Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 08:26

Palm Centro goes contract-free in the U.S.

Written by test

Image

Only available in white

Palm has decided to release the Centro, its entry-level smartphone, as a contract-free device after only having been available with a network tie-in earlier. Although you still need a service plan to make the most out of it, at least you won't be stuck with the typical two-year contract that you previously had to sign.

The contract-free Centro will only be available in white in the U.S., which is strange, as it's only selling as a black device in Europe and is generally not available with a service plan package. On contract it's available in different colors, depending on which network you sign up with.

The specifications of the Centro are quite basic, as it has a 320x320 display, quad band GSM with GPRS support, Bluetooth 1.2, a 1.3Megapixel camera, 64MB of memory which can be expanded via a microSD card slot, and finally, it's running Palm OS.

But for the going price of US$299, it looks like quite a bargain in comparison to what Palm charges in Europe for the same device, which is €299 (US$464/£236) or £199 (US$392/£252), depending on where you live. For once, mainland Europe gets the really raw deal, but either which way you'd be better off buying one in the US as long as you can live with a white instead of black device if you're considering getting one.

You can find the product page here.
Last modified on Tuesday, 24 June 2008 15:54
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments