Handspring Drops Price of VisorPhone to $0
Just when it looked like the price for the VisorPhone couldn't go any lower, HandSpring has found a way. The company announced today that the wireless Springboard module is now free with the purchase of any Visor.
This offer is available only from Handspring and a service plan must be activated at the same time. It still costs $50 without buying a Visor.
If the Visor is returned later, the purchaser will be charged $50. If the service is cancelled but the VisorPhone isn't returned, the purchaser will be have to pay $225.
In mid-July, Handspring dropped the price of the VisorPhone to just $50 from its previous price of $250. A company spokesperson admitted at the time that the product wasn't selling well.
Handspring has partnered with several wireless service providersóCingular Wireless, VoiceStream Wireless and Powertel. Each partner serves a specific geographic area and offers a variety of plans. These range from around $30 to $160 per month depending on the amount of access time.
VisorPhone is a GSM world phone (900/1900 MHz) that turns any Visor into a wireless voice and data device. Handspring recently began bundling the Web browsing app Blazer with the VisorPhone as part of its Wireless Internet Access Suite, a group of applications for wireless e-mail, web browsing, and messaging
Thanks to robrecht and Alex for pointing this out.
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