PDA News – Black Friday, Tungsten E leather case, Axims for $80?

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Black Friday handheld sales

It’s that time of year again–when those who are brave and/or stupid enough venture out to the stores in a fine display of herd mentality, while the rest of us sit back and relax, content in the knowledge that we’ve already planned our holiday gifts. With that in mind, here’s a list of some of the handheld related deals that will be running on Black Friday, culled from the pre-sale flyers leaked online. Some of this information may be subject to change.

Microcenter has the Palm m505 for $50 after unspecified rebates.

Office Depot has the Sony SJ22 (SKU 458-87) on sale for $150 minus $50 instant savings, with a $30 mail-in rebate for a total price of $70. This is in-store only.

OfficeMax has Lexar 256 MB SD cards for $100 minus $30 instant rebate and $20 mail-in rebate, totalling $50.

Radio Shack carries a Sharp Touchscreen organizer (65-1212) for $5. Good for the kids.

Staples has 128 MB CompactFlash cards priced at $55 minus $25 instant savings and $10 mail-in rebate, net price $20. They also stock 128 MB SD cards for $65 with $25 instant savings and $10 MIR, for a total of $25.

 

Covertec leather case for T|E

The title says it all. Covertec has chimed in with their leather case for the Tungsten E.

http://www.covertec.com/

 

Axim X3i pricing anomalies

In a developing story, it appears that hundreds or possibly thousands of orders for Dell’s Axim X3i PocketPC may have been placed for $79 per unit.

At some point on the morning of November 24th, the Axim X3i was listed on Dell’s online store at a price of $79. It remained listed there in that condition for somewhere from 12 to 18 hours, even after Dell had been repeatedly notified of the pricing, before being pulled off the site at around 6 AM on the 25th, according to observers. Then at 2 PM on the 25th, the listing was briefly available again, resulting in another round of orders, before it was pulled for the final time. 

What might otherwise be written off as an ordinary price mistake has been somewhat muddied by the length of time the listing remained on the online store, the promotional code attached to it, and the listing’s sudden reappearence the next day. Currently, there has been no official word from Dell on the subject of the bizarre pricing. There are indications that some of the orders placed early on the 24th, at or about 8 AM Eastern, have actually begun to ship, but we cannot confirm that at this point. Many users on Dell’s support forum have reported Customer Service Representatives telling them that Dell will honor orders on a one unit per household basis, but this is also uncertain. More details as it develops.

X3i order status discussion thread at Dell Support



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