Sprint CEO: Not so fast, Verizon, the Pre is ours

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that Palm Pre exclusivity will be longer than “six months” according to a CNET interview.

“We are very different company than we were 12 months ago,” he said. “And the Pre is the coming-out party for the new Sprint that shows off our fantastic data network and rate plans.”

There is also talk of planned shortages AKA “constraints” until Sprint knows how many these things it can sell.