Anyone waiting in line to get the newest competitor (Pre) today? (add pics!)

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  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    My gf is quite excited about the Pre so we're going to wait in line now. It's 6:03AM now and we're going to the Emeryville, CA Sprint store. Not sure what to expect in the form of lines. I waited last year for the iPhone 3G @ 6AM and I think I was number 47 in line @ the ATT Store on 34th st in NYC. That store opened @ 9AM. The Sprint store opens at 10AM. I was curious if anyone else is heading out to a store. If so, post your pics / war stories here!

    I will snap a few pics of the line / device and post them here when we arrive!

    And I know this isn't 100% iPhone related, but... it's the newest iPhone competitor... which makes it related! I'll be updating this post in a half hour or so. Wish me luck!

    EDIT: Here's a link to my waiting in line pics / first impressions!
     
  2. robindahlia789 macrumors regular

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    Where's the update!
    Its already almost 10. Atleast in SW Florida
     
  3. gloss macrumors 601

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    He's in California.
     
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  5. svndmvn Guest

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    not necessarily, recent smartphones are not for pros or geeks only, IMO at least.
     
  6. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    Have you been in a coma? It's now normal to like tech stuff.
     
  7. bdorpetzl macrumors regular

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    Agreed. You have a hard time not seeing a BlackBerry, iPhone or some other type of smartphone stepping on a college campus these days.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    How many of those people waited in line on the opening morning, though? :p

    Anyway, hope you get your Pres. :) I'm going running.
     
  9. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    My girlfriends sister just got it, they got there early but the line was only like 15 people long at open.
     
  10. bdorpetzl macrumors regular

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    Ha! Too true. Line waiting is still for the geeks.:D
     
  11. escap0 macrumors newbie

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    The pre looks nice and all... but the new iphone with 3.0 comes out like 2 days later... why not wait and be sure instead of 'pre'mature ejaculamation. :eek:
     
  12. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I can't wait for the new iPhone, but I won't be waiting in line the day it comes out. I will drop by and see if anyone is there, but if it looks like a long line, I'll wait for another day.

    You hope he gets the President??? :D
     
  13. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    It's 10 now... on the east coast anyway. Does that mean I'll see Pres on the streets today? lol, nobody even has Sprint in NYC. It's all Verizon or AT&T.
     
  14. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    I guess it wasent that big a deal after all ....
     
  15. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Ouch. Sorry Sprint.

    Better luck next time.
     
  16. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    LOL...

    Looks like one of those "Epic Fail" pics...

    Thanks
     
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    To help make Palm feel better, here's the queue from the iPhone 3G launch last July at my local Apple Store.....

    11072008076.jpg
     
  19. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I think the fact that people even queued at all for the phone is a good testament to the feat Palm has managed to achieve. Thus far the phone has gotten mostly glowing reviews...people like AND people are queuing for it despite the lack of ads
     
  20. peteryan7hao macrumors regular

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    This is Paris iPhone 3G launch :)

    [​IMG]
     
  21. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So it's 7:30am now here on the west coast. There are just under 20 people in line. We are number 5. Got here around 6:30am. This looks to not be as much of a craze as the iPhone 3G launch. I wonder how many Pres they have. I went to get bagels, but the sprint employees put some chairs outside. Other than that, pretty uneventful. All men in line except for my gf + one other lady.

    Also, I totally forgot that stores are opening @ 8am for the launch! Glad I don't need to sit here for two more hours!!




    Hmmm... I'd say WAY more geeky than most girls... But... Not a geek :)
     
  22. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    From what many other media outlets are reporting, most Sprint stores have over 100, while Best Buy and Radio Shack stores have like 5-10 each.
     
  23. Libitina macrumors 6502

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    That's the Bullring isn't it?

    ETA: Just seen your location, I was right.
     
  24. roebuck86 macrumors newbie

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    Apple have a much larger horde of followers than Palm has & there hasn't been as much buzz with in the media.

    I think its great people are out waiting. Go Palm!
     

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