Verizon Wireless has reportedly started training its employees on Palm’s webOS, which virtually proves that it will soon release at least one smartphone running this new operating system, and maybe more.
This carrier currently offers no webOS-based devices, as Sprint has been the sole provider of both of Palm’s most recent models, the Palm Pre and Pixi, in the U.S. However, it is now asking its employees to take a 20-minute online course called “Why Palm? What is webOS?”
There is no need for this training unless Verizon plans to release a device running this operating system.
One, Maybe Two
Since the Palm Pre debuted from Sprint this summer, Verizon has said it’s going to offer this smartphone too, with a launch scheduled for early next year.
In addition, the FCC recently approved a device that’s almost certainly a version of the Palm Pixi for Verizon Wireless. Unlike the Sprint version, this will have Wi-Fi.
Sprint’s agreement with Palm to be exclusive U.S. provider of the Palm Pre ends in January, and Verizon could launch this webOS-powered smartphone then.
With FCC approval of its version of the Pixi, this carrier could introduce a second webOS model at the same time.
The very large and important Consumer Electronics Show is going to be kick off the first week in January, and Palm has scheduled a press event. It’s possible it will use this to announce Verizon’s plans to release these two products.
Source: Phone Arena