updated 03:35 pm EDT, Fri June 20, 2008
Dash Express at 299
Dash today has made a low-key price cut to the Dash Express that brings the price of the GPS unit down to $299. The cut lowers the price from its previous $399 and is a further cut from the initial launch price of $599. The price slash is spurred on by "outstanding results" during a temporary Father's Day promotion that brought the price down to a similar level, according to the company, which also suggests it should help add to the number of Dash users contributing to the Express' unique map data sharing features.
Subscription fees and the feature set remain the same for the 4.3-inch mapper and start at $10 per month for a two-year contract that gives access to all of the GPS receiver's data features. To compensate early adopters, Dash is adding three free months to the subscriptions of owners who bought the Express before the end of May. No mention is made of compensating more recent buyers.