Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Nov 2009 20:44 UTC
Editorial Most of us here like gadgets. Things with displays, LEDs, or stuff that otherwise lights up in the dark and makes cool noises. There is this one gadget I had been waiting for to come out in The Netherlands for quite a while now, but at some point a limit was reached, and today I decided to do a complete 180 and buy a competing product.
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Exclusive deals suck!
by phoenix on Tue 3rd Nov 2009 21:35 UTC
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

Why any phone company would lock themselves into the customer base of a single cell service provider is beyond me. Just release a damned GSM version already!!

There's no way that Bell Canada paid Palm enough to make up for the loss of all the Rogers customers. By the time the 6-month exclusivity deal is up, no one on Rogers will want one.

There are a lot of people in my neck of the woods that were chomping at the bit for a Pre on Rogers. Now ... not so much. In a few months when there's a possibility of it coming to Rogers ... probably not enough to make it worth it.

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RE: Exclusive deals suck!
by werpu on Thu 5th Nov 2009 09:49 in reply to "Exclusive deals suck!"
werpu Member since:
2006-01-18

Why any phone company would lock themselves into the customer base of a single cell service provider is beyond me. Just release a damned GSM version already!!

Well from a european perspective the Pre is dead, deader than dead, there are Android telephones coming out left and right, and even with HTC currently screwing their customers into the buttocks by not releasing Android 2.0 on the HTC magic (the phone is still sold btw. but HTC already refused to port Android 2.0 to it, and Samsung doing the same with their Android phone), there are others which will come out with Android phones, like Motrola, LG, Sony Ericsson, and all of them are as capable or even more than the Palm Pre outside of Apple.
If the Pre ever will hit european grounds officially it will be too little too late, why should customers still go for the Pre if they can get more capable Android phones by the dozends.

This US only exclusivity deal probably is the last straw which broke Palms neck, they simply ignored the rest of the world in favor of securing a US only deal.

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