Palm Centro Smartphone Available for $99.99 with 2 Yr Sprint Contract

Designed for individuals and traditional mobile phone users looking for
a better way to manage their professional and social lives, Palm, Inc  and Sprint day introduced the smallest Palm/phone so far, Palm®
Centro smart device, at $99.99 (with a two-year contract.)

It has voice, text, IM, email, web, contact and calendar capabilities, a
full-color touch screen and full keyboard, Centro brings Palm simplicity
and organization to customers who want to stay connected with
co-workers, friends and family. It offers broadband power at a standard phone price.

Centro will
be exclusive through Sprint in the United States for 90 days and is
available in onyx black or ruby red.

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With Centro, Sprint customers can quickly and easily text co-workers and
friends, manage email, keep track of their schedules, check stock
quotes, watch videos on YouTube, keep current
on the latest news, capture and share pictures, browse restaurant
reviews on Yelp, and get directions on Google
Mapsall in one small, compact phone.(2)
Centro operates on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network
the fastest and largest national mobile broadband network
giving customers a fast and flexible experience with entertainment and
resources on the go.

  <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Fresh Design for New Customers</span>
  With a fun, new compact design, Centro is the smallest and lightest Palm 
  phone to date. Centro has a modern, stylish look that feels comfortable 
  in the hand, pocket or evening purse.
  Centro was designed as a great phone, messaging, and organizational 
  device, and is incredibly easy to use. It allows users to easily connect 
  with friends, family and co-workers by voice, email or text. And with 
  its full keyboard, Centro makes it easy to quickly and efficiently type 
  text messages and respond to emails, communicating complete thoughts and 
  ideas. Since Centro comes with the Palm OS<span id="bwanpa10">®</span>, 
  it offers all of the great organizer functionality that Palm is renowned 
  for, such as a detailed and integrated Contacts list. Also, the simple 
  and handy calendar makes it easier to manage increasingly busy lives, 
  whether it<span id="bwanpa11">&#8217;</span>s juggling business meetings or 
  keeping track of school activities.
  As the newest member of the Palm family, Centro is expected to attract 
  new users to the smartphone category. According to IDC, the smartphone 
  market is shifting to the mass market; U.S. smartphone shipments will 
  grow from 13.8 million in 2007 to 74.4 million in 2011.<sup id="bwanpa57">(3)</sup>
  <span id="bwanpa12">&#8220;</span>Palm Centro has the power of a broadband 
  smartphone at the price of a standard 12-key phone,<span id="bwanpa13">&#8221;</span> 
  said Ed Colligan, president and chief executive officer of Palm, Inc. <span id="bwanpa14">&#8220;</span>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<span id="bwanpa15">&#8217;</span>re 
  thinking about stepping up to a smartphone, the Palm Centro should be 
  your choice.<span id="bwanpa16">&#8221;</span>
  <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Exclusive Sprint Content and Services</span>
  With Centro, customers can leverage the speed of Sprint<span id="bwanpa17">&#8217;</span>s 
  Mobile Broadband Network <span id="bwanpa18">-</span> reaching more than 
  224 million people, 12,988 cities and 1,166 airports <span id="bwanpa19">-</span> 
  to access helpful and exciting multimedia content, including the 
<ul><li class="bwlistitemmarginbottom">
    <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Sprint TV</span><sup id="bwanpa58">SM</sup> 
    <span id="bwanpa20">-</span> Watch live TV or video-on-demand with 
    full-motion video and vivid sound or catch the latest news, sports, 
    weather, entertainment and movie trailers on the go. Choose from more 
    than 50 live television channels and watch programs such as CNN 
    mobile, FOX sports and E! Entertainment; access NFL Network and 
    special programming via Sprint Exclusive Entertainment.
  </li><li class="bwlistitemmarginbottom">
    <span class="bwunderlinestyle">On Demand</span> <span id="bwanpa21">-</span> 
    Set up personal preferences and get customized news, sports, movies, 
    and weather updates all based on your zip code. Stay informed and 
    connected regardless of where you are on the Sprint Mobile Broadband 
  </li><li class="bwlistitemmarginbottom">
    <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Sprint Picture Mail</span><sup id="bwanpa59">SM</sup> 
    <span id="bwanpa22">-</span> Share on-the-go experiences immediately. 
    Take full-color digital pictures and store or send directly from your 
    Centro. Customers also can order prints of their favorite digital 
    photos and pick them up at leading photo centers.
  </li><li class="bwlistitemmarginbottom">
    <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Sprint Mobile eMail</span> <span id="bwanpa23">-</span> 
    Get easy, mobile access to up to three email accounts from well-known 
    providers, such as AOL<span id="bwanpa24">®</span>, Windows Live 
    (includes MSN<span id="bwanpa25">®</span> and Hotmail), Gmail, Yahoo!<span id="bwanpa26">®</span> 
    and more. Sprint Mobile eMail is a free download for any Sprint data 
  </li><li class="bwlistitemmarginbottom">
    <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Sprint IM</span> <span id="bwanpa27">-</span> 
    Extend instant communication from your PC to Centro with access to 
    Yahoo! Messenger, AOL<span id="bwanpa28">&#8217;</span>s AIM<span id="bwanpa29">®</span> 
    service and MSN Messenger.
  <span id="bwanpa30">&#8220;</span>Sprint customers can seize the day with 
  Centro to stay on top of emails, use text or Sprint Instant Messaging 
  for quick answers, manage appointments, view documents or to make use of 
  a multitude of other productivity boosting and entertaining features all 
  at SprintSpeed<span id="bwanpa31">™</span>,<span id="bwanpa32">&#8221;</span> 
  said Danny Bowman, vice president of customer equipment for Sprint. <span id="bwanpa33">&#8220;</span>As 
  the first provider of this unique phone, Sprint is demonstrating its 
  commitment to giving customers the best products and service available 
  on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, the fastest and largest national 
  mobile broadband network.<span id="bwanpa34">&#8221;</span><sup id="bwanpa60">(4)</sup>
  <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Additional Palm Centro Features and 
<ul><li class="bwlistitemmarginbottom">
    <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Superior Phone</span> <span id="bwanpa35">-</span> 
    Centro<span id="bwanpa36">&#8217;</span>s touch screen and keyboard, 
    combined with the simplicity of Palm OS, make it easy to use key 
    features such as one-touch speakerphone, conference calling, ignore a 
    call with text messaging and Bluetooth<span id="bwanpa37">®</span> 
  </li><li class="bwlistitemmarginbottom">
    <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Easy Text Messaging</span> <span id="bwanpa38">-</span> 
    Centro<span id="bwanpa39">&#8217;</span>s full keyboard makes typing out 
    complete messages fast and easy when sending text, pictures, audio and 
    video clips. Plus, Centro keeps all your conversations in a chat-style 
    view, just like IM, so you can see the entire conversation unfold.
  </li><li class="bwlistitemmarginbottom">
    <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Personal and Corporate Email</span> <span id="bwanpa40">-</span> 
    New users to the smartphone category now have an easy mobile email 
    solution using Microsoft Direct Push Technology<sup id="bwanpa61">(5)</sup> 
    for delivery of Outlook email as well as personal email, such as 
    Gmail, AOL and Yahoo.
  </li><li class="bwlistitemmarginbottom">
    <span class="bwunderlinestyle">IM with AIM, MSN, or Yahoo!</span> <span id="bwanpa41">-</span> 
    Compose messages quickly and easily with a full QWERTY keyboard. 
    Instant message your buddy list with direct access to Yahoo, Windows 
    Live Messenger or AOL<span id="bwanpa42">&#8217;</span>s AIM service.
  </li><li class="bwlistitemmarginbottom">
    <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Web Browsing</span> <span id="bwanpa43">-</span> 
    Fast and easy web access on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network at 
    fast EvDO speeds. The full keyboard and touch screen provide quick 
    access to online information. The built-in Google Maps application 
    offers fast access to directions, traffic updates and local search.
  </li><li class="bwlistitemmarginbottom">
    <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Multimedia</span> <span id="bwanpa44">-</span> 
    <span id="bwanpa45">&#8220;</span>Sideload<span id="bwanpa46">&#8221;</span> songs 
    and manage music easily with Sprint Music Manager. Centro is the first 
    Palm phone to include PocketTunes Deluxe, a $39.99 value. Shoot 
    pictures or video with the built-in digital camera.
  More information on Centro is available at <a target="_blank" href="" shape="rect"></a>. 
  Centro multimedia materials are available from Business Wire (<a target="_blank" href="" shape="rect"></a>), 
  Palm<span id="bwanpa47">&#8217;</span>s Multimedia Library (<a target="_blank" href="" shape="rect"></a>) 
  or Sprint<span id="bwanpa48">&#8217;</span>s media relations website (<a target="_blank" href="" shape="rect"></a>).
  <span class="bwunderlinestyle">Pricing and Availability</span>
  Expected mid-October, the Palm Centro smart device will be available in 
  onyx black or ruby red from all Sprint sales channels, Palm stores and 
  online at <a target="_blank" href="" shape="rect"></a> and <a target="_blank" href="" shape="rect"></a> 
  for $99.99 with a two-year service agreement, available discounts and 
  promotions<sup id="bwanpa62">(1)</sup> and required service plan. Centro 
  customers may subscribe to any of the voice calling plans available on 
  the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. To take advantage of data 
  capabilities, customers can add any of the available Sprint Power Vision 
  packs, which range from $15 to $30 per month. Customer subscribing to 
  any Power Vision pack plan of $25 or more per month will be eligible for 
  the $100 mail-in-rebate offer. For delivering Centro users the ultimate 
  value, Sprint recommends the Power Vision Pro Pack for $30 month, which 
  includes unlimited text messaging, data access, web browsing, email, 
  Sprint Picture Mail/Video Mail, On Demand, NFL Mobile, Sprint TV and 
  Active Sync (data and content access without a Power Vision pack is 
  subject to casual data charges).
  Customers can sign up to be notified of availability of Centro from 
  Sprint at <a target="_blank" href="" shape="rect"></a> 
  or be among the first to pre-order from Palm at <a target="_blank" href="" shape="rect"></a>.