Palm Centro is UK bound

Palm's still plugging away at bringing us cut-price smartphones, but its most recent efforts have all come loaded with Windows Mobile.Nothing wrong wi

Palm's still plugging away at bringing us cut-price smartphones, but its most recent efforts have all come loaded with Windows Mobile.

Nothing wrong with that, but if you yearn for the good old days of Palm OS then you're in luck, as a special Valentines gift is winging its way to the UK in the form of the Centro – an almost identical version of the Windows-loving Treo 500 but sporting Palm's latest OS 5.4.9.

Like the Treo it gets a QWERTY keyboard, and it's a shade thinner and taller. There's no 3G and only a 1.3mp camera, but you do get Palm's nifty text message app and all the usual web and email niceties.

Oh, and did we mention, it comes in at a penny under £200, SIM-free? Bargain!

Palm Centro

Price: £200

On sale: 14 February

Contact: Palm