Palm announces Sprint Centro smartphone

Posted By on September 28, 2007

Sprint Palm CentroPalm announced their new Sprint based Centro smartphone at the DigitalLife conference in New York City on Thursday. The smaller and more stylish smartphone was announced earlier across the pond, and expected in the states today. The release was semi- expected, although did seem to happen a bit sooner than many Palm Treo users expected. (I sort of expected a 6 month delay?) The Palm blog used the new Centro to MoBlog their post from the floor of the DigitalLife conference with an included photo here.

Features of the Palm Centro include:
– New compact design, Centro is the smallest and lightest Palm phone to date
– $99.99 price point (after discounts and promotions)on Sprint’s Mobile Broadband Network (yes, it’s EvDO)
– Voice, text, IM, email, web, a full-color touch screen and full keyboard
– Available in two colors – ruby red and onyx black.

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  • From Barron’s Online :

    Palm (PALM) shares got a lift today after the company announced the Centro, a smart phone priced at $99.99 which will be sold first via Sprint Nextel (S). The phone starts shipping in mid-October.

    Sprint gets a 90-day exclusive on the phone, which includes a full QWERTY keyboard and a color touch screen. It features Web access, IM, personal and corporate email, a music player and a digital camera. The phone, which runs the Palm OS, will require a two-year service agreement. The company says it is the smallest and lightest Palm model to date.

    The most interesting part of the phone is simply the low price; rival smart phones often run twice that price or more. If the phone catches on, it could accelerate the decline in smart phone pricing. Nobody likes a price war, of course. Except for consumers.

    Palm shares jumped 97 cents to $16.40 on the news

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