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Dieter told us last Wednesday that Howard Stern was recommended the Pre by Palm's Lynn Fox, and that Stern would be getting a preview of the Pre.

My great friend Jimmie Geddes from GadgetsOnTheGo.net let us know that he listened to Howard Stern's show yesterday, and Howard said that Palm is giving him a private demo of the Pre at his apartment this weekend. Wow, a "private demo" at his own crib! Must be nice Howard. Palm told Howard that he'll get a demo of the Pre, but not the final shipping device. And of course Palm will be taking the Pre right back after the demo and locking it up.

According to Jimmie, Robin Quivers and the rest of Howard's staff will be getting a Pre demo in the studio. Jimmie said that Robin said during the show that she'd heard great things about the Pre back in January, but it's now April and there's still no Pre for sale. Yeah Robin, we're all anxiously waiting for the Pre here too!

You can read more at GadgetsOnTheGo.net.

Larry Dignan over at ZDNet.com also talked about Howard Stern and the Pre. Dignan says that Stern, a loyal Treo user, is in the market for a phone. He says that Stern is embarrassed to show his Treo because the technology is so old:

“I’m embarrassed to hold up my phone right now it’s so old school,”

Another Stern quote from the article:

“They’re going to show me the Pre and then take it away. They’re trying to build excitement for this thing. If people don’t buy this I don’t see how Palm keeps going,”

According to Dignan, Stern is publicly auditioning phones and is trying the BlackBerry. Stern ruled out the iPhone because of the lack of a physical keyboard.

You can read the full article here.

There is some interesting discussion going on in our forums, so be sure to check that out and chime in.

I would think that Howard would like the BlackBerry, but I would guess that he'll like the Pre a lot more. I can't imagine him not liking the Pre once he gets his hands on it. I sure as heck hope he likes it! And Palm had better hope so too! I'm sure Howard will tell it like it is if he doesn't like it. I think he's going to love it though. Don't you?