McAdam might
actually be at least seven or eight.
"Verizon Wireless has so far committed to offering a smartphone
based on the LiMo (Linux Mobile) specification this year, and has
left itself open to the possibility of fielding an Android phone as
well. According to Reuters, McAdam said that Verizon Wireless would
also offer new BlackBerry smartphones this year, as well as a new
Motorola phone. It was not clear whether the latter would be LiMo-
or Android-based. Motorola currently sells LiMo-based phones, but
has said it will offer an Android model in the Fall.
"AT&T, which is the exclusive carrier for the iPhone, may
also be offering an Android phone, according to industry reports
earlier this week. The carrier is expected to offer the upcoming
HTC "Lancaster" Android phone."