App Catalog reaches the one million mark
It was not all that long ago when we were celebrating the App Catalog reaching 700,000 downloads and now it has reached that magical one million mark. Of course, as our own JG Mason asked the other day, “Just 7 apps per Palm Pre downloaded is impressive?”
Which means to me that adding an extra 300,000 apps is not going to bring up that average of 7 apps per Pre much higher, still one million sounds like a cool number. That said, one million is a nice milestone especially when you consider the limited availability in the App Catalog. In other words I think it goes without saying that if there were more available apps that number would be increasing at a much quicker rate. It should be interesting to see what happens once the SDK is available later this summer.
The Pre can now be purchased via Sprint Telesales
In a simple and to the point message, Sprint (via Twitter) has announced that the Palm Pre is now available through telesales.
“Palm Pre now available through Telesales! – (800) SPRINT1.”
Unfortunately, even with a call to telesales, you are still going to have to wait a little while before a Pre will arrive at your house. According to a rep with telesales, it could be up to seven business days.
Still, it is nice to have an option other than having to go into the store. Hopefully soon Sprint will allow for Internet orders as well, that way those looking to not have to deal with a human at all can also place their orders.