Now You Know Centro Book Released
A new entry entitled "Now You Know Palm Centro" in the previously-presumed dormant "Now You Know" series of Palm instructional books has quietly just hit the market. Amazon is already selling this book for $13.59, well below its SRP of $19.99 and ahead of the official release date of August 2nd.
The book is authored by Patrick Ames and published by technology and lifestyle publisher Peachpit Press. For a printed volume, the book appears to contain quite up-to-date information given the appearance of what is an unbranded Verizon Cobalt Blue Centro on the cover. This is the first volume focusing on the new entry-level Palm Centro. Ames is the author or co-author of all previous books in the Palm Press series.
An excerpt from the book's page on Peachpit's site:
This pocket-sized and portable guide comes jam-packed with new things you can do on your Centro that are not disclosed in the PDF manuals. Master one topic quickly and easily and then move on to the next because everything is a one-to-five minute tip or technique. Now You Know Centro is meant to be fast and simple, allowing you to practice on your handheld while you read.
Unfortunately, the book's cover does carry the unfortunate tagline that touts the Centro's ability to "…snap a pic of that hottie at the bar". This attempt at sophomoric humor comes off as an ill-advised attempt to attract the attention of hip young male playboys, especially in light of Ed Colligan's recent comments reinforcing Palm's effort to expand their customer demographics to a more diverse audience. At best, this tagline does not take into account the pitiful low-light performance of the Centro's 1.3 megapixel camera that is devoid of a built-in flash.
Traditionally, a new volume of the "Now You Know" series has been published on a semi-regular schedule for particularly popular or long-lived Palm Treos. The first book in the series, "Now You Know Zire" was published in April 2004 and focused on the Zire 31 and Zire 72 handhelds. Later in the year the first "Now You Know Treo" was released which focused on the Treo 600 and 650 smartphones. The third book, "Now You Know Treo 680" was released nearly two years later and focused specifically on the GSM Treo 680 but many of its tips also applied to the recently-released CDMA Treo 700p. The most recent book in the series, Now You Know Treo 700w, was released in January of 2007, oddly a year after that device's debut with Verizon Wireless.
Thanks PalmAddicts for the tip.
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