Wal-Mart offers Palm Pre for $79

The retail giant is offering the smartphone through Sprint for $79 with a two-year contract.

In the market for a Palm Pre? Wal-Mart Stores is offering the smartphone through Sprint for $79 with a two-year contract.

As noted in CNET's review, the Palm Pre features a vibrant display with multitouch functionality as well as a solid Web browser and good multimedia integration. The Pre offered good call quality and wireless options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Palm has developed a solid OS that not only rivals the competition but also sets a new standard in the way smartphones handle tasks and manage information.

The Palm Pre took home both the Best in Show and the People's Voice awards at CES 2009, becoming the first cell phone/smartphone to win the Best in Show since CNET started presenting the Best of CES awards in 2006.

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