Sprint CEO Denies WSJ Claim That Palm Pre Will Be On Verizon By January

Posted Jun 10, 2009

A source with The Wall Street Journal claims that Sprint should take advantage of having the Palm Pre on their network right now because Verizon Wireless may have the phone on their network by January.  Apparently Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam claimed ?over the next six months or so you will see devices like the Palm Pre? will be on Verizon’s network.

Sprint is believed to have the exclusive Pre deal until the end of 2009, but is pushing to have it extended.  Sprint even broke sales records with the introduction of the Palm Pre.  At the launch party of the Pre, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse claimed that the deal is longer than six months.

Both Verizon and AT&T have an interest in carrying Palm’s latest handset so it is definitely in Sprint’s interest to keep offering Palm a nice piece of the pie.