Unlocked GSM Treo 650 Price Reduction
Palm has lowered the price of the unlocked GSM version of the Treo 650 by $50. This brings the cost of the unsubsidized model down to $649 without a service agreement.
The unlocked GSM Treo 650 smartphone works with almost any GSM/GPRS network worldwide, so you can use it with your existing GSM/GPRS service plan.
Why it costs more
Through an agreement with service providers, Palm is able to give a significant discount to customers who get a new phone line and sign up for a one-year service contract when they purchase a Treo smartphone. However, when you purchase an unlocked GSM Treo smartphone, you are purchasing it without a service plan or contract. As a result, there is no new activation discount.