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Joe/Palm-Pre

http://www.crn.com/mobile/216403265

"...to become competitive in this race...they'll have to overcome widespread
negative perceptions about their recent product lines and major concerns
about their exclusive Pre telephone service provider -- Sprint."
"...Sprint's exclusivity with Palm could hurt the Pre..... 17 percent of
consumers polled said they aren't considering buying the Palm Pre because
they don't like the requirement that they have to use Sprint. Additionally,
Sprint lags in carrier market share with just 10 percent, compared to AT&T
and Verizon, which have 31 percent and 30 percent of the market share,
respectively. Meanwhile, only one percent of consumers who said they are
likely to change their cellular service provider in the next six months said
they would switch to Sprint, while 33 percent said they would switch to
AT&T, the Apple iPhone's exclusive carrier, and 24 percent said they would
switch to Verizon Wireless, which has exclusive rights to the BlackBerry
Storm. "

......

Another sticking point for Palm and the Pre is Palm's poor customer
satisfaction rating compared to its chief rivals.









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Re: Joe/Palm-Pre

Craig wrote:

> http://www.crn.com/mobile/216403265


I take blogs with a grain of salt.

The major problem with the Pre has nothing to do with Palm. That's
definitely just the opinion of one guy who's probably an Apple fanboy.
The main problem is the network: Sprint. Sprint has been losing
subscribers like crazy. Even with a great phone like the Pre they
aren't likely to get a lot of new subscribers. But just like with the
Centro, I'm sure it won't be long before the Pre is available on
Verizon's network. Then we'll really see the device gain traction.

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Joe
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Right. That was my point there. If they are tethered to Sprint it may
really suppress the enthusiasm.
"Joseph Marton" <jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:Q%xDl.1122$s8.1046@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Craig wrote:
>
>> http://www.crn.com/mobile/216403265

>
> I take blogs with a grain of salt.
>
> The major problem with the Pre has nothing to do with Palm. That's
> definitely just the opinion of one guy who's probably an Apple fanboy. The
> main problem is the network: Sprint. Sprint has been losing subscribers
> like crazy. Even with a great phone like the Pre they aren't likely to
> get a lot of new subscribers. But just like with the Centro, I'm sure it
> won't be long before the Pre is available on Verizon's network. Then
> we'll really see the device gain traction.
>
> --
> Joe
> Does this washcloth smell like chloroform?



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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Craig wrote:

> Right. That was my point there. If they are tethered to Sprint it may
> really suppress the enthusiasm.


My hope is that Sprint's exclusivity contract isn't long. If it's only
three months, I don't think the Pre will suffer too much. But if it's
six months or longer... well, that could be bad.

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Joe
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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Craig wrote:

> Right. That was my point there. If they are tethered to Sprint it may
> really suppress the enthusiasm.


I guess Sprint is trying to work on that, too. Not sure how much
success they will have.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-tRHNElTo4

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Joe
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Re: Joe/Palm-Pre

and it's funny...my Sprint service was better than my ATT service. Granted,
we have a weird terrain in the bay with the hills and water, etc. But
still, in the center of all things technical it is often hard to get a good
signal. But I can't get a very good signal on ATT anywhere.


"Joseph Marton" <jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:cMJDl.1181$s8.11@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Craig wrote:
>
>> Right. That was my point there. If they are tethered to Sprint it may
>> really suppress the enthusiasm.

>
> My hope is that Sprint's exclusivity contract isn't long. If it's only
> three months, I don't think the Pre will suffer too much. But if it's six
> months or longer... well, that could be bad.
>
> --
> Joe
> Does this washcloth smell like chloroform?



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Re: Joe/Palm-Pre

Joseph Marton wrote:
> Craig wrote:
>
>> http://www.crn.com/mobile/216403265

>
> I take blogs with a grain of salt.
>
> The major problem with the Pre has nothing to do with Palm. That's
> definitely just the opinion of one guy who's probably an Apple fanboy.
> The main problem is the network: Sprint. Sprint has been losing
> subscribers like crazy. Even with a great phone like the Pre they
> aren't likely to get a lot of new subscribers. But just like with the
> Centro, I'm sure it won't be long before the Pre is available on
> Verizon's network. Then we'll really see the device gain traction.
>


For sure, you know a company is in trouble when the CEO is reduced to
begging on commercials and they start going cheap. $50 all you can eat
using boost on their not so good iDEN network and now a $50 all you can
eat on Virgin who is one of their MVNOs.
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Re: Joe/Palm-Pre

As a storm/verizon user for work, I am not much of a fan of it at *all*.
Very slow, tilt doesnt work most of the time, poor reception, more battery
pulls/week than any other phone ive had experience with.
My personal phone is a palm centro on sprint & coverage in buildings & out
in BFE is much better than verizon.....

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"Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
news:yGwDl.1113$s8.371@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> http://www.crn.com/mobile/216403265
>
> "...to become competitive in this race...they'll have to overcome
> widespread negative perceptions about their recent product lines and major
> concerns about their exclusive Pre telephone service provider -- Sprint."
> "...Sprint's exclusivity with Palm could hurt the Pre..... 17 percent of
> consumers polled said they aren't considering buying the Palm Pre because
> they don't like the requirement that they have to use Sprint.
> Additionally, Sprint lags in carrier market share with just 10 percent,
> compared to AT&T and Verizon, which have 31 percent and 30 percent of the
> market share, respectively. Meanwhile, only one percent of consumers who
> said they are likely to change their cellular service provider in the next
> six months said they would switch to Sprint, while 33 percent said they
> would switch to AT&T, the Apple iPhone's exclusive carrier, and 24 percent
> said they would switch to Verizon Wireless, which has exclusive rights to
> the BlackBerry Storm. "
>
> .....
>
> Another sticking point for Palm and the Pre is Palm's poor customer
> satisfaction rating compared to its chief rivals.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


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Re: Joe/Palm-Pre

Which OS version are you on? I know we had an issue like that that was
resolved by changing the OS (either back or fwd, can't recall)


"Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:ncFEl.1745$s8.1335@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> As a storm/verizon user for work, I am not much of a fan of it at *all*.
> Very slow, tilt doesnt work most of the time, poor reception, more battery
> pulls/week than any other phone ive had experience with.
> My personal phone is a palm centro on sprint & coverage in buildings & out
> in BFE is much better than verizon.....
>
> -------------------------------------------------------
> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
> news:yGwDl.1113$s8.371@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> http://www.crn.com/mobile/216403265
>>
>> "...to become competitive in this race...they'll have to overcome
>> widespread negative perceptions about their recent product lines and
>> major concerns about their exclusive Pre telephone service provider --
>> Sprint."
>> "...Sprint's exclusivity with Palm could hurt the Pre..... 17 percent of
>> consumers polled said they aren't considering buying the Palm Pre because
>> they don't like the requirement that they have to use Sprint.
>> Additionally, Sprint lags in carrier market share with just 10 percent,
>> compared to AT&T and Verizon, which have 31 percent and 30 percent of the
>> market share, respectively. Meanwhile, only one percent of consumers who
>> said they are likely to change their cellular service provider in the
>> next six months said they would switch to Sprint, while 33 percent said
>> they would switch to AT&T, the Apple iPhone's exclusive carrier, and 24
>> percent said they would switch to Verizon Wireless, which has exclusive
>> rights to the BlackBerry Storm. "
>>
>> .....
>>
>> Another sticking point for Palm and the Pre is Palm's poor customer
>> satisfaction rating compared to its chief rivals.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

>



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Re: Joe/Palm-Pre

My sprint centro is Centro-1.07-SPNT, so is my wife's & my mum-in-law's. All
ran fine with the previous version too, the 107 just gives the "my location"
ability when using the latest google maps. There are some other
fixes/changes, but that was the only one that affected me. I use a boatload
of 3rd party software on this thing too.

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"Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
news:nWJEl.1822$s8.732@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Which OS version are you on? I know we had an issue like that that was
> resolved by changing the OS (either back or fwd, can't recall)
>
>
> "Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ncFEl.1745$s8.1335@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> As a storm/verizon user for work, I am not much of a fan of it at *all*.
>> Very slow, tilt doesnt work most of the time, poor reception, more
>> battery pulls/week than any other phone ive had experience with.
>> My personal phone is a palm centro on sprint & coverage in buildings &
>> out in BFE is much better than verizon.....
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------
>> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
>> news:yGwDl.1113$s8.371@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>> http://www.crn.com/mobile/216403265
>>>
>>> "...to become competitive in this race...they'll have to overcome
>>> widespread negative perceptions about their recent product lines and
>>> major concerns about their exclusive Pre telephone service provider --
>>> Sprint."
>>> "...Sprint's exclusivity with Palm could hurt the Pre..... 17 percent of
>>> consumers polled said they aren't considering buying the Palm Pre
>>> because they don't like the requirement that they have to use Sprint.
>>> Additionally, Sprint lags in carrier market share with just 10 percent,
>>> compared to AT&T and Verizon, which have 31 percent and 30 percent of
>>> the market share, respectively. Meanwhile, only one percent of consumers
>>> who said they are likely to change their cellular service provider in
>>> the next six months said they would switch to Sprint, while 33 percent
>>> said they would switch to AT&T, the Apple iPhone's exclusive carrier,
>>> and 24 percent said they would switch to Verizon Wireless, which has
>>> exclusive rights to the BlackBerry Storm. "
>>>
>>> .....
>>>
>>> Another sticking point for Palm and the Pre is Palm's poor customer
>>> satisfaction rating compared to its chief rivals.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>

>
>
>


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