View Poll Results: How long before the Prism price drop

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  • Any day now that the m505 is out

    2 8.70%
  • After the release of the new CLIE

    15 65.22%
  • After the next IIIc's price drops

    1 4.35%
  • Demand is so high, it may be next year

    5 21.74%
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  1.    #1  
    I've been both impressed AND dismayed at how well the Prism has withstood this year's price gyrations in the PDA sector. How long can it last?
  2. #2  
    I think the edge and prism both could drop a little. The m500 shows up at ~$335, and the IIIc is ~$275, if you do a search at my simon. Lowest price on edge was still ~$400 last time I checked. They must be selling a ton of both of them to stay at these prices with all of the competition out there.
  3. #3  
    Handspring's stubborn about price drops. It took over 18 months for the VDX to drop by a mere 20%. The company probably figures that it's doing enough volume to rake in the high margins. I don't think Prism would drop without a parallel drop in the Edge, and it's too soon for that. If I were Handspring, I'd probably sit back for at least a couple of months and wait for some sales and market share figures to corroborate the anticipated demand for the m505. So don't hold your breath.
  4.    #4  
    I've been watching Ebay, and units advertised as "unopened" tend to roll of at about $370. If I can find a seller that will do an escrow transaction I might go that route in July.
  5. #5  
    More clues, especially the last paragraph:,00.html
    "That IS a Palm III form-factor in my pocket, AND I'm happy to see you...."

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