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Palm is mum on official numbers, but analysts predict healthy sales

Palm had one of the most interesting product announcements at CES in January with the unveiling of its webOS-based Pre smartphone. It has been only a few short weeks since the Pre debuted on the Sprint network as an exclusive handset for at least six months.

Sprint has already said that the Pre has set sales records for the company and Palm has been mum on exactly how many Pres it has shipped. The glory for Sprint and Palm could be short-lived with the iPhone 3G S coming this week and the new Blackberry Tour announced for Sprint and Verizon yesterday.

Palm may be holding back on shipment data, but analysts are using their own numbers to predict how many handsets Palm has shipped. Analyst James Faucette from Pacific Crest Securities told Reuters, "We believe that between 90,000 units and 100,000 units were sold in the first week. Given the high number of people still on waiting lists ... the company appears to be on track to exceed our previous August quarter unit shipment estimate of 500,000."

Another Analyst, David Eller of JRPG, said that Palm sold 84,000 Pre handsets in the first weekend with 35% of that number going to new Sprint customers. Palm appears to be playing a wait and see game before it launches more webOS devices. The company needs to be sure the demand for the Pre and its new OS keeps up before launching another device.

Palm has an earnings report scheduled for June 25 reports Reuters and new CEO Jon Rubinstein is expected to talk about the Pre and new webOS devices. Sprint has announced that the Pre set records for sales already and has said that it is restocking the Pre as fast as Palm can make them.

Paul Coster, analyst from J.P. Morgan wrote, "Pre shipments seem to be tracking our expectations, and there is still pent-up demand, assuming (consumers put on waiting lists for handsets) can be converted into purchases."

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By Motoman on 6/17/2009 4:14:34 PM , Rating: 1
Palm May Have Shipped 100,000 Pre Smartphones

I'd like to take this moment to announce that I may have had sex with Megan Fox. All night long. On a bed made of hundred dollar bills, with vestal virgins fanning us with giant feathers.

RE: Hmmm...
By AlvinCool on 6/17/2009 4:24:48 PM , Rating: 5
I know a Decepticon post when I read it

RE: Hmmm...
By Meinolf on 6/17/2009 4:30:41 PM , Rating: 2
I will even take sloppy 2nds on that.

RE: Hmmm...
By Brandon Hill on 6/17/2009 4:33:24 PM , Rating: 4
She'd be damn near perfect without all of those ugly, ridiculous tattoos.

They ruin a damn nice body...

RE: Hmmm...
By bespoke on 6/17/2009 6:28:02 PM , Rating: 2
She'd be damn near perfect without all of those ugly, ridiculous tattoos.


Smoking hot body: +1
Dumb-ass tattoos: -1,000

RE: Hmmm...
By quiksilvr on 6/17/2009 8:16:18 PM , Rating: 3
What's wrong with tattoos? Her body is a temple; she just decorated it.

RE: Hmmm...
By icanhascpu on 6/17/2009 9:44:21 PM , Rating: 3
Sure but its more like putting up xmass decorations in the middle of summer

RE: Hmmm...
By The0ne on 6/17/2009 9:51:13 PM , Rating: 2
+1 to that :)

RE: Hmmm...
By jconan on 6/18/2009 1:33:48 AM , Rating: 2
She looked ok as sophie in how to lose friends and alienate family...

RE: Hmmm...
By callmeroy on 6/18/2009 8:46:46 AM , Rating: 3
I tend to agree with you she went a little overboard (as most folks in my age group or younger tend to do these days) with the tatts....a couple (literally like "TWO") small ones tastfully done and um....positioned on a well taken care of female body is attractive to me...but the huge ones, the ones that look stupid or too many of them detract from the natural beauty of the woman.

As hot as she is --- she'd be even more attractive to me sans the tatts.

On another note -- not to be crude....she's the type of gal I don't think I'd like to get in "real" relationship with --- just have fun with her for maybe a month then go "ok later".

But that's just me....

RE: Hmmm...
By acase on 6/18/2009 11:58:45 AM , Rating: 2
I'll take her tit for tatt.

RE: Hmmm...
By callmeroy on 6/18/2009 8:42:29 AM , Rating: 2
You are so full of crap.....

.......she was in my bed until at least 4 am when i had to get ready for work. ;)

oh wait...that might have just been my dog licking my ass while i was dreaming.....nvm...

RE: Hmmm...
By jarman on 6/18/2009 11:55:32 AM , Rating: 2
Disgusting... but frikin hilarious.

RE: Hmmm...
By Davelo on 6/18/2009 4:09:33 PM , Rating: 2
Your point that seems to have been squandered amongst this gathering of pimple faced and sexually frustrated geeks that this DT article is badly titled is right on the money.

Shane McGlaun
By icanhascpu on 6/17/2009 4:35:12 PM , Rating: 4
Shane McGlaun may be the new Jason Mick.

RE: Shane McGlaun
By Flunk on 6/18/2009 2:11:19 AM , Rating: 2
If he's the new Jason Mick, what happens to the old one?

RE: Shane McGlaun
By Motoman on 6/18/2009 6:46:54 PM , Rating: 2
Being a "green" organication, DT will have him properly recycled.

Soylent Green anyone?

RE: Shane McGlaun
By oTAL on 6/18/2009 5:19:55 AM , Rating: 3
Nah.... not enough links to previous DT articles.

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