Palm Drops Prices on Three Handhelds

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Palm, Inc. has cut $50 from the price of two of its handhelds, and is offering a $50 rebate on one of its newest models.

Tungsten T5

The price of the Tungsten T5, the device that until recently was Palm’s flagship handheld, has been dropped from $400 to $350.

This model, which was criticized heavily when it was first launched, has garnered praise in recent weeks after Palm released a ROM update that fixed many of its bugs.

In addition, Palm is still offering a free Wi-Fi SD card with the purchase of a Tungsten T5.

More information in this high-end model is available in Brighthand’s Tungsten T5 Review.

Zire 72

Another model that got a $50 price cut today is the Zire 72. It is now selling for $250.

This handheld, which was targeted at consumers, was released over a year ago, so it’s not surprising that it’s getting its first price cut.

Palm is also including a free hardcase with the purchase of this mid-range model.

Brighthand’s Zire 72 Review gives a complete overview of this model.

Tungsten E2

Starting today, Palm is offering a $50 rebate on one of its newest handhelds, the Tungsten E2.

While some might find it surprising that Palm is already discounting a device that was only launched about three months ago, this really counts as something of a gamble on this company’s part.

Statistics show that only a small percentage of buyers actually send in the forms to get rebates, but most people take them into account when deciding which products to buy. So offering a rebate usually costs a company little, while having a strong positive effect on sales.

In addition to this rebate, Palm is offering a free MP3 kit with the Tungsten E2.

Brighthand’s preliminary review of the Tungsten E2 can be found here.

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