updated 03:20 pm EDT, Fri September 25, 2009
Palm Pre still seen coming to Verizon
Rumors that Verizon is dropping the Pre aren't accurate, according to a note from Deutsche Bank today. The institution cites "checks" that have another version of the Pre still being built that should be destined for the CDMA carrier. There is also "healthy carrier demand" for Palm's phones on other networks if Sprint's exclusive is finished by early 2010.
A separate analyst from Morgan Keegan doesn't claim inside knowledge but says Palm's forecast for its fiscal year would demand that its phone reach major carriers.
The contradiction is supported by Verizon's own statements. While these were from before the Pre launch, the company has been a regular supporter of Palm's phones and has lately been aggressive in adopting touchscreen phones.