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Report: Palm Pre Price to Drop to $150

PreCentral today posts an updated pricing sheet from an unnamed retailer that lists the Palm Pre with a price tag of $149.99. Effective tomorrow and lasting through the end of October, the price drop will bring the Pre below the price of its biggest rival, the iPhone 3GS.

According to the table from PreCentral, "indirect partners" will be able to sell the Pre for $149.99 after mail-in rebate. PC stipulated that this information applies only to these indirect Sprint retail channels, but don't be surprised if you see the same price cuts implemented on and other Sprint channels. Price cuts are also expected for the Palm Centro ($29.99), the Treo 755p ($99.99), the Treo 800w ($49.99), and the Treo Pro ($199.99).

Is anyone tempted to get a Pre now? Given that the phone still comes with a two year contract, we can't imagine lopping $50 off the price will have people who previously had zero interest in the device clamoring to get their hands on one. Still, it's a nice surprise for those who were planning on getting the phone once their current contract expires.

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  • cabose369
    Nope... the phone still sucks. The keyboard is essentially useless the keys are so small! I'm sticking with my Blackberry!
  • tweak13
    omggg shutup
  • FlayerSlayer
    Awwww. I got one at full price. Oh well, I still like mine, and this is nothing compared to the $200 drop that iPhone buyers got screwed by.
  • Major7up
    I'd love to get one but still have 10 months on my current contract with my yucky instinct. Maybe by then version 2 will be out and they will have addressed a few things that I don't like about the current model of Pre.
  • hillarymakesmecry
    $50 is chump change when you look at the price of the plans.
  • lifelesspoet
    This is number one on the list of phones i wish I could own. I live where alltel and verison are the only cell choices.
  • naterandrews
    The thing that still burns me is the mail in rebate. I don't care if the phone is $149- the main issue is still the mail in rebate. Ridiculous. Popular iPhone, Blackberry models don't require mail in rebates, why should the Pre?

    Want a true promo? Drop the mail in rebate and save potential customers the hassle! Albeit, this price drop is only for a limited time as it stands.
  • WheelsOfConfusion
    I have no plans to switch to Sprint for my cell service, so unfortunately there's no Pre in my future.
  • tayb
    Rebates are such a sham. I refuse to buy most items with mail-in rebates on principal.
  • vant
    It can't compete with the iPhone, so it's logical to do a price drop. Frankly, it should have been done at launch.