Palm Announces Sub-$100 Smartphone
Palm on Thursday announced a new smartphone product aimed at appealing to a wider cross-section of the market. Called the Centro, the phone is expected to retail for $99 once it is unveiled in October.
The phone, which is rectangular with rounded edges, includes both a keyboard and a touchscreen, and can also hold music files. Its Internet will run on 3G networks, and the phone will be exclusive to Sprint Nextel for 90 days. It comes in either”onyx black” or “ruby red.”
Palm has fallen behind in the smartphone market of late, having been overtaken by Research in Motion’s BlackBerry, and later by Apple’s iPhone.