We still have no solid launch information for the Palm Pre, bolstered speculation of an official announcement on May 19 notwithstanding. But, it seems Sprint is already shipping Palm Pre demo units to some Sprint retail stores. A tipster that we consider to be reliable has let us know that Palm Pre demonstration devices are starting to trickle into Sprint stores. The Palm Pre demos are apparently under strict lockdown and come packaged in generic Palm Pre retail boxes.
The arrival of demonstration devices to Sprint stores doesn’t necessarily indicate a specific launch date for the Palm Pre, but it does tell us that Big Yellow is ramping up for what could be the biggest handset launch in the carrier’s history. Sprint is likely going to start showing off the Palm Pre in stores following the Palm Pre advertisement that’s speculated to hit the Wall Street Journal on May 19.
More Palm Pre information to follow. Stay tuned!
The Palm Pre demo units are packaged in the same retail boxes we’ve seen before.