Palm Treo Pro goes sub-$200
Need a Windows Phone? Got $179? Then Dell may have a deal right up your alley. Dell is currently offering the Palm Treo Pro for the low, low, low price of $179. Yes, it's a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone. Yes, it's not slated for upgrade to WM 6.5 and beyond. But it is an outstanding Windows Phone in its own right.
Also keep in mind that chef's over at XDA Developers started cooking ROMs for the Treo Pro. Even though the Treo Pro isn't "officially" on the Windows Mobile 6.5 guest list, you can get some home cooking that will sneak you in the back door.
The Treo Pro is listed at Dell as the "Dell Daily Deal" so we don't know how long this steal of a deal will last. Thanks goes out to Micky over at thecellphonejunkie.com for passing on this tip.
Update: It appears the $179 "Dell Daily Deal" on the Treo Pro has sold out. You can still get it through Dell here (opens in new tab) and at $199 (plus free shipping) it remains sub-$200 and a heck of a deal.
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"Yes, it's a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone. Yes, it's not slated for upgrade to WM 6.5 and beyond." And Yes, it's a phone for which Palm won't provide any support because they are all over WebOS and now they want to forget WM Palm devices ever existed! In short, yes $200 or less is a fair price to pay for a phone for which YOU will have to provide your own support. Those who cringe at the thought of tweaking the Registry - let alone flashing cooked ROM's, should probably stay away from this phone.
you can also pick up this phone on craigslist for like 100 bux or less.