Newsbrief by Michael Oryl on Monday September 28, 2009.
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Earlier this month, when it announced the new Palm Pixi, Sprint dropped the price of its webOS powered Palm Pre smartphone to $149.99. This past weekend, in apparent anticipation of the availability of the upcoming Palm Pixi, Amazon.com started offering the Pre for $99.99, while Walmart has gone one better and dropped it to a very reasonable $79.99.
The Palm Pixi is a bar shaped device with a full QWERTY keyboard that was announced on September 9 as a Sprint exclusive device. It sports the same basic features as the Pre, but with a slightly lower resolution