Palm Pre finally gets a second home at Verizon


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Palm Pre is going to Verizon. Credit: Palm Inc.

Ever since the spiffy Palm Pre phone came out last month exclusively as a product for the Sprint network, there have been rumors about when it would be offered by other cell service providers.

Finally, Verizon confirmed Monday that it would be offering the Palm Pre. The announcement came during a company conference call with industry analysts when Chief Operating Officer Dennis Strigl simply said, ‘We plan to offer the Palm Pre early next year.’


That was it. Information about just when Verizon will have the Palm Pre and how much it will cost will have to await future announcements.

To be fair, Verizon executives had a lot on their minds during the call that came after the company announced its second-quarter earnings. Despite cost-cutting, Verizon said profit dropped 21% compared with the same quarter last year. It plans to cut more than 8,000 employees and contractors by the end of the year.

-- David Colker