Best Buy 128MB Centro Sale This Week
As the world waits with bated breath for a firm release date and pricing information for Palm's upcoming Pre, it's easy to forget that time is running out on a previous-generation product. At least as far as Sprint is concerned, Palm's best-selling Centro will soon depart after nearly two years of service, making the next few months a good time to acquire a brand-new Centro at a discounted price. This week's new Best Buy sales circular, running April 12th-18th, features one of the lowest advertised in-store prices yet for the refreshed 128MB Sprint Centro without the hassles of main-in rebates. Both the pink and black versions are advertised as being available with instant savings at $29.99 for new customers or $69.99 for qualified upgraders.
While Sprint's "new" Centro is officially available in three different color schemes (Black, Vibrant Rose or Olive Green), the green model is not part of this promotion and is not stocked by Best Buy. In addition, the pink Centro is slated to reach EOL status one month sooner than its black sibling as seen in this earlier report.
Judging by past sales trends, this looks to be one of the best (and likely final) opportunities to pick up a brand-new Palm OS Sprint device for those who do not want to migrate to WebOS. Additionally, despite the recent news of Motion Apps' "Classic" emulator, some users may simply require a fully functional Garnet-based device for their legacy software.
As always, these deals may vary in availability or price from region to region. You can also read Ryan's hands-on impressions of the refreshed Centro.