John Paczkowski

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Pre-diculous

According to Palm (PALM), Pre was chosen as a name for its new smartphone because “it’s anticipatory.” If that’s the case, then it couldn’t be more well-suited to the device which has left observers waiting in frustrated anticipation for official word of its price and launch date. During a joint Palm/Sprint Webcast Thursday to discuss the Pre’s upcoming launch, the companies had little of note to say. The big takeaways from the event: Palm and Sprint are sticking to their first-half-of-this-year schedule for launch, they are not giving any updates on pricing, and the Pre will be offered with the standard Sprint service plans. Beyond that, we’re to understand that the Pre “feels great in the hand” and that the two companies are very excited to be working together.

Fascinating.