Handspring to slash price of VisorPhone
By Ian Fried
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
July 14, 2001, 6:00 a.m. PT
Handspring plans to make a major price cut on the attachment that turns its Visor handhelds into a cell phone.
Starting Monday, the VisorPhone will sell for just $49 with cellular service activation, a $200 drop from its most recent price. Handspring had been running a promotion that sold the unit for $99, but only when purchased with a new, high-end handheld.
A Handspring representative characterized the price cut as permanent, aimed at spurring sales.
“It’s a great product that wasn’t selling at the levels we’d hoped,” the representative told CNET News.com.
The latest move follows a more modest $50 price cut made in May from its original $299 price tag.
Handspring introduced the VisorPhone in September and started shipping it in December.
Service plans range from around $30 to $150 per month.