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Preview: Palm’s Centro Smartphone

September 29, 2007 in Other Mobile Phones

Well, after getting home from the two days of revelry in Los Angeles that included a stint at a Nokia Nseries-themed mansion and a short tour around the city, all I can say is: it sucks to be back. Having wasted most of my day sleeping, I’m hoping that tomorrow I’ll be able to write up the full-length account of what actually went down in LA.

Until then, you’ll just have to read up on my newly rehashed news, starting with: the Palm Centro phone.

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Palm’s new Centro smartphone.

The high point of Palm’s new device is the price – at $99 bucks (with 2-year service agreement), this phone isn’t going to be breaking the bank, a fact that the company is counting on.

“Palm Centro has the power of a broadband smartphone at the price of a standard 12-key phone,” said Ed Colligan, president and chief executive officer of Palm, Inc. “People looking to have all their contacts and calendar at the touch of a button, plus YouTube streaming videos and the Internet can now get it in a small, cool design with the trademark Palm ease of use. If you’re thinking about stepping up to a smartphone, the Palm Centro should be your choice.”

Oh yeah, you also get a touch-screen too.

Other features include a full QWERTY keyboard, 3G, instant messaging, some kind of camera, and a choice of two colors: red or black.

The Centro will be exclusive to Sprint Nextel for the first 90 days, after which no one seems to have any clue as to where it’s going. Expect it sometime in the middle of October.

Palm Centro Smartphone

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