Palm Offers Pre-Pre-orders for Wireless Handheld
Those who signed up with Palm Inc. to be notified when their new model was available have begun to get an email about it. It doesn't have any details on the new handheld and doesn't even mention a product name. However, the email does say that it is wireless and allows the recipient to sign up to purchase it when it becomes available, which the email only says will be "soon".
This isn't a pre-order and the person signing up isn't committed to the purchase. They simply are in line to be offered the right to buy one of the first units available on a first-come first-served basis.
Here is the text of the email:
Now we can tell you what you've been waiting to hear. It's handsome. It's wireless. It's lightweight. And when it arrives soon the newest Palm handheld will give you some impressive professional communication features. So when you're out of the office, you'll stay connected.
As a valued Palm handheld user, you can stake your claim now through the Palm Store. Of course no payment is required until you purchase. But supplies are limited and it's first come, first served so be sure to click below and we'll set one aside for you. You can have it in your hands 24 hours after the launch. So stay tuned!
After the link is clicked on, a Webpage opens with the following text:
Your reservation is confirmed
Now there's a new Palm handheld with your name on it.
We've received your request and we've reserved a new wireless Palm handheld in your name. You'll be one of the first in the country to own the brand new wireless Palm handheld!* But don't worry, we won't charge your credit card until you place your order and the product has actually shipped.
So keep your eye on your in-box. You'll be receiving an email the moment this new product launches, giving you the full inside scoop. This email will also give you the opportunity to make your purchase and tell you how to guarantee FREE overnight delivery.
We'd like to thank you for your enthusiasm and loyalty.
The Palm Team
Thanks to C. David Hauser for his assistance. -Ed
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