Palm Pre, Pixi Phone Prices Plunge

Posted: Apr 2 2010, 12:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:21pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

 
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Verizon has slashed the prices of Palm's Pre and Pixi devices, cutting them in more than half, in a bid to pump back some life into the fledgling business that is Palm.

The Pre Plus is now only $50, a huge cut from the previous $150 price, and the Pixi Plus has gone down from $80 to $30. That's after a 2-year mobile contract subsidy.

Palm almost went down the drain when the market for standalone PDAs became virtually nonexistant (thanks for that, iPhone). It has managed to remain relevant because of its new focus on mobile phones, like the Pre and the Pixi. However, it largely falters against more experienced handset makers like Nokia, Samsung, and Motorola.

To sweeten the pot a bit more, Verizon is offering a deal to give customers free access to its Wi-Fi tethering service. That means users can set up their phone as a mobile hotspot and then connect to it with other devices like an iPad or a PSP. That service used to cost $40 a month.

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