Kara Swisher

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Palm Goes Down Market

MarketWatch’s Paul Lin talks to Palm CEO Ed Colligan about its new $99 Centro smart phone, unveiled yesterday.

I’m going to use my $100 rebate I get from the I-had-to-have-it-before-my-brother iPhone to get one! And I’ll even have a dollar left over for a refreshing can of soda.

Watch Colligan explain here:

Hopefully, the Centro will do a little better than Palm’s Foleo, which was demoed at our D5 and was dumped before the launch.

And, as an added bonus, here is that Foleo demo video by Jeff Hawkins:


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