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Handspring has announced a $100 price drop on its grayscale Handspring Treo 180 and 180g communicators.. While supplies last, customers can purchase a Treo 180 for $249 when they sign up for a service contract from T-Mobile or Cingular. In related news, Amazon is currently running a $250 promotion on the color Treo 300 with a contract from Sprint.
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And Moore's law rolls on...

I.M Anonymous @ 10/26/2002 3:08:18 PM #
This was to be expected.

RE: And Moore's law rolls on...
LazyT @ 10/26/2002 4:09:34 PM #
i thought that i.m.a. cant replay anymore!!!!
;-)

-Lazy
RE: And Moore's law rolls on...
kempokaraterulz @ 10/26/2002 4:52:49 PM #
Someone made a screen that said that

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RE: And Moore's law rolls on...
M3wThr33 @ 10/26/2002 4:54:51 PM #
Whoop-dee-doo. Everything always gets price drops. Don't comment on how bad the device is. No one is forcing you to buy it. Thank you.

I don't think you understand the gravity of the situation. We're in space.

New models?

danger @ 10/27/2002 1:58:10 AM #
Hmmmm... No one posted on speculation of new models which is the norm for price drops. So here goes :)

It would be nice to see HS come out with the fist OS5 smartphone wouldn't it?




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One of these years...

ganoe @ 10/27/2002 9:59:26 AM #
these devices might actually be competitively priced with your typical mobile phone. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like it'll be any day soon.
RE: One of these years...
distrachi @ 10/27/2002 2:33:08 PM #
Why should it be competitively prices with typical cell phones? It's not a typical cell phone. I don't think it's competing for the type of people looking for a typical cell phone. To them it's just a huge funky looking phone.

When the average cell phone does everything a Treo can do then Handspring should price it accordingly.

RE: One of these years...
ganoe @ 10/27/2002 4:35:28 PM #
You do understand that as far as hardware goes, these devices are all practically the same, don't you? You're just paying $150 for the privilege of running the Palm OS on it. Another way of looking at it is that you're paying a $150 premium because they're afraid you might just buy it to use as a Palm OS device and not get a service plan.

There are plenty of $100 phones that could do what the Treo 180 does. They just don't have 10,000 software apps developed for them.

RE: One of these years...
Token User @ 10/27/2002 5:01:19 PM #
There are plenty of $100 phones that could do what the Treo 180 does. They just don't have 10,000 software apps developed for them.

Does this then imply that there are 10,000 things that a $100 phone can't do that the Treo range can?


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RE: One of these years...
Lobotome @ 10/27/2002 6:34:06 PM #
Whatever the price (which is now doubtlessly nicer), I cannot picture myself holding one of these things up to my ear. Lets's face it, with the lid open it looks *embarrasingly* large!

Something so uncool would draw sorrowful glances and muffled giggles from everybody around in the bus or train.I don't think my ego could take that now that even pre-teens carry tiny cellphones in their schoolbags and spend more time chatting over SMS than they do on the phone.



Amazon rebates limited to new accounts

bcombee @ 10/27/2002 7:22:32 PM #
I just did some research on the Amazon rebates, as this looked really good, and I am already a Sprint PCS user.

The $200 rebate from Amazon is only valid if you are adding new service -- either you aren't a Sprint PCS customer, or you are adding a new line to your account. So, people who already have a Sprint PCS phone and want to keep their number are ineligible. The $50 rebate from Sprint may be the same way -- the terms on that offer are a bit harder to understand.

If you are a current Sprint PCS subscriber, one of the best offers right now is the 25% off sale at Best Buy that runs through Saturday. This will get you a Treo 300 for $375 plus tax, and you'll have the phone immediately. You'll still need to switch your account to the new phone.

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No GPRS

donpdonp @ 10/27/2002 10:24:26 PM #
No GPRS service means this palm is an island. No way am I going to pay for a separate DIAL_UP account and wait to DIAL AND HANDSHAKE everytime i want to use the net. I have heard GPRS is coming to the Treo in the US, but it hasnt happened yet. I think handspring hasnt sold a single treo 180 since the sidekick came out, and now they're trying to solve the problem by reducing the price so that its just slightly more than a sidekick (which has GPRS) rather than ridiculously more than a sidekick.

RE: No GPRS
gadgetguy @ 10/28/2002 6:37:07 PM #
Do you know if the Kyocera 7135 GPRS based?
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