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Amazon Charges $25 for Palm Pixi and $80 for Pre

Amazon has slashed the price of the Palm Pre to just $80, meaning those who were considering buying the newly released Palm Pixi may instead opt for Pre.

Not too long ago Sprint slashed the price of the Pre, taking the cost of the device down to $149.99. Soon after, the carrier launched the Pixi, pricing the device at $99.99.

However, once the Pixi launched, Walmart began offering the device for $30 and the Pre for $99. Engadget reports that this week Amazon one-upped Walmart by offering the Pixi for $25 and today, the etailer has announced a price cut for the Pre.

Customers can now snap up the Pre for just $80 (Amazon is also waiving the activation fee which usually amounts to $36). That's nearly half the cost of the Pre and twenty bucks less than what little brother, Pixi, costs when purchasing from Sprint.

Why do you think Amazon and Walmart are so desperate to shift these two smartphones? Let us know in the comments below!

  • webbwbb
    One possibility could be Palm offering rebates to people who sell the most, not dissimilar from the Intel strategy a few years ago. It could be worth it for them to gain a larger market share and they just may lower the general prices of other smart phones in the process.
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  • pender21
    Too bad there are no apps for the Pre or Pixi. Palm should have released the SDK on the Pre Launch date (or before that) if they wanted to sell any. People who buy smartphones want apps.
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  • how about some love for existing customers looking to resign? My Pearl has got to go and I'd love to grab either of these phone's at those prices.
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  • Honis
    pender21Too bad there are no apps for the Pre or Pixi. Palm should have released the SDK on the Pre Launch date (or before that) if they wanted to sell any. People who buy smartphones want apps.The Pre has apps and is getting new apps everyday.

    What the Pre doesn't have a are 40,000 fart, shacking baby, and just about every other useless "lol its a game, I'm a gamer" app.
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  • the_one111
    "What is it with all these price cuts?"

    ...black friday?
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  • ssalim
    the_one111"What is it with all these price cuts?"...black friday?
    Unlikely.
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  • Perhaps they are just dumping product of a company about to go out of business...
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  • bfstev
    Its probably a bid for market share by Palm.
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  • 3p0cHx
    anyone have any luck unlocking this phone for another carrier like T-Mobile?
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  • theuerkorn
    Frankly, great device or not, but it also shows that Palm clearly lost its basis and to gain it back in light of iPhone, Droid and others may simply too big of a task for a company that neglected progress for too long.
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