Palm Pre Training to Begin May 6th for Sprint Employees


Late yesterday we brought you news of the Palm Pre supposedly hitting Best Buy stores in limited numbers this June. Now, as somewhat expected, more juicy Palm Pre tidbits are floating around the blogosphere. This time, thanks to the folks over at the SprintGurus forums, we have some details on the Pre Training that will take place at Sprint. Turns out that Sprint employees will head to classes on May 6th to learn all about the Pre… to learn it forwards and backwards. Before entering the training room, employees will be asked (and forced) to leave all phones, cameras, or any other gadget that might be able to make a recording or shot of the event (I’m curious to see if shots still do leak out). Also, they will be asked to sign an NDA before they call it a day.

Interestingly enough, the ‘Pre’ (pun intended) and ‘Post’ speeches have been leaked as well:

Welcome speech as training starts:

As I’m sure you are already aware, the details of the Pre phone have been a closely guarded secret, and we’re proud of that. We’re excited to have reached a point where we can now share with you the details you need to know to support the product. However, this does not mean that our level of security has changed. In fact, we’re asking you to join the ranks of people who will keep the secret.

Wrap-up speech when training comes to an end:

Before we end this training course, please remember that you signed a non-disclosure agreement at the beginning of class today. It is important to not share what you have learned here today with anyone until the Pre phone launches and we begin supporting customers. If customers or friends ask about the phone, direct them to or the Palm Website ( for the latest information.

Also worthy of note, is the training will include 1 Palm Pre for every 5 employees. I know if I was training I’d want to see a 1:1 ratio… I can see groups of Sprint employees huddled over the Pre already…

[Via: PreThinking]

  • PalmIsDumb

    i wanted this phone badly after it was first announced at CES. here we are 4 months later and we still haven’t even gotten any official launch information(besides hearing “it will be released in the first half of ’09”). if the phone would have been released sometime within the last 4 months i would have purchased it on the day of release without thinking twice about it. however, since palm has decided to drag their feet on the release, i no longer desire the phone as much as before. infact, since i’ve already waited this long, i might as well just wait until june 8th to see what the new iphone brings to the table.

  • Coal

    I love the little image you guys did!

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