Palm Pre drops to $79.99 at Amazon; $36 activation fee waived
It's quite possible that the reason for Jon Rubinstein's tirade against the Motorola DROID the other day stems from the fact that as Motorola's Android handset is picking up momentum, the device that Rubinstein had bet the farm on, the Palm Pre, continues the slide from iPhone challenger to bargain priced smartphone. Amazon has chopped the price of the first webOS device to $79.99 with a 2 year contract, and the $36 activation fee has been waived. Just the other day, the online retailer had cut the price of the Palm Pixi down to $24.99 on contract and with free activation to boot. Had someone told you in the spring that these devices would be available at these prices in the fall, you would have had them committed.