Interesting news for Palm lovers now, as the company that was recently taken over by HP have joined forces with Verizon and AT&T to give away free Palm Pre and Palm Pixi handsets to new customers.
Customers who apply for the free handsets via Verizon will also receive a free Bluetooth headset. Sprint on the other hand, who were the Pre’s first home are still charging $100 for the Pre, and $20 for the Pixi. Still not a bad price, but it doesn’t scream free like AT&T and Verizon.
HP are also pushing the release of webOS 1.4.5 with the phones, and while it is not a major update, it does fix some niggles with security and text input while surfing the internet.
But what is the reason for HP giving away the Palm’s for free? Well it seems as though HP want to make room for the newer and improved devices that they have in mind along with webOS.
So what are you waiting for? If you have always fancied a Palm but lost your appetite over the price then this will be the ideal solution for you.
Will you be picking up a Palm Pre or Pixi now that it is free?