$100 Rebate on Palm VIIx

On Thursday, Palm launched a $100 rebate on the $400 Palm VIIx when signing up for the Palm.Net service. Just purchase a VIIx between now and the end of the year, subscribe to a Palm.Net service plan, then complete an on-line rebate form, and they'll credit your account after the third month of service.

Palm has avoided heavily marketing the VII series until now because of component shortages. Those are easing, however, and Palm is clearly ready to start seriously pushing this wireless model.

Palm offers three different service plans. The Basic Plan costs $10 a month and allows 50KB of downloads, which is approximately 50 screen views. The Expanded Plan is $25 and offers 150KB. There is a charge of 20 cents for each additional kilobyte for both these plans. They also offer an Unlimited Volume Plan for $45.

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The problem is...

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/17/2001 8:31:03 PM #
For using the wireless service, you gotta use a special service.

Including proxiweb, ms agent (much better than multi-mail) and giving the VII the possibility to use a regular ISP (is that possible?) would make it the bomb.

Having to pay for a new wireless ISP and being limitied to web clipping make the VII an expensive IIIxe with an antenna.

RE: The problem is...
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/18/2001 12:47:35 AM #
But.... that's its market. Folks that buy the VII series aren't buying it to surf the web, FTP files, or IRC with their buds. The market is folks that need easy, integrated access to their e-mail, stock quotes, bank accounts, etc, etc....

Sure, there are folks that want more... but the main target audience is really pretty satisfied with the nice small package. Even Palm's own Mobile Internet Kit, while it works and is nifty... is a tough sell next to the all-in-one box that is the VIIx.... especially if all you need is access to your e-mail.

RE: The problem is...
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/18/2001 2:43:03 AM #
I, for one, adore my Palm VIIx. Sure, it's limited. But the number of times my supposedly superior Omnisky failed to work for one reason or another -- not to mention it's greater bulk and more intricate upkeep -- continually proves that Palm is on the right track with the VII/VIIx series. Does web clipping do everything I'd want? Of course not. Does it do enough, quickly and reliably? Absolutely. Sure, PocketPCs theoretically have full web browsing on Pocket IE...good luck to those of you waiting for your web pages on a supposedly 19.2 baud connection (you're lucky if you get two-thirds of that). I'll take the spartan PQAs every time!!

RE: The problem is...
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/18/2001 1:42:18 PM #
I got a palm IIIc with a palm modem. I added icq, irc and proxiweb to it.

I am capable of FULL BROWSING (black and white, but still full) and seeing PICTURES on my "simple" palm device.

Microsoft says palms can only do text browsing. That is lie #1. I can see any picture.

Microsoft says palms can't enter most website. Its a lie, I can enter 90% of the sites out there.

And with ms agent, I can send/receive mail.

I don't see pocket pc's advantages!.

But I insist that palm is stupid to release 2 new palms (IIc, M100) that will have a 1 year life span.

RE: The problem is...
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/19/2001 10:47:12 AM #
...there is not real problem. The VII series was the first out of the gate and it ran. The fact that Palm never really did a decent marketing job with it has a *lot* do do with this picture.

You can find a PQA for just about anything you could want. Proxiweb can give you a decent web-browse experience. The network is *far* more stable than other wireless networks I have had the misfortune of working with.

The Palm VII series works. You can find more "feature packed" devices, but this Palm delivers.



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