Although the official price for the Palm Pre remains at $150, this smartphone can be found for much less. Possibly the best deal available now is from the online retailer LetsTalk.com, who has this webOS-based model for $80.
There’s a caveat, though — this price is only for new Sprint customers who sign up for a two-year contract. The price for renewing Sprint customers is $300.
To learn more, go to LetsTalk.com.
This device is also available at to Amazon.com for $100.
An Overview of the Palm Pre and the webOS
The Palm Pre uses Palm’s webOS, the replacement for the venerable Palm OS. This is a new, multi-tasking operating system able to wirelessly synchronize a wide variety of data with online services like Google and Facebook, as well as Microsoft Exchange.
The webOS includes an on-device app store, and a growing collection of third-party software is available.
The Pre itself features a sliding keyboard as well as a multi-touch-capable 3.1-inch display. This device is also equipped with 8 GB of on-board storage (7 GB available to users), Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and a 3.0 megapixel camera with LED flash.
The exclusive U.S. provider of this smartphone is Sprint, who has added its mobile broadband service EV-DO Rev. A. It’s also available from Bell Canada, who also uses the CDMA standard, so its version has EV-DO as well.
It will debut in Europe next month from O2.