Verizon No Longer Interested in Palm Pre

According to a report on the TheStreet.com, Verizon has decided to pass on the Palm Pre. Most had the Palm Pre coming to Verizon as early as January, with Verizon’s CEO Lowell McAdam even on record as saying the wireless carrier would be carrying Palm’s webOS device in January. Sources close to the discussions say Verizon has decided not to support the Pre.

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Why the change of heart? Sources say it’s a number of factors. Apparently it’s partly due to Palm’s reluctance to feature Verizon’s VCast applications, which conflicts with Palm’s App Catalog. Although Palm hasn’t announced the number of Palm Pre devices that have been sold through Sprint, reports of lukewarm sales could also be to blame.

If Verizon decided to pass on the Palm Pre, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are passing on webOS devices. No comment from either Palm or Verizon.

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