Beleaguered Palm to launch ‘Pre’ on June 6th for $300

“Palm has stopped teasing us and finally announced a date for the launch of the Pre. The handset will go on sale on Saturday June 6th for $300, just two days before Apple’s WWDC, where many are expecting the announcement of a new iPhone,” Charlie Sorrel reports for Wired.

“And it looks like Palm has already messed up. 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,” Sorrel reports.

MacDailyNews Take: $100 mail-in rebate = pure cheese. Beleaguered Sprint can’t even swing the full subsidy.

Sorrell continues, “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).”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Stupid move, Palm. Looks like the Pre will be all the rage… for 48 hours.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “mks1” for the heads up.]

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