Verizon likes to overprice their handsets (retail price). Their Pre+ was $599 when AT&T had it at $399. I expected their Pre2 to be $599 but HP has it at $449 which is pretty reasonable especially for a 1ghz phone.
Do you expect the Pre3 will be $599+ like other smartphones today or for to HPalm continue this $400ish pricing through their website? I think keeping things on the cheap side is smart.