A report from TheStreet is getting everyone all worked up, and rightly so: Dropping the Pre would be an idiotic move for Verizon, and a lame turn for their customers. But hey, don't fret too hard! At least, not yet.
We knew Sprint had the Pre locked up through 2009, but now Sprint CEO Dan Hesse is trying to make the period of exclusivity seem long enough to convince users to switch to Sprint rather than wait a few months.
The Palm Pre will be exclusive to Sprint for a weirdly short six months, after which the handset will show up on Verizon, according to CEO Lowell McAdam. They'll also get the Storm 2 at about the same time.