Palm Pre To Hit Stores On June 6th Says Sprint…. They Should Have Picked Another Date

Ending the rumor mill once and for all, Sprint dropped this press release on the universe to announce that the much hyped Palm Pre will be hitting stores on June 6th. Oh, there are some more details:

Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced pricing and nationwide availability for the highly anticipated Palm® Pre™ phone, offered exclusively from Sprint. Palm Pre will be available nationwide on June 6 in Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, select Wal-Mart stores and online at for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. Running on the new Palm webOS™ mobile platform, Pre brings together your important information from where it resides – on your phone, at your work or on the web – into one logical view.(1)

One wonders if they hype will be short lived. Apple has the World Wide Developers Conference just two days after this where they are expected by many to release the iPhone/iPod Touch 3.0 software to the hordes of Apple fanbois, as well as possibly announce a new iPhone. This goes back to what I’ve been saying for a while now. This is a hail Mary moment for Palm. One I suspect will not end with a touchdown.

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