Now that the hype over when the Palm Pre will be available for purchase is over, the new hype concerns how big a shortage there will be on opening day, June 6.
Boy Genius is reporting that each Best Buy store will only have four Pres to sell that day. Worse yet, Radio Shack stores will only have two each, and only Radio Shacks in highly populated areas will get them. Hard to believe why Palm and Sprint would distribute such a tiny amount to these big-name retailers? Perhaps, perhaps not.
It’s estimated that fewer than 400,000 phones in all will be for sale one week from Saturday. If these rumors are true, will there be mass pandemonium? Will the National Guard be called in? Only time will tell.