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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.

You can read the PalmInfocenter review of the Treo 650 here. You can also search for the lowest price on a Treo 650 here.

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New Treo in the pipeline?

AdamaDBrown @ 9/13/2005 5:19:17 PM # Q
It's that time of year. This could signal an upcoming Treo release.

RE: New Treo in the pipeline?
arp @ 9/13/2005 5:57:19 PM # Q
Just what I thought. I wonder if we'll see that treo 670 soon...

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RE: New Treo in the pipeline?
hkklife @ 9/13/2005 7:18:28 PM # Q
Speaking of which...

I was at Staples & Office Depot today getting some misc. supplies.

The T5 was marked as "clearance" at Staples ($298, I think) and Office Depot was out of T5s entirely.

Perhaps a sign of things to come?

The Zire 31 was also marked way down in price--but I think that was more of a "permanent price reduction" vs. an actual closeout price.

RE: New Treo in the pipeline?
AdamaDBrown @ 9/13/2005 7:46:08 PM # Q
The T5 was marked as "clearance" at Staples ($298, I think) and Office Depot was out of T5s entirely.

Perhaps a sign of things to come?

I can't really say... but that wouldn't be impossible.

The Zire 31 was also marked way down in price--but I think that was more of a "permanent price reduction" vs. an actual closeout price.

Maybe, maybe not. :)

RE: New Treo in the pipeline?
amattei @ 10/5/2005 9:45:00 AM # Q
yes we need a new treo but with an accesible price.
They dont see us as the customers they see mayor cellphones companies as their customers and as long as the intermediary is there the prices will be high

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RE: New Treo in the pipeline?
hkklife @ 10/5/2005 10:13:33 AM # Q
Adama, are you under NDA or just speaking in riddles again ;-)

I went to Office Depot to get some decidedly non-techie stuff the other day and the situation at the PDA counter was quite dire. A few LDs, a few T|E2's, one T5 and not much else. They were sold out of all Zires entirely. The HPs were being restocked/rearranged.


I'd definitely say "it's a sign of things to come" ;-)


RE: New Treo in the pipeline?
twizza @ 10/5/2005 11:06:28 AM # Q
But isnt everything a sign of things to come?
Tungstens come and go, Zires here and not...something has to be a sign for something to come right?

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RE: New Treo in the pipeline?
cervezas @ 10/5/2005 11:24:15 AM # Q
Twizza wrote:
Tungstens come and go, Zires here and not...something has to be a sign for something to come right?

... or not. Causality is a concept that the human mind imposes on the raw data of sense perception in order to operate in the world, so "signs" are not objective things in themselves, they're what we make of them. I know a woman (in L.A. of course) who was grateful that she missed a big job interview due to a blowout while driving there. She took it as a "sign" from the Universe that she shouldn't have that job. And at the Universe's behest I believe she's still unemployed to this day!

Ahem. Well, you know, as long as we were getting philosophical I thought maybe... well...

Never mind.


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