We'll see plenty of "Pre sells X units in Y amount of time; not as many as iPhone" stories in the next year—in fact, we already have. That may be the wrong way to look at it.
Would your wife still be your wife if you were waiting in line for a Palm Pre at 7:45 when the wedding started at 8? My guess is no—but this guy has himself a very special lady.
We don't have hard numbers yet, but according to some analysts, Palm probably sold between 50,000 and 60,000 Pres in this opening weekend, and Palm verifies over 150,000 app downloads in the first day alone.