Analysts from both ABI, Piper Jaffray, and RBC Capital Markets place initial sales of the Palm Pre in the 50 – 100,000 unit range. Yeah, everyone’s going to say “that sucks compared to the original iPhone’s half-million“, but I wonder how much their scarce supplies had to do with it. I would hope that the real test will be in the long run – let’s see if Sprint can manage a slow burn fuelled by a gradually increasing stock, plus we still have international markets to look forward to. Although Sprint didn’t release any numbers, they say that the Palm Pre broke all of their previous records. Anyone camp out for a Palm Pre to any degree of success? How long are you willing to wait before grabbing, say, a cheap iPhone 3G?