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Palm Centro heads to Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless announces the addition of the Palm Centro to its smartphone lineup.

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Verizon Wireless Palm Centro
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It's not quite the Palm Treo 850 or Treo 800w news we were hoping for, but we're sure Verizon Wireless customers will still be happy to hear that they'll be able to get their hands on a Palm Centro starting Friday, June 13. Like the AT&T and Sprint models, Verizon's version of the entry-level smartphone will carry the same affordable price tag of $99 (with a two-year contract) and comes in a cobalt blue color.

Details are still trickling in as far as what the Verizon Palm Centro will include (Palm was finalizing the releases when we talked to a rep yesterday afternoon), but we imagine the feature list won't be too different from the other models. This includes integrated Bluetooth; EV-DO support; Documents to Go 10; a 1.3-megapixel camera; and PocketTunes Deluxe. For e-mail, you have your choice of using VersaMail 4.0 with built-in support for Microsoft Direct Push Technology and Exchange ActiveSync, or you can choose Verizon's proprietary Wireless Sync e-mail solution. It does not appear that the Centro will work with the carrier's V Cast streaming media services, nor will it support the A2DP Bluetooth profile. We'll be getting the full story from Palm later today, so check back soon.