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Palm Pre to see Price Cut to $150?

by Derek Kessler Tue, 08 Sep 2009 11:39 am EDT

So, the HTC Hero is coming to Sprint at $179.99, and the Pre is still at $199.99. What is Sprint to do? How about lower the price of the Pre by $50? Thanks to a generous tipster working at a Sprint "indirect partner retail dealer" (something like Best Buy Mobile or non-corporate Sprint stores), we can say that does appear as though it will be the case.

From September 8 to October 31, 2009, "indirect partners" will be able to sell the Pre for $149.99 after mail-in rebate. This information applies only to these indirect Sprint retail channels, though it seems reasonable that identical price cuts will take place via Sprint’s own channels (retail stores, telesales, and Sprint.com). And as usual, the price of admission comes with an Everything Data or Simply Everything plan attached.

You’ll also be able to grab a Palm Centro for $29.99, a Treo 755p for $99.99, Treo 800w for $49.99, and a Treo Pro for $199.99 (all new contract prices). Off contract prices for all Palm phones appear unchanged. Oh, and if your local non-corporate Sprint store has a Treo 650, Treo 700p, or Treo 700w laying around, they’ll be free on a new contract. But you know which phone you want (hint: check the website you’re reading right now).

Thanks Anonymous Tipster!

Update: The price drop is real, but only for the IPCS area, more details here.