An internal Sprint memo just got leaked through Boy Genius that lists June 5 as the "LAUNCH LUNCH!" for the Palm Pre. This doesn't necessarily mean that the Pre is hitting stores on the 5th, but it is entirely possible. It's also possible that Sprint could be holding their Launch Lunch on the workday closest to the release, and that the Pre will come out during the weekend.
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Sprint usually prefers to have its launches on Sunday, which would gel with the June 7 date that Best Buy has been giving out. Other than the pre-launch date, the memo unfortunately lacks any useful clues. It is nice to get some confirmation of when the Pre is going to hit stores. It definitely won't be coming out after June 7.
The Pre is definitely the foremost product on Sprint's mind right now. They've sunk a lot of money into developing and marketing it. They've managed to do a great job of building anticipation and eagerness around the Pre, now all they have to do is follow up with a product that is as awesome as we're all hoping for it to be.
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Personally, I think the Pre is probably going to disappoint a few people. I doubt it will be any more functional (or very different at all) from the other high-end devices on the market. The Pre is not going to kill the iPhone. I have no doubts that it will be a solid piece of gadgetry and attract its own fan base, but I just don't see it climbing to the top of the smartphone heap. BlackBerry and Apple are too well entrenched.