Centro

  • Media Buying Platform Centro Rakes In $22.5 Million

    Media Buying Platform Centro Rakes In $22.5 Million

    The Chicago based Centro has just raised a whopping $22.5 million (rounded up) in equity only funding from FTV Capital in order to expand its sales force and bolster its digital media buying software Transis. Listed on the SEC form are Centro CEO Shawn Riegsecker and FTV Capital Partner Eric Byunn who will be joining the board as director. Centro is a digital media and technology services company… Read More

  • Rumored Palm webOS handset snapped by Mr. BlurryCam

    Rumored Palm webOS handset snapped by Mr. BlurryCam

    I think that’s a phone, no wait, it’s a stapler, no wait, it’s a ham sandwich. That right there is actually the next Palm webOS handset, according to A Boy Genius tipster who really needs a better camera phone. Honestly, there is no way to confirm whether this is the phone that Michael Arrington’s source was talking about, but at least the form factor seems about right for… Read More

  • Rumored Palm webOS handset snapped by Mr. BlurryCam

    Rumored Palm webOS handset snapped by Mr. BlurryCam

    I think that’s a phone, no wait, it’s a stapler, no wait, it’s a ham sandwich. That right there is actually the next Palm webOS handset, according to A Boy Genius tipster who really needs a better camera phone. Honestly, there is no way to confirm whether this is the phone that Michael Arrington’s source was talking about, but at least the form factor seems about right for… Read More

  • Palm Centro coming in two new colors for the holidays

    Palm Centro coming in two new colors for the holidays

    Just in time for the holiday spending blitz, the Palm Centro is going to be available in two new colors! I know, it’s so exciting. Almost as much as new Apple notebooks. Anyway, these Sprint-branded Centro’s are going to retail for the same price as the current Onyx version $79 through January 10th with a two-year contract and comes with twice the RAM as the original - 128 MB… Read More

  • Palm CEO: "Hey, did you see the Centro? Guys? The Centro?"

    Palm CEO: "Hey, did you see the Centro? Guys? The Centro?"

    Do you have 17 minutes? Do you care about the Palm Centro? Well CNBC has a video for you. Thrill as Palm CEO Ed Colligan can basically say $99 and Centro for over 15 minutes straight while Jim Goldman of TechCheck throws him softballs. Palm sold 2 million Centros so far. To put that into perspective, Apple sold 4 million iPhones. Nokia sold 2 million phones last night to some guy in the back of a… Read More

  • Not iPhone: ROCK! $30 off the Palm Centro from AT&T

    Not iPhone: ROCK! $30 off the Palm Centro from AT&T

    Didn’t get an iPhone today? Run back to the AT&T to store to get your sore legs a Palm Centro for $70. Why? So you have something to jam up Steve Jobs’ rear when you see him. Read More

  • Palm announces electric blue Centro for AT&T

    Palm announces electric blue Centro for AT&T

    Do any of the CG readers have a mobile phone that isn’t black? I’ve never really concerned myself with the color of my mobile phone, but I hope to snag a white iPhone 3G this Friday just to keep my elitist façade intact. Heh. Anyway, Palm is obviously banking on the success of the Centro because they’ve just announced a new color for the AT&T lineup that already has a white… Read More

  • Palm is feeling optimistic after a pretty decent quarter

    Palm is feeling optimistic after a pretty decent quarter

    Not the most exciting of news, but it’s still good to hear: Palm is doing all right. They’ve sold nearly a million units this quarter, doubtless driven by the tiny, cheap, but feature-rich and popular Centro. Revenue was a healthy $300 million, though smartphones are becoming such a huge market that that number should probably be bigger. Still, with stiff competition from Blackberry… Read More

  • Palm announces unlocked Centro, Google Maps with My Location

    Palm announces unlocked Centro, Google Maps with My Location

    By now you’re all familiar with the Palm Centro, so I’ll save all of you from having to read through a list of specs again. Today, Palm announced that an unlocked GSM version of the dainty smartphone is available on the Palm site for $299. Available for free beginning tomorrow for Palm Centro owners is Google Maps for mobile with My Location, which basically approximates your location… Read More

  • Review: Verizon Centro, featuring Sudoku!

    Review: Verizon Centro, featuring Sudoku!

    The Palm Centro for Verizon is finally here. It’s coming in at the $99 price that many first-time smartphone buyers look for, but it doesn’t skimp on features, though it’s not as rich as its AT&T and Sprint cousins. But it has Sudoku! The Centro The Centro is Palm’s new low-end device, replacing the “p” series of Treo smartphones. Running Palm OS 5.4.9… Read More

 
  • Palm Centro now available on Verizon Wireless

    Palm Centro now available on Verizon Wireless

    There it is! The Palm Centro for Verizon is available now for $99 after a MIR. What a pain in the ass. Read More

  • WSJ confirms Palm Centro coming to Verizon this Friday for $99

    WSJ confirms Palm Centro coming to Verizon this Friday for $99

    If it’s in the WSJ then it must be true! Was there any doubt that Verizon would try and sell the Centro for more than $99? They’d be shooting themselves in the foot if they did. Read More

  • Palm Centro coming to Verizon Friday the 13th

    Palm Centro coming to Verizon Friday the 13th

    It was inevitable that Verizon would be getting the Palm Centro, but we just didn’t know when and now we do. The Centro is said to be launching on VZW this coming friday. Pricing is set at $269.99 with a 2-year contract. Wait. What? Even with the $70 MIR that’s $100 more than Sprint or AT&T. However, Verizon does have the Advanced Device Credit that slings back $100 for those… Read More

  • Palm to launch new "prosumer" smartphone with new OS

    Palm to launch new "prosumer" smartphone with new OS

    Don’t look for Palm OS 2.0 to come to your Centro any time soon. Sure, Palm’s sold millions of the small smartphones, but it also has a perpetual license for the current Palm OS and will likely continue to use it for the consumer handsets. Palm OS 2, as it’s unofficially called, will be geared towards a “prosumer” model of smartphone, something with more features than… Read More

  • Palm sells one million Centros

    Palm sells one million Centros

    That Centro smartphone from Palm? The one now in Obsidian Black? The one I told you about this weekend that you could pick up for a measly $39 on sale at Best Buy? They just sold a million of them. That’s one million people in America walking around with the small yet powerful devices for AT&T or Sprint. I’ve been a fan of the Centro since it was leaked. I said it was the perfect… Read More

  • Palm Centro now available in obsidian black

    Palm Centro now available in obsidian black

    Like the depths of my soul, the Palm Centro from AT&T now comes in obsidian black. While this won’t change the fact that this is a Palm Centro, it’s nice to know that you can now get a Centro in black or white (aka glacier) for $99.99. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $39 Palm Centro for AT&T!

    CrunchDeals: $39 Palm Centro for AT&T!

    I love me some Palm Centro, I think it’s the perfect first-time smartphone. Best Buy is having a killer deal on the AT&T flavor this weekend, offering the phone for $40 for new AT&T customers or $80 for existing ones. That’s hot. Go forth and upgrade, AT&T users, and rejoice! Read More

  • Review: AT&T's Palm Centro

    [photopress:centro.jpg,full,center] The Palm Centro for AT&T is one of the better smartphones on the market today for first-time buyers, or so-called “casual smartphone users”. Its low price, familiar form factor and full QWERTY keyboard with touchscreen make it ideal for those who aren’t into navigating through messy menus — though it’s not for everyone. The… Read More

  • AT&T Centro: Unboxing + first impressions

    [photopress:CIMG3713.jpg,full,center] It’s here, and it’s cute, and it works, and it’s rad. I’ve always been a fan of the Treo line from Palm, so I was stoked to open this guy up today. It’s very much like the Sprint Centro that I reviewed a few months ago. It fits nicely in the pocket, and is a good weight. Not heavy, but with enough to know it’s there. More… Read More

  • AT&T Palm Centro: $99 with contract

    Speaking of HD DVD, Palm’s Centro just dropped today on AT&T. It’s a sexy white Centro with a rough touchpad that is still running Palm OS. We saw this bugger back at CES and both Doug and I wished Palm had released something a little more “modern.” Bonus: In this video we also learn that Dave Ciccone’s fingers are bigger than the standard fingers. AT&T Palm… Read More