Handspring Offers Discount on Treo for Owners of Other PDAs
Yesterday, CNET News.com reported that Handspring is offering a $100 discount on the Treo 180 and 180g to owners of other PDAs. In a way, this discount is comical because it comes about a month after a $50 price increase had been instituted for units that were purchased without a service contract. Supposedly, the increase was only going to affect American customers who already had service contracts with Cingular and VoiceStream, but, it seems that Handspring became unsatisfied with the sales rate.
The most recent article says that Handspring has sold about 47,000 Treo units. That seems like a good rate of sales to us, considering the issues that people might have with the product, such as the fact that it can only be used on a GSM-compatible mobile phone network.