While many were thrilled to finally learn thePalm Pre on Tuesday, some of that excitement was deflated by the fact that
The consumer electronics retailer has announced that it will offer the Palm Pre for $199.99 outright. You will, of course, still have to sign a two-year contract with Sprint, but at least you won't have to deal with the hassle of a mail-in rebate.
Like Sprint, the Pre will be available on June 6 at Best Buy Mobile stores, which are in 1,067 locations in the U.S. I don't know about you, but that sounds like a better deal to me. The question is, how many phones will be in stock? Especially after Sprint CEO Dan Hesse talked of Pre shortages.