Palm Targets Bargain Hunters With $100 Smartphone

by admin September 29, 2007 at 1:27 pm

With a new, compact design, Centro is the smallest and lightest Palm phone to date. It comes with the Palm OS, featuring organizer functionality such as a detailed and integrated contacts list. The device allows users to quickly and easily send text messages to coworkers and friends, manage e-mail, keep track of their schedules, check stock quotes and watch videos on YouTube.

Palm (Nasdaq: PALM) staked its claim in the low end of the smartphone market Thursday with a new device priced at US$99.99 with a two-year plan and rebates.

The new Centro features voice, text, instant messaging, e-mail , Web, contact and calendar capabilities, along with a full-color touch screen and full keyboard. Due in mid-October, the device will be exclusive through Sprint (NYSE: S) in the United States for 90 days. It operates on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, and will be available in onyx black or ruby red.

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