If Things Get Really Bad, Palm’s Pixi Will Make a Great Happy-Meal Prize
The official price of Palm’s (PALM) new Pixi smartphone is $99.95, but Wal-Mart is now offering the handset for $24.99 with a two-year contract, as is Amazon. That’s a 75 percent price cut.
Staggering, considering the Pixi arrived at market just four days ago, but perhaps necessary given early and widespread complaints about the device’s slow operating speed, some unfavorable reviews and the fact that the Pre–the Pixi’s more robust elder sibling–is now selling for $99.99 and $79.99 at Wal-Mart (WMT) and Amazon (AMZN), respectively.
Palm’s aren’t the only smartphones being heavily discounted as we head into the holidays. Motorola’s and HTC’s are as well. Amazon is offering the Moto’s Droid for $149.99 and Overstock is peddling the HTC Eris for $49.99.