We’ve heard that there are build quality issues with the Palm Pre but we had no idea that they were as bad as Jesup & Lamont analyst Kevin Dede’s is stating when he says that 40%, or, 2 out of 5 Palm Pre devices are being returned largely in part to hardware defects. This isn’t good news for Palm especially now that brand new shiny BlackBerry Tours may enticing Sprint customers to swap their defective Palm Pres out for the hottest BlackBerry on the market.
Dede warns that his evidence for his 40% returned Palm Pre claim is mostly anecdotal and isn’t enough to publish an official report, however, he did lower his rating on Palm to sell.
“the hottest BlackBerry on the market” should be the Storm. RIM should have rejected service provider demands and put out the Storm as designed by RIM with the quality and function we all expect out of RIM. The Storm should have been the new Curve, sold through all service providers, also sold unlocked and unbranded. The Tour might be the newest, but the Storm and the coming Storm 2 are the most advanced and should be the hottest BB’s on the market.
Palm Pre? Nice try, but like all recent Palm products it’s DOA.
What on earth are you on about THE ROCK. The storm is absolutely rubbish. Yes they should have released it with everyone. Yes Verizon is responsible for the demise of the storm due to their stupid demands. Rim should have walked away. Apple walked away when Verizon demanded too much. i hope RIM learnt their lesson, and makes the storm 2 what we’ve always expected and are use to from RIM.
I honestly am not surprised that Palm Pre devices are being returned. I have played with one on a few occasions and if I were on Sprint I would not buy it. Maybe it is because I’ve had a BlackBerry for some time, but Pre just did not seem as good as everyone was talking about it.
For me the OS was pretty good. It was just the build quality of the device that I had a problem with.
I owned a pre, took it back because of the defects in the Phone. WebOS is fantastic, to bad they placed it on a substandard phone.