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April 1st Foolishness...

Thu Apr 1, 2010 - 4:10 PM EDT - By Annie Latham

April 1st Foolishness...

This has been an especially challenging April Fools Day. PocketNow jumped out with a story titled "PocketNow: Palm to Release Treo 950p Smartphone with Legacy Palm OS." We all seemed to agree that was a "foolish" story.

Another one appeared about Palm having an overclocking patent ("Palm�s Need For Speed � Overclocking Patent"). That was a little trickier to figure out.

Checked the most reliable source I knew, PreCentral, and there was nothing about it. Alas, the answer came in the comments:

The last Foolish news that tripped me up was the word that Verizon was dropping the prices on the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus. this post ("Verizon�s Palm Pre and Pixi Prices Officially INSAAAAAAANE!" by John Paczkowski) got me thinking there might be some truth. I checked on the Verizon website and sure enough, there it was:

So if you have been holding out moving to webOS, now is a great time.

Pre Plus, which debuted on the Verizon network in late January at $149.99, is now available for $49.99. The Pixi Plus has dropped to $29.99 from $99.99. Verizon is also offering a buy one/get one free deal for both devices. Plus, the Mobile Hotspot service, which transforms the smartphones into Mi-Fi-style hotspots, is now FREE.

No kidding.

And if you want to get your fill on what other foolish stories appeared, go here. TechCrunch has a comprehensive list.


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