Sprint and @palm: I get a phone call

After emailing the CEO of Sprint about carrying the new webOS phones, I got an email from Vanessa, a woman in his office who wanted to give me a call to address my concerns. I hesitated but figured sure, what the heck?

Vanessa called this morning and we had a pleasant but short chat. Basically, the message was the same as I had read on webOSroundup – no plans to announce right now, but she emphasized that that doesn’t mean they won’t end up carrying them at release. So basically it sounded like nothing more than “yup, we haven’t said anything publicly”. I asked how soon before launch they know that they’re going to carry a phone and she said usually very close to the launch, which was a little confusing since clearly they’d have to do testing, etc.

Interestingly, she said she had used a webOS phone but just recently switched to Android. Hopefully that’s not a bad sign!

Anyway, I was impressed that someone bothered to call, even if there was really nothing to report. Makes me hope even harder that Sprint ends up with the Pre3…

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