[citation][nom]sanctoon[/nom]do palm and nintendo share the same marketing team?[/citation]
Maybe.. Clever marketing does get across people. I don't buy new products based on that. I buy them based on reviews. And I think most of us on TH does that but there are many that just follow the hype.
Sounds a bit like the PS3 launch where they only had about 10% the number of units they said they'd have available for purchase so as to generate "sold out" news etc. Honestly, this Palm Pre thing really doesn't seem like a big deal. The consumer only cares if its an iPhone or not.
Their service, fuser? Depends on the location, as with any other service, where I live verizon is tops and at&t is just crap. I wouldnt buy an iphone based on the complaints we get with the 40 at&t blackberry users at my work. Me being included in that 40. Sprints CUSTOMER service however can lick a donkeys...well you know.
First of all, I have Sprint and it is the best phone service I've ever had and for much less than I was paying with AT&T. The customer service from Sprint used to be horrible, but they have improved immensely over the last 2 years. Secondly, I don't think this is marketing hype at all. I think this is 100% accurate and I plan on getting a Palm Pre on launch day because I know if I don't get one at launch it could be a long time before I'm able to. The WebOS looks like the smartest phone OS I have ever seen and I cannot wait to get my hands on this thing. Also, word of advice, buy stock in Palm.
[citation][nom]The Schnoz[/nom]First of all, I have Sprint and it is the best phone service I've ever had and for much less than I was payiAlso, word of advice, buy stock in Palm.[/citation]
I doubt that would be a good idea. Palm's not exactly being well of late and the Palm Pre sounds like a last gamble at success before they call it quits. Honestly, I don't see how this is going to do well, no matter how good the software is. Blackberry dominate the business market and Apple dominates the consumer smart phone market and is growing. There just isn't enough space in the market. My guess is that it'll get some good reviews, some people will buy it, Palm may even play the whole "we can't produce enough for demand" card due to supplying limited stock but in six months time it'll just be a faded memory. Especially with the next gen iPhone looming on the horizon. So, word of advice, don't buy stock in Palm.
Cell phone service quality varies by carrier and location. I live and work in San Diego. My cell phone doesn't work at all in my home and it drops into analog roam in the office. While in analog roam the call quality is very choppy and the battery lasts for about 90 minutes in standby.
My wife has had both AT&T and Verizon, both of which work beautifully in our home.