Sprint Palm Pre 4G Support?
Very Cool New Sprint Commercial Highlights Palm Pre & 4G Network
Yesterday Sprint kicked off a fun, modern, hip and relevant new advertising campaign which highlights some of the very cool things that you can do with your smartphone while on the go. The campaign is an intelligent adaptation of Sprint’s “Now Network” webpage (screenshot below) that has already been live for some time but which has recently been updated to give the Palm Pre center stage.
It’s now becoming more than clear that Sprint has enormous confidence in what the Palm Pre can deliver and the company is just starting to wet everybody’s appetite with this new campaign. Rumours are that during its launch the Palm Pre will be supported by more than $50 million in marketing funding from Sprint but we can expect this to grow if as expected the Pre becomes the “it” smartphone of the year.
If you haven’t already viewed the new Sprint campaign on television, you can see in the video below that the company highlights a number of fun things currently happening on the “Now Network” including 23,000,000 calls, 1,000,000 emails in route with 7% of them containing the subject “Miracle Banana Diet” hitting 63,000 spam filters now, twice as many people are searching for the word “dog” versus “cat”, Jaime the talking boxer is being uploaded to YouTube from someone’s phone now, 2,000,000 people are sending a text message during a business meeting (most popular subject: diapers), 233,000 people just twittered on Twitter (26% currently viewing this have no idea what this means), 6,000 people are researching restaurants in a cab (29 of them just left their phone in that same cab), 30,000 people just landed and are switching on their phones, this is what’s happening on the Now Network…
Given the overlap of the “First 4G Network” and the Palm Pre at the end of the commercial some people have wondered if this may mean that the Pre will support 4G wireless data connectivity (currently only available in Baltimore but rolling out across other major cities soon). We don’t yet have any official information about this but it seems obvious that Sprint would have a significant incentive to push Palm to include 4G either when the Pre launches or in an updated version later.
Leaving this aside, I don’t know about you but this Sprint commercial has _very significantly_ enhanced my perception of the company and I can’t wait to experience all the things that the Palm Pre will be able to do on its “Now Network”. Please take a moment to share your own views with your fellow Preonauts below:
Preonauts are always getting things done NOW…