The pricing is good. It's not as bad as Palm's strategy to get entry-level smartphone sales by undercutting horribly and taking losses to get marketshare. Marketshare that Palm won't be able to keep as they don't have many appealing products (Treo Pro is a big jump and an OS jump). But RIM has a good platform. Buy a Pearl Flip then upgrade to the Pearl Flip successor or go to a Javelin. It's not a bad deal. I would still liked to see a Pearl 3 with the same form-factor as the 8100 and Pearl 2 (8110, 8120, 8130) and the 4.6 OS.