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.
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