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Sprint Employees Get Chatty Over Palm Pre, Get Fired

Even though the Palm Pre has been publicly announced, Palm and Sprint are guarding certain details about the device closely. In response, one Sprint employee launched a blog spilling some information about the device. Does he share anything noteworthy?
Even though the Palm Pre has been publicly announced, Palm and Sprint are guarding certain details about the device closely. In response, one Sprint employee launched a blog spilling some information about the device. Does he share anything noteworthy?This blog, called InsideSprintNow, appears to be written by a legit -- though anonymous -- Sprint employee. The author speaks opinion and fact, and, at the same time, delivers some information that the public might not otherwise have.

With respect to the Pre, sadly, there's nothing earth-shattering about what he divulges. Most of the "FAQs" asked and answered are a tad on the inane side. Wired, however, correctly calls out the one really interesting tidbit. From the Sprint blog:

Q: What happens to my phone when it's in USB Mode?

A: All calls are routed to voicemail when the Pre is in USB Mode. Slight downer, I know - but how often are you really gonna have the Pre in USB Mode? And even then, not more than a couple minutes @ a time.

What? You mean you can't answer phone calls when the device is connected to your laptop? Really? That's just crazy talk. I routinely have my phones plugged into my laptop when out and about. Not being able to answer a call when the device is connected just seems an oddity.

You can read the rest of the FAQs here.

Now, about the Sprint employees who were fired for talking about the Palm Pre. PreThinking reports the following:


I was just informed Sprint Store Employees have been fired for discussing the Palm Pre with anyone outside of Sprint. One of my ninja's had a store meeting recently and three employees were handed their checks in the middle of the meeting and told that they were being let go for talking about the Palm Pre. According to the NDA signed by employees - they are not allowed to discuss this information with anyone.
It stinks for these employees, no doubt, but if they violated a condition of their employment, I am sure Sprint HR had proper grounds to terminate their employment.

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