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Palm Taps Inventec to Manufacture Centro

Digitimes is citing a source in the Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times that claims Palm has made a deal with Taiwan-based Inventec Appliances to produce the upcoming Palm Centro smartphone with volume shipments to begin soon.

The report goes on to state the Centro will feature a CDMA2000 1x EV-DO radio. Palm has previously confirmed that the Centro will debut on Sprint in the US sometime this fall. It sports a slimmer design and still retains the touch-screen and full keyboard. Prior rumor reports mention an October 14th release and a $99 price point for the new model.

The Digitimes report also claims that Palm has also subcontracted a separate new CDMA2000 smartphone to be launched in 2008 to Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS) on an ODM basis.

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Gazpacho @ 9/10/2007 3:38:32 PM # Q
Palm stops designing and starts mass-purchasing frozen, microwavable Taiwanese Treo-models, and will be serving them with a nice Treo and/or Centro-brandname to go.

Would you like to have fries with that?

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RE: Uh-oh...
jca666us @ 9/10/2007 7:45:05 PM # Q
Hope somebody's QC'ing these future trainwrecks.

RE: Uh-oh...
DarthRepublican @ 9/11/2007 12:22:37 AM # Q
Hasn't Inventec been building Palm devices for a while now? I seem to recall that Palm also contracted them to build the 755 series Treos. And before that they had HTC building their phones.

RE: Uh-oh...
Gazpacho @ 9/11/2007 5:59:13 AM # Q
Yeah, and they're really professional.

http://www.palminfocenter.com/news/9104/treo-680-delayed-due-to-manufacturing-error/

... not. :)

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Oh and...

Gazpacho @ 9/10/2007 5:47:42 PM # Q
The Palm Treo 500 is here:

http://www.palmclub.nl/nieuws/28427/palm-treo-500-binnenkort-bij-the-phone-house-te-koop-nieuws.html

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