According to a “credible source” at WebOSArena, Best Buy Mobile will be the exclusive retailer for the Palm Pre when it is launched. If you are a Pre early adopter, you will have to either go to Best Buy or Sprint directly to get your hands on this much anticipated phone. Sprint partners will be put on the back burner for 60 days while they wait for Sprint to finally send some Palm Pre’s their way. Though still very much an unconfirmed rumor, there is a precedent for such an arrangement. Sprint launched the Samsung Instinct with Best Buy Mobile as the exclusive retailer last June and Best Buy Mobile saw record sales for the two weeks following the phone’s launch. If this rumor pans out, it is good news for Best Buy Mobile; not so good for Sprint’s partners who once again may be getting slightly cold leftovers.
[Via Phone Arena]