John Paczkowski

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Sprint's Pre Exclusivity: Is Through 2009 Long Enough?

palm-pre-sprintSprint (S) hasn’t yet disclosed how long its exclusivity period for Palm’s (PALM) new Pre handset will be, but a person familiar with the matter told Reuters Thursday that it will run through the end of 2009, and that was good enough for the company’s long-suffering investors. Sprint shares surged on the report though it didn’t offer any details beyond 2009 or even a ballpark launch date for the device itself. Unofficial estimates have the Pre arriving at market sometime this spring, which might mean Sprint’s exclusivity period for the touchscreen phone could be six to eight months. Whether that’s time enough to reverse the company’s subscriber losses–or even stem them–remains to be seen. Certainly, the Pre would have to debut with an almost iPhone-like popularity to do so.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik