HP Pre 3 Not Coming To Sprint

Since the launch of the original Palm Pre back in June of 2009, there haven’t been any new webOS devices on Sprint. Anyone who was with Palm at the start of webOS has buzzed through their 2 year committment, desperate for a webOS phone of any kind. Many hoped that Sprint would get back on board with the HP Pre 3. That’s not the case according to This Is My Next. They claim a trusted source within Sprint  saying that the HP Pre 3 is not coming to Sprint and there are no plans for any future webOS device.

HP Pre 3

Sprint has become cozy with Android phones, but many webOS faithful were hopeful they would jump back in the game with the HP Pre 3. If TIMN sources are correct, that doesn’t seem to be the case. This report also jibes with the leaked Sprint roadmap, which didn’t have any webOS devices listed.

via This Is My Next


  1. ADRIENNE says:

    That is down right disrespectful. I am very glad I didn’t purchase the HP touchpad. I was told by an HP EMPLOYEE the Pre 3 would be covered by all 3 carriers Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. I decided to follow my mind wait until the Pre 3 came out and just by them both if Sprint carries the phone.

  2. Chirurgie says:

    maybe this will put to rest the ‘when’s Pre3 coming to Sprint?’ us non-USA (or Sprint) users have to read in nearly every comment box! Pre3 is not coming to my current carrier O2 in UK but I am still getting it.

    The key word is ‘for now’. Sprint is like any other business & having been burnt by Pre (presumably they lost money on it) will reconsider if WebOS devices become more popular & a justifiable ‘3rd OS’ alternative. All about the bottom line.

    Moaning at HP seems silly. And if that employee did say so, then he is wrong & just being typical ‘salesperson’

  3. Good, Sprint blows and doesn’t deserve a new Web OS device. I’ve been with them for 10 years and service in Denver is worse than it’s ever been now. I called to complain about not being able to get a signal anymore in the middle of the metro area where I live and they acknowledged that a tower was out and didn’t know when it would be fixed and just sent me an AirRave instead. I drop about 3 calls a day within a 5 mile radius of downtown. Unacceptable.

  4. So the question is: Do I stick with WebOS or do I stick with Sprint? b/c apparently I can’t do both. This is teh suck.

  5. marcellus says:

    I still have my pre. I love it and I want the HP pre3. Now, should Sprint not bring pre3 to it’s line of phones bottom line…….I AM OUT! I want it and if the product I want is not where I want it then I will find it with someone else! Period!!

  6. For those that have Sprint, like myself, you cannot buy the Pre3 and just add it to your phone service. Apparently, Sprint must add in the phone into their system in order for it to work. The type of phone is what i mean here. Sprint has not even done that so I am now looking for a new carrier. When the Pre3 is finally released you will have to have another carrier. This is the case for the Veer as well.

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