Palm Centro smartphones will be available on the Verizon (News
) Wireless Network beginning
June 13, and will be sold in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.
Palm is a global provider of easy-to-use mobile products that simplify people's lives and help them stay connected on the go.
The company offers a range of products -- including Palm Treo and Centro smartphones, Palm handhelds, services and accessories -- to meet the needs of consumers, mobile professionals and businesses.
With a fun, new compact design, Centro is Palm's smallest and lightest smartphone, which helps users manage email and text messaging, keep track of their schedules, stay up-to-date on the latest news, capture and share pictures, and get directions on Google (News
The Centro, dressed in a crisp cobalt blue, provides customers with the perfect tool to manage the busiest of lifestyles with voice, text messaging, e-mail and the Web.
Centro runs on Verizon Wireless' high-speed data network, which gives customers the ability to quickly send and receive e-mail messages and attachments and browse rich Web content.
Centro's built-in Google Maps application delivers quick, reliable directions and lets users perform local searches and view moveable/scalable maps, satellite imagery and traffic updates.
Customers can also map a contact's address directly from the contact application simply by selecting the "maps" button.
Using the Centro, customers also get access to VersaMail 4.0 with built-in Microsoft (News
) Exchange ActiveSync support for Microsoft Direct Push Technology to deliver e-mail and calendar updates from a home or office PC using Outlook directly to their handsets.
Centro users also have the option of using Wireless Sync, Verizon Wireless' proprietary e-mail solution, for quick and easy access to personal or corporate e-mail, contacts, calendar and tasks from their home or office PC. Wireless Sync supports POP3 or IMAP e-mail accounts and it supports Microsoft Exchange, IBM (News
) Lotus Notes and IBM Lotus Domino.
Moreover, Verizon Wireless customers can also use the Centro as a modem for their laptops when they subscribe to Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess Connect service plan.
Verizon Wireless operates wireless voice and data network, serving 67.2 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (News
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