View Poll Results: How much will you pay for the Pre?

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  • less than $199

    24 19.05%
  • $199-$299 (iphone price point)

    79 62.70%
  • $300 or more

    16 12.70%
  • I have no idea at this moment.

    1 0.79%
  • Depends on the device (quality/features/reviews)

    6 4.76%
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  1. #41  
    Palm has what "seems" to be a good device...

    Palms is also a 1 trick pony... they will attempt to maximize profit and put themselves in the "premium" category again.

    I'd like to see a price of $199... but relistictly when I see the HTC high-end device going for $300 (with 2 year contract), I'm thinking that the pre will go for $300 normally... but $250 if you whine enough... maybe even $199 if you keep calling back over and over.
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  2.    #42  
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Palm has what "seems" to be a good device...

    Palms is also a 1 trick pony... they will attempt to maximize profit and put themselves in the "premium" category again.

    I'd like to see a price of $199... but relistictly when I see the HTC high-end device going for $300 (with 2 year contract), I'm thinking that the pre will go for $300 normally... but $250 if you whine enough... maybe even $199 if you keep calling back over and over.
    HTC devices are usually over the $200 mark when they first start out. If they price themselves to the Touch Pro level, I think they would be making a mistake.
  3. #43  
    Quote Originally Posted by laravia18 View Post
    HTC devices are usually over the $200 mark when they first start out. If they price themselves to the Touch Pro level, I think they would be making a mistake.
    No argument there... but the more I look at the Pre, the more I'm thinking they could get a premium for it... maybe that is what it is short for... Premium....

    I need to get my hands on one... the more I look at it, the more I like it... I won't pay over $250 for one.... also need to see what battery life looks like... the 800w looked great on paper.....
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  4. #44  
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Palm has what "seems" to be a good device...

    Palms is also a 1 trick pony... they will attempt to maximize profit and put themselves in the "premium" category again.

    I'd like to see a price of $199... but relistictly when I see the HTC high-end device going for $300 (with 2 year contract), I'm thinking that the pre will go for $300 normally... but $250 if you whine enough... maybe even $199 if you keep calling back over and over.
    Palm doesn't price it, Sprint does.

    Palm has a device today they list for $600. The 800w. That price has nothing to do with what people pay. Sprint decides.

    I think a lot of this depends on an unknown -- initial availability. hesse has pointed to availability problems. If they have a limited number and think they could sell them for $250 they might go that high.

    But Sprint cares about converting people to higher plans or keeping people who are already on where they make their money. If they expected to be able to take a couple million Sprint could easily price them for $150. I think price will be $150 to $200 after the first few months if there is not a long term production problem.
  5. #45  
    Quote Originally Posted by laravia18 View Post
    Since price point is just as important as many other things when buying a phone (or anything) how much are you willing to pay while renewing your contract. My question is referring to the most you are willing to pay.
    Just wish that Palm or Sprint would give us some information on when to expect the phone other than by June 30th
    Give us a preview of new applications like Eprocrates and Dr. Drugs from skycape and a Bible program from Olivetree. Programs need to be ready by day ONE of release if Palm is doing their job!

    Do they want to put elevated partners into a AIG situation?
  6. #46  
    Quote Originally Posted by aero View Post
    Palm doesn't price it, Sprint does.

    Palm has a device today they list for $600. The 800w. That price has nothing to do with what people pay. Sprint decides.

    I think a lot of this depends on an unknown -- initial availability. hesse has pointed to availability problems. If they have a limited number and think they could sell them for $250 they might go that high.

    But Sprint cares about converting people to higher plans or keeping people who are already on where they make their money. If they expected to be able to take a couple million Sprint could easily price them for $150. I think price will be $150 to $200 after the first few months if there is not a long term production problem.

    Yes, I know who prices the device... my fault if you did not understand my wording... I thought it was obvious... But I'm sure Palm has a say and will go over strategy with Sprint and others... after all, they are all attempting to make money on this deal..... but ultimately, Sprint does not want to lose money overall with devices going out the door... obviously, they can eat some but they want to sell to maximize profit... again obvious.

    But to say palm has "nothing" to do with pricing at sprint is a bit... well, wrong. IMO... of course...
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  7. #47  
    I think its wrong too. Price is very important and palm wouldn't just let sprint dictate it. They'll talk about it but each will have input. Palm, imo, will want to establish it above the iphone to imply better quality. But not too high as to keep people from buying. I expect 249 ..but not over 299
  8. #48  
    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    I think its wrong too. Price is very important and palm wouldn't just let sprint dictate it. They'll talk about it but each will have input. Palm, imo, will want to establish it above the iphone to imply better quality. But not too high as to keep people from buying. I expect 249 ..but not over 299
    Seriously guys I respect your opinions generally, but I disagree with this.

    sprint dictates the subsidized price. these prices get adjusted all the time by the carriers.

    Sprint has recently put $500, yes $500(!) discounts on Palm phones launched six months before.

    Also iphone 8gb is now easily hand for $150. Prices do not tend to go up.

    Yes Sprnt my hold prestige as quaternary consideration. But for Sprint the primary issue is how Pre will drive plans and the secondary issue is moving numbes fast the tertiary issue on price is availability (this could push price higher)

    This is a handset and OS that their competitors will have in six months . Sprint is going to think about Sprint.
  9. #49  
    reading these opinions, i'm glad i;m not the guy at palm / Sprint making this decision. THis can really go multiple ways.
    da Gimp

    Please note: My spelling sucks and I'm to lazy to check it.
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