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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."

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