Report: Pre to Arrive in June
The New York Times reporting that "people briefed on the company’s plans" claim that the highly anticipated Pre smartphone from Palm will hit shelves in the first week of June. Charles Wolf, a cellphone industry analyst with Needham & Company, told the Times that "This is make or break for Palm," adding, "It’s not make or break for Sprint, but clearly Sprint is in trouble, too, and needs a hit."
Other companies are counting on a big launch for the device as well. The Wall Street Journal reported recently that Wal-Mart will be carrying the Pre as part of an expansion of their CE offerings. The market for new smartphones appears to be heating up, with the Samsung Jack launching today and the Sidekick LX from T-Mobile, which came out earlier this month.