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Palm Pre advert released: Flow

Palm Pre advert released: Flow

Palm have been accused of under-marketing the Pre to the general public (as opposed to rabid bloggers and tech-followers), and they're hoping to turn that around with their first proper advert for the smartphone.  Called "Flow", it uses 1,000 choreographed kung fu experts to illustrate the Pre's connectivity.

Check out the advert after the cut

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Palm Pre to have Push GMail

Palm Pre to have Push GMail

My Pre reports that a tipster with a webOS emulator has found that the Pre will utilize IMAP IDLE. This means that users on GMail will have near instantaneous reception of new emails. That’s right, it’s getting pushed down to the phone from the GMail servers.

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Best Buy stores getting four Palm Pre on June 6th, RadioShack two?

Best Buy stores getting four Palm Pre on June 6th, RadioShack two?

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse was accused by many of attempting to stoke demand when he warned that stock of the Palm Pre on launch day might be limited, but news coming out of Best Buy and RadioShack suggests there could be many disappointed people on June 6th.  According to an insider at Best Buy, the approximately 1,000 stores taking part in the Pre launch will have roughly 4,250 handsets to share between them, averaging out at just four units per location.

Meanwhile, a separate RadioShack tipster has confirmed that 721 of the company's stores will be selling the Pre on June 6th, "limited to high coastal areas like New York, New Jersey, California, Miami, Texas, etc."  While specific stock figures are unknown, he estimated just two Pre devices per RadioShack.

After the cut: Best Buy Palm Pre waiting list opening this weekend?

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Sprint CEO warns of Palm Pre shortage at launch

Sprint CEO warns of Palm Pre shortage at launch

Those hoping to come home with a Palm Pre on June 6th might do well to start queuing early, as Sprint CEO Dan Hesse predicts the carrier will not have sufficient handsets to meet initial demand.  Speaking at an investors conference, Hesse explained the relative shortage of Pre advertising as down to managing consumer expectations.  Meanwhile, an unnamed source at a Sprint retail partner has revealed that there will be less than 30,000 Pre units available at launch.

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