Contrary to a previous report that Verizon had scrapped plans to carry the Palm Pre because of poor sales on Sprint, the carrier announced it will have the WebOS smartphone “early next year.”
The news comes directly from one of the most credible sources of corporate information these days: Twitter. See the ‘tweetversation’ below:
lanvuch: @VZWoffers, are u guys ever gonna get the Palm Pre/Pixi?
VZWoffers: @lanvuch We will be carrying the Palm Pre smartphone early next year.
Verizon could not be reached to confirm the tweet — but launching the Pre early next year aligns with two previous reports from The Wall Street Journal and Verizon COO Dennis Strigl.
Although seeing a launch date for the Pre from an official Verizon source is exciting news. I’m more interested in seeing Verizon’s response (if there is one) to lanvuch’s next question:
lanvuch: @VZWoffers, how about the iphone? will u be offering it soon?