New Centro Colors On Sale at Best Buy
With so much ongoing chatter about Palm's Pre smartphone and their new WebOS platform, it's easy to forget that the device may still not hit store shelves for another four or five months. So until then, Palm must make do with their carryover legacy products, such as the Centro and Windows Mobile Treos.
Palm's recent Centro refresh for Sprint brought two new colors, olive green and rose, in addition to the standard black which will eventually be updated to the specs of the rose and green models. Despite being announced last fall, these new expanded memory units have not been heavily promoted until now. A leaked upcoming Best Buy retail store flyer shows the refreshed 128MB Centro, is available for free with contract in-store at Best Buy.
While the ad would lead one to believe that the black Centro being offered is the refreshed version, Best Buy's listed SKU number for the black Centro (9057183) indicates that this is still the "old" black 64MB Centro. Presumably, the 128MB black version will eventually be offered alongside the green and rose color schemes as stocks of the older version are depleted.
Existing customers eligible for upgrade pricing by signing a new contract can pick up these Centros for just $19.99. This pricing will be in effect from Sunday, January 18th through Saturday, January 24th and may not be available in all Best Buy stores or regions.
In addition to the main attraction of 128MB of user-accessible memory, the new Centros are distinguished by several additional small upgrades: soft-touch exterior paint, and a slightly revised "gel" keyboard. In addition, the new Centro ships with a slightly updated 1.08 ROM onboard with the Google Maps My Location feature standard alongside's Palm's FaceBook app.