“He points to contacts within the cell industry and supply chain that suggest Verizon will carry one or more of Palm’s webOS phones, such as the Pre or Pixi, sometime in 2010,” Electronista reports. “Sales of both the Motorola Droid and HTC’s Droid Eris have purportedly been ‘somewhat disappointing’ and may lead to Verizon using Palm to bolster its smartphone catalog.”
Electronista reports, “Adoption of the smartphones could happen as early as the first half of the year as Sprint’s exclusive isn’t expected to last past 2009.”
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MacDailyNews Take: “Hold the mediocre also-ran, we’ll have some third-rate instead” is not a winning strategy. This is like a auto dealership dropping Pontiac for Oldsmobile. Verizon’s between a Droid and a Pre place. In other words, they’re up the creek without an iPhone. They need to stop fooling around with misleading ads and build a network that actually allows users to simultaneously talk and surf the web/email (imagine that!), beg Steve Jobs for an iPhone deal, and start acting like the dumb pipe they are.