Skip to main content

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 Sprint.com 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.

Read the full story here.