Palm and Sprint: Don’t expect a iPhone-like camping out and lines for ‘Pre,’ we don’t want them

“Sprint and Palm may secretly be dreaming of iPhone-style lines when the Palm Pre goes on sale this Saturday, but publicly the companies are trying to manage expectations,” Matt Richtel reports for The New York Times.

“A Palm spokeswoman, Lynn Fox, said that people who equate success with packed stores may be disappointed, because the company will take time to generate buzz with the new phone. ‘We’re not like Apple,’ she said,” Richtel reports.

MacDailyNews Take: No, you’re more like ex-Apple. Castoffs, you see.

Richtel continues, “And Mark Elliott, a spokesman for Sprint, said the company not only didn’t expect long lines for the Pre at its 1,100 stores — it didn’t want them. ‘We’re actually trying to manage the exact opposite,’ Mr. Elliott said. He said smaller crowds would give new Pre buyers time to get in-store tutorials…”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The charade continues.

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