Sitting in a cafe in Austin gave me the perfect opportunity to have a 4G LTE showdown. I have a Nexus 5 on Sprint’s 4G LTE service, and my girlfriend has a Nexus 5 on AT&T’s 4G LTE and a Nexus 7 on T-Mobile’s 4G LTE. We all did a speedtest. Results below.
Palm Pre Out, Employee Referral Plans Left Hanging
It’s not only the SERO users, but the Simply Everything Plus users as well. If you log into the Simply Everything Plus page on Sprint, you’re greeted with this message:
Because of unprecedented demand, the Palm Pre is not yet available to Everything PlusSMReferral Program shoppers.
Which, actually is just a polite way of saying “Sorry, you can’t get them yet, because there are suckers willing to pay more for them right now and our bean counters say we make more money off of them”
Fine, I don’t have a problem with that, business is business. At least throw us a bone and let us pre-order or put down a deposit so we can get one when they do become available!
Speaking of suckers willing to pay more for them right now, if you check eBay, there are phone selling for nearlt $600, the full retail price of the phone without contract. I’m not aware of any outages right now, but it seems like the fat populus just doesn’t want to leave their nice comfy chair to get the phones.
Rapid Repair Guides have also posted their disassembly of the phone, and estimated that the cost in components only (in bulk of course) is around $170. Not too bad, good job to Palm for making the Pre attractively price for those under contract, unlike the $600 iPhone when it first came out.