Palm Centro for Sprint officially outed, $99 on October 14

Palm_centro_red_chat_l_webreadyNot like it was a secret or anything, but Palm officially unveiled the Palm Centro today at DigitalLife in New York City. The Palm OS device will cost $99 after all discounts and with a two-year Sprint agreement; Sprint has exclusivitity for 90 days after launch, which is October 14th. Onyx black or ruby red are your choices: if you like shiny, you’ll like the red.

Some might not be jazzed with the Centro, but when I step back and look at the phone, I’m actually impressed from a value standpoint. For under $100 you’re getting a 320 x 320 touchscreen smartphone with fast EV-DO connectivity, camera, multimedia capability and full QWERTY keyboard; smartphones have definitely come a long way and at a price like this will certainly become more mainstream.