If you are one of many loyal Sprint customers still holding onto the original Palm Pre, you are probably hungry for every little piece of news that can lead you to a possible Sprint Pre 3. Even if this rumor comes from a clueless Sprint rep, you still want to believe in unicorns and leprechauns. Well, I’m going to use my crystal ball and speculate on the future of the HP Pre 3. From what I can see so far it is very clear that there will be a GSM version, which given that the HP Veer is going to at&t and the Pre 3 demo units we’ve seen run on at&t, it is 99.9% possible that the Pre 3 will be initially released exclusively for at&t in the US. When? From what I’m seeing around the web, it looks like mid June or early July. But that’s not all for the Pre 3. There has been many stories pointing to a Verizon Pre 3 not only in pictures, but FCC publications. Given that Verizon is always late to get good phones I would say the Pre 3 will show up on Verizon around October. Again, this is pure speculation on my part and I could be wrong. At that point, a CDMA Pre 3 on Verizon should not lead anybody into thinking that there will be a Sprint Pre 3 coming out soon because I’m very positive that Sprint is done with slider phones from HP Palm. In fact, Sprint hates Oreo cookies with passion (*). Now, the other rumor is a keyboardless WebOS phone coming to Sprint, which may be true if you are willing to wait until late 2011 or early 2012.
My advice would be to go with the carrier that has the phone you want and not with the phone your carrier can give you. I’m done with carrier loyalty and if at&t is where the cool phones are then bye bye Sprint.