|by PalmWebOS.org on June 30th, 2009|
The Palm Pre has only been available for a month but its already posting furious sales figures. Lets not muck up the waters by comparing these sales to competing phones/platforms and just appreciate that an estimated 370,000 Palm Pre phones have been sold through the month of June including 70,000 in May and 300,000 in June.
That is a LOT of phones and the number is still steadily escalating, after all, most stores are still facing shortages. But with the manufacturing line now pumping out 15,000 Palm Pre units each day, analysts say that 1 million Palm Pre phones will likely be sold and shipped within the first quarter of the phone’s availability.
As I always like to remind you, this isn’t just about the Pre but about WebOS as a whole. The same analysts say that not only is a WCDMA version of the phone imminent for select international markets, but non-Pre WebOS phones from Verizon and AT&T will likely launch in very early 2010.
The Palm Pre is here… but WebOS is still very much “on the way”.
Sure, Pre owners are enjoying the limited apps available in the catalog and have already downloaded more than 1 million apps but this is just the surface. What will happen once all the new developers submit their creations to the App Catalog? How much more attractive will it make WebOS phones when the App Catalog is packed to the brim with awesome apps and games?
Others are certainly seeing the potential in Palm, the Pre and WebOS as well – proof is in the stock price. And thanks to those accounting practices, Palm will be reporting revenues for quite some time thanks to the Pre. If the Stock price keeps rising when Palm posts losses, just imagine what will happen next year when Pre profits are still being reported and a bunch more WebOS phones are available for sale.
1 million apps.
Growing by the minute.
Things are looking good for Palm WebOS.