Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 17:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After a whole boatload of rumours, Twitter posts, and what not, we finally have an official release date for Palm's Pre, the phone and platform that is supposed to save Palm from a fairly certain doom. Sprint, Palm's partner announced the release date, pricing information, and plans today, with Palm's official blog following soon after.
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"The headlines, including the big splash page at Palm’s own Pre site, shout $200 as the price. Reading a little further shows that this price is based on a $100 mail-in rebate, which means you could (and probably will) be waiting months to get the cheque. So we think it’s wiser to consider the price to be $300, and then be pleasantly surprised if and when the rebate check actually shows up."

Totally agree.

Also might be interesting to add:

"Whichever price you choose to embrace, it is based on a two-year contract with Sprint. The Sprint Press release says that you’ll need to sign up for either the 'Everything Data plan' ($70 or $90, depending on which it is) or the 'Business Essentials with Messaging and Data plan' ($70 and up, depending on minutes)."

Edited 2009-05-19 17:57 UTC

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Do note that what you are saying is part of the item I wrote.

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Governa Member since:

I do. Just found important to reemphasize. ;)

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