Sprint's New Palm
The Palm device has the look of a candy-bar phone but many of the features of a smartphone. These include mobile email support, YouTube Inc. video, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) maps, and the PocketTunes MP3 system. Sprint has an exclusive on the EV-DO gadget for 90 days, and you can get it in any color as long as its red or black.
I don't reckon this phone will be perceived as a huge threat to high-end gadgets like the iPhone. I do believe, however, that it will further help to ratchet up the pricing pressure in this competitive sector. Remember, the starting price for this device is $100 -- with a two-year contract. I wonder how low it can go.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung