Sony Drops Price of N760C by $50
The price of the Sony PEG-N760C has dropped from $500 to $450. The new price is available now. Sony never announces price cuts or gives reasons for them so it isn't known why. Sony might simply be feeling some price pressure, as the N760C was the most expensive Palm OS model by $100. The slowdown in the world economy has forced other manufacturers to try to increase demand by lowering costs and Sony might be in the same condition.
Also, this model has been out for several months and it might simply be time for a price cut. The N760C is essentially a N710C with an updated version of the Palm OS and the N710C was announced in May, so this handheld has been priced at $500 for over seven months. That's a long time for a model to hold the same price.
It is a long shot but Sony might have made this change to pave the way to replace the N760C with a new version. This could be a member of the T series with built-in MP3 playback or simply an update with more RAM. Sony's new T600, announced in Japan last month, has 16 MB of RAM built-in and the N760C's 8 MB of RAM is starting to look out of date for the company's top of the line product.
This is not the only price reduction Sony has made recently. In November, it dropped the N610C by $50, too.
The N760C includes Palm OS 4.1 and its screen has 16-bit color. It has a built-in audio player so it can play music in both MP3 and ATRAC3 formats. It comes with an external control wand and clip-on headphones to make listening to music easier. Of course it has a Memory Stick slot and comes with an 8 MB Memory Stick.
Sony has some holiday-related specials for this model, too. Sony is offering a free 32 MB Memory Stick and a leather case. These deals are good through January 9.
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