Palm Centro comes to Europe

Boasting a full QWERTY keyboard and a colour touch-screen, Palm hopes their latest smartphone will appeal to the consumer as well as the business type, due to its compact design. Operating on Palm OS, the black onyx device offers email, web, contact and calendar capabilities. The Centro also has the ability to be used as a modem. Simply connect the device to a laptop or PC via Bluetooth and users can enjoy wireless internet access.


The launch of the Palm Centro in Europe follows successful sales in the US where it was unveiled last year. The recommended retail price for the Palm Centro is £199.


Key Features of Palm Centro 

  • All-in-one phone and messaging device
  • Small and light, weighing just over 4 oz.
  • Full keyboard and a colour touch-screen
  • Text messaging with a chat-style view
  • Ability to store names, numbers, appointments, notes and to-do's
  • Access to wireless email accounts, such as Gmail and Yahoo!
  • Web browsing capabilities, for visiting sites such as MySpace and Yahoo!
  • Google Maps for maps and directions
  • 1.3-megapixel digital camera with video capture
  • Palm OS software
  • Ability to play music with PocketTunes
  • Ability to create, edit and view native Word and Excel compatible files
  • Ability to view native PowerPoint and PDF documents
  • Microsoft Direct Push Technology for delivery of Outlook email, as well as personal email, such as Gmail and Yahoo!
  • Bluetooth 1.2 for connecting wirelessly with compatible headsets and car kits
  • 64MB dedicated user storage with support for up to a 4GB microSD card
  • Ability to use Centro as a modem for connecting a laptop to the internet via Bluetooth, so users can stay connected anywhere within wireless coverage

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