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July 30, 2008

Palm Sells Two Millionth Centro Smartphone

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Palm has announced they sold their two millionth Centro smartphone in a demonstrationg of how their smartphone has grown momentum with traditional mobile phone users who are moving up to a phone that offers more functionality.
Palm is now offering Centro in more than 25 countries in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific for $99.
Palms products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses include Palm Treo and Centro smartphones and Palm handheld computers, as well as software, services and accessories.
“Consumers are ready to do more on their mobile phone, and Centro has struck a chord around the world,” said Brodie Keast, senior vice president of marketing for Palm, Inc. (News - Alert) “Centro has everything a person needs to stay connected with everyone who is important to them -- and at a price point and size that make smartphones more attractive to a much wider audience.

According to an AdMob (News - Alert) report, which analyzes worldwide data to gauge mobile Internet use among devices able to receive mobile ads,  24.3 percent of worldwide ad requests in June were from smartphones, up from 22.4 percent in May.
Palm also claims it has shown strong growth among smartphone manufacturers as customers look for cost sensible smartphones  and increase their mobile Web usage.
Palm said their trademark organizer functionality  like a detailed and integrated contacts list and a simple and handy calendar for juggling business meetings and get-togethers with friends is embedded within the Centro smartphone.
Also, users have the ability to ‘sideload’ songs and manage music and video files as well as shoot pictures and videos with the built-in digital camera.
Centro is now available from almost 20 carriers worldwide, including the three largest carriers in the United States and has reached more young adults and women than any prior Palm smartphone.
Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
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