Palm Centro Coming to Canada's Bell

CentroDespite being available on the market for nearly 18 months, Palm's popular Palm OS-based Centro continues to attract new carriers. The latest carrier to pick up Palm's entry-level smartphone is Canada's Bell Mobility, as a recent report from Canada's MobileSyrup site indicates.

Bell's Centro pricing is slated to begin at $49.95 CAD w/ a 3-year contract. After the conclusion of the special launch promotion, the price will rise to $199.95 on a 3-year contract, with $249.95 and $349.95 pricetags attached to 2-year and 1-year contracts respectively. Users wishing to purchase the device for full retail price, also known as "month to month", will see a $399.95 price.

Like its sister device on Verizon Wireless here in the US, as well as other unbranded Centro variants seen in Central and South America, this version of the Centro is likely to appear in the ironically entitled "Cobalt Blue" color scheme.

The Centro remains Palm's most recent Palm OS-based device and is their smallest and lightest current smartphone. There is no word at the moment of any custom software or ROM changes to the Bell version of the Centro nor if this will be the newer 128MB "new" Centro refresh as seen on Sprint late last year. Retail availability is scheduled for February 2nd.

PIC reviewed the original edition of the Sprint Centro in 2007.

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3-year contract!?!

joad @ 1/27/2009 4:36:18 PM # Q
3-years of servitude to get a Centro for $50 (even if it IS Canadian money)..? Sheesh!

I guess some of the savings from having single-payer health care need to be spent somewhere.

Palm "Preh": as in "eh, where's the microSD and Garnet emulator?"

RE: 3-year contract!?!
schadfield @ 1/29/2009 1:39:43 AM # Q
Wow $399.95 full retail price. I bought mine for 180 from Expansys no strings attached.
RE: 3-year contract!?!
joad @ 1/30/2009 4:46:20 PM # Q
Stunning prices. Maybe just a netbook with Skype is the way to go nowadays...

Palm "Preh": as in "eh, where's the microSD and Garnet emulator?"
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