Gadget of the Day: Palm Centro

The Centro is Palm's smallest and lightest phone, making it one for those of you who like the idea of a proper smartphone, but don't like carrying mas

The Centro is Palm's smallest and lightest phone, making it one for those of you who like the idea of a proper smartphone, but don't like carrying masonry in your trousers.

Not only will the Palm Centro organise your life like its recent sibling the Treo 500, but hopefully it'll stop you getting lost with the inclusion of Google Maps to keep you on the straight and narrow, or the wide and twisty route to the pub.

It has a touchscreen and a full QWERTY keyboard for tapping out those lengthy missives with Gmail and Yahoo! support right out of the box, as well as Microsoft Direct Push Technology for hooking up with your office email account for the workaholics out there.

And if you're not that easily satisfied, then you can load up applications to help you with anything from maintaining a healthy eating plan, to keeping track of golf handicaps and personal expenses. You'll still have to tie your shoelaces though.

Want more? Check out the Tom Dunmore's comment in the Future Stuff blog

Essentials

Palm Centro

Price: £199

On sale: Now

Contact: Palm