Blue Centro = Verizon Centro ?
While the Sprint Centro has been available for a while in Red, Black as well as Pink, the AT&T Centro was just released last week in White (with green/white keyboard) and will soon also be available in Black (see below).
Now thanks to a smart new online Palm Self-Paced Learning Guide (a free and fun animated guide designed to help newbies make the most of their Treo or Centro smartphone) we get to see [by clicking on the White AT&T GSM Centro image] two other as yet unreleased colors – one Blue and the other White with a silver/white keyboard (below in the middle and left respectively).
Since it’s unlikely that either Sprint or AT&T will release either of these two new colors I am left to assume that they are designed for another wireless carrier – according to my sources this will most likely be Verizon Wireless although other (unlikely) rumours have pointed at T-Mobile as a potential candidate as well.
The fact is that the Centro is simply proving to be a mega-bestseller for Palm and carriers just can’t seem to get enough of it. As I have mentioned previously, the Centro has been reported to be the bestselling phone at Sprint retail stores and early signs are that it has been equally popular in its GSM flavor with AT&T.
While most existing Treonauts will quite rightly still clamour for news of their much anticipated and considerably overdue next generation Treo smartphone (a PalmOS version is due early 2009 and a Windows Mobile Treo 800w in the next couple of months) I am nonetheless thrilled to see that Palm has been able to weather the storm thanks to the success of its Centro – it’s certainly great to see such positive news and hopefully an indication of the “new Palm” that is quietly emerging.
The “Smartphone Revolution” that started with Treonauts but which has lingered in the past year due to a lack of new devices is at least finally regaining some traction for Palm thanks to an entirely new generation of Centronauts who are quickly discovering the joys of using a smartphone every day and everywhere while on the go.
Centronauts are always revolutionaries…