I recently covered the first public mention of the new Palm Centro, which seems to be the official name of what had previously been rumored as the ‘Gandolf’. Well, now Gizmodo has a leaked official photo.
I have to say, it certainly looks a lot better in black and silver than it did in those blurry spy photos of all-while units. Actually, I think it looks pretty good. And it is reportedly the smallest and lightest Palm Smartphone yet. But that does mean a physically smaller screen (though still 320×320 resolution) and a smaller keyboard. So that could impact usability. But with the rumored price of $99, with contract, it is aimed at younger users and a lower-end than the existing Treos. It reportedly runs the same PalmOS Garnet software as recent Treos like the 755p and the 680, and it is a CDMA/EV-DO unit. Sprint will have a 90-day exclusive on the phone, after that it may appear on other CDMA networks. No word on a GSM version.