Wow, this is pretty incredible. TealOS incorporates a lot of the navigation and UI components of Palm's new WebOS, but as an all-encompassing skin for older Palm phones. Check out the impressive video below.
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Apparently the Centro is going to be stupid cheap on AT&T starting July 11, and it'll come in "electric blue." Palm is being coy about exactly how much cheaper, but we figure it'll be a decent discount--maybe down to US$49, like the BlackBerry Kickstart will be. We're sure it'll have people lining up at AT&T stores this Friday.
Already available on the three biggest US carriers, the only way to make the Centro a bigger hit is to sell it unlocked--and that's what Palm is doing, for US$299. It's only in white, though. You can pick it up online at Palm's site. Also, starting tomorrow, they'll be offering Google Maps with My Location for Centros, which locates you with GPS or triangulation. Details:
Talking to APC, Palm CEO Ed Colligan revealed some of the broader strokes of its next-gen OS, upon which the company's hopes for relevance are inexorably pinned. Due in '09, it'll be "a new prosumer brand" that fits "in between the Centro and Treo lines." He refers to the OS as "Palm 2.0" at one point—as in Web 2.0—noting that it's "driven around the Internet and Web-based applications," which APC says it like "a very modern take on the original OS."
Released just yesterday, the Palm Centro has our eyes for a few reasons. First, their Treo smartphones have some of the highest ratings in smartphone history on review sites like CNET. So when Palm essentially shrinks their famous Treo and drops the price to $US99 with contract, we have to take a closer look.
So hit the jump for our Frankenreview on the Palm Centro—seven takes that will let you know the whole story.
The little red Palm Centro just arrived, and we're still convinced this $99 wunderkind will go places. Have a look at it in the gallery, and then make the jump for my first at-home impressions.
The Palm Centro was a joke until the price dropped this morning. $99 for a full featured touchscreened Palm device is a great value. It loses the heft found in previous Palm Treos, and it's even a little bit...shiny. The only thing to be concerned with is that tiny keyboard. Despite it being targeted towards the same demographic as the Hiptop (Sidekick), it is much harder to use—think iPhone before you get used to it. I'm sure you would adjust; I mean, the kids, the kids, they would adjust. But man, with good looks, a low price, powerful features, and the shedding of the Treo brand name, they may have a hit. Gadget dudes, this is the phone to buy your kid not quite smooth enough to have a Hiptop, or your smart kid who knows enough about gadgets to want the extra features.
These leaked Treo 500 ad shots from Alles Windows Mobile confirm the two-colour rumour we posted about earlier. The two colours are grey/charcoal black and white, but the white one has its keyboard censored out for some reason. These are the best shots we've gotten so far, so drink them in, Treo fans.