In light of HP's acquisition of Palm, Verizon Wireless' discount on the Pre Plus—which has only been on sale a little over three months now—might seem a little hasty. Palm's the flavor of the month again, after all!

It's still offered on a long two year contract, but instead of costing $50 upfront, it's now just $30—that's not via a rebate either. This comes after the Pre Plus was initially offered at $150, so it's a great bargain for the phone we described as being "essentially the same phone as the Palm Pre," which Jason Chen stated is "definitely a capable smartphone, one that I would have no problem using full time" in his review last June. [Verizon via PhoneScoop via BGR]