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Tyler and I woke up extra early and hit up the closest Sprint store at our local mall. The mall wasn’t supposed to open until 7 a.m., but to our surprise, the doors opened for us at 6:30. We ran through the quiet mall holding our […]

Tyler and I woke up extra early and hit up the closest Sprint store at our local mall. The mall wasn’t supposed to open until 7 a.m., but to our surprise, the doors opened for us at 6:30. We ran through the quiet mall holding our breath. Would there be a line at the store?

w00t! There were only three folks there! The Sprint reps already told us that they have 25 handsets and a “few” Touchstones. Some of the folks in line are jkOTR readers, so we’re all geeking out in line. :) Here’s what we’re waiting for. Should have one of my own in 30 minutes!

  1. Jahan Khan Rashid Saturday, June 6, 2009

    I really hate you right now!! j/k enjoy, im very very jealous!

  2. In line at the Watuaga Store in DFW. I’m number 8 in line. There are now 18 people waiting. It’s 7:05 and the store is opening early at 8. 2 rumours on stock: 45 units or 70 units. We’ll see.

  3. I can´t tell you how much I am looking forward to you getting the Palm Pre and giving us some impressions and insights about it.

    And at least for me there is no point in being jealous. Afterall, over here in Germany we probably won´t get the Pre for another 6 months or so.

  4. By the way Kevin, what did you take along to live-blog the Palm Pre purchase?

    1. Kevin C. Tofel Malte Saturday, June 6, 2009

      Traveling light today. Using my first-gen iPhone and brought my Kindle. Tyler brought his 5×5 Rubik’s Cube and entertained the line by completing it in about 8 minutes. :)

  5. James Kendrick Saturday, June 6, 2009

    I am 11th in line surfing the web on the Viliv S5 over MiFi. No jkotr readers in line.

    1. I’m riding my bike about 75 miles this morning on a training ride through wild Wyoming. Am stopping every so often and checking your progress and success using my iPod Touch and MiFi. Very little Sprint coverage here so like Germany, we’ll have to wait for gen 2 with Verizon. Good luck J/K! And thanks for updates.

  6. I am in line in Austin TX right now _ #9. Should be another 30 minutes or so!

  7. The two of you are true tech geeks, both standing in line in the early morning hours while blogging away waiting for the Pre. Thats what I call first hand experience.

  8. I’m on a continent that won’t get the Pre officially for a while. Please post a jkOTR review as soon as you can. Thanks. Lanre

  9. Kevin Carstens Saturday, June 6, 2009

    Just read (on engadget) that Sprint not going to offer tether option on Pre. How does that affect your opinions (both James and Kevin) about the phone?

    1. Kevin, it would VERY nice to see a tethering option for the Pre (or the iPhone, for that matter). However, it’s not a deterrent for me because I do have a Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband account & USB adapter. I also pay $10 a month for Boingo Wi-Fi. I was tempted to get the Sprint MiFi with the Pre because you can save $10 a month on the EVDO service. Not sure what I’m doing yet in that regard.

  10. Good luck! Hope the Pre is comming to Norway soon…

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