Palm Centro Launch Event (The Treo for Hobbits)

IMG_2128.JPG12:25 There's little doubt today's event is about Centro. We're here, and we'll just see how it goes while we eat lunch. 12:37 Ed Colligan is up on stage, says he's going to announce a new phone, but first, goes into marketing. Yay.IMG_2125.JPG 12:38 Why aren't people buying smartphones? He says its because they've been big and clunky. (Well, not all, but certainly most Treo smartphones) They're complex. Kudos to Palm, they've been simple. They've been expensive, too, he says. IMG_2128.JPG 12:39 The Centro is announced, in red and black, $99 and on Sprint. Called the centro because its focused on the centre of your life. For the guys with a life outside of work and help at work. For the at home CEO. IMG_2138.JPG 12:44 Messaging is a focus. Text message and IMs. New way of done it. You get the threaded text messages...like some other phones I know of. Has AIM built in, Windows live, and yahoo. All with presence detection. 12:45 Email apps and web stuff is the same. IMG_2147.JPG 12:46 Youtube, like helio, is done through a youtube site that doesn't use a flash browser. (Still different than the h.264 iPhone youtube.) IMG_2149.JPG 12:47 microSD card. Broadband, EVDO, "not an EDGE phone" 12:49 Danny Bowman on stage, Pres of Customer Equipment, Sprint. Sprint TV support, from 15 to 30 bucks. 12:51 Event Gallery support (server upload of images on the phone.) 12:54 Questions.

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