Sprint CEO indicates that Palm Pre deal longer than six months


Sprint’s CEO, Dan Hesse, has indicated that Verizon’s claims that they will be offering the Palm Pre within six months are not accurate. In an interview, Hesse said:

“They need to check their facts. That just is not the case. Both Palm and Sprint have agreed not to discuss the length of the exclusivity deal. But I can tell you it’s not six months.”

Earlier, a Sprint spokesman had confirmed that Sprint had an exclusive that would run “through 2009”.

Sprint is releasing the Palm Pre tomorrow to mostly positive reviews and high expectations.

It would appear that Verizon (and perhaps AT&T) will have to wait a bit longer than expected.

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