The Palm Centro has gathered a following in the United States, and now Rogers Wireless has taken care of the Canadian launch of this Palm OS smartphone.
Much of the popularity of this device in the U.S. has come from its low price: just $100 with contract. However, Rogers is charging considerably more: $200 for current customers and $300 for new customers.
More About the Palm Centro
The Centro is targeted at consumers and first-time smartphone users.
It is the smallest PalmOS-based smartphone ever. Nevertheless, it still includes a full QWERTY keyboard and a 320-by-320-pixel touchscreen. It is 4.2 inches tall, 2.1 inches wide, and 0.73 inches thick, and weighs 4.2 ounces.
"More and more people need voice, text, email, web, contact and calendar capabilities all wrapped in one compact device so they can stay connected with everyone who is important to them. Centro delivers all that and more," said Brodie Keast, senior vice president of marketing for Palm, Inc.
This device runs on Rogers’ GSM network, and it supports this carrier’s 2.4G EDGE wireless network. It does not offer 3G, but it does include Bluetooth.
In addition, the Centro has a microSD card slot and a 1.3 MP camera.