Palm Centro First Thoughts at brighthand!

“Palm, Inc. has announced — but not yet released — the Centro, a consumer-oriented smartphone that will run on Sprint’s 3G network.I was at the conference where Palm officially unveiled this model, and I wanted to share my first thoughts on it.A full review will be available in the near future, when Palm sends us a demo unit.Palm is heavily emphasizing that this will be its smallest smartphone ever, so lets look at the details.The Centro is going to be 4.2 inches tall, 2.1 inches wide, and 0.7 inches thick. It will weigh 4.2 oz.For comparison sake, the Treo 680, one of Palm’s most recent generation of smartphones, is 4.4 inches tall, 2.3 inches wide, and 0.8 inches thick. It weighs 5.5 oz. The Treo 650, one of Palm’s older models, is the just about the same height and width as the 680, but 0.9 inches thick and 6.3 oz.To sum up, the Centro will be smaller than all of Palm’s previous smartphone’s is every dimension, and significantly lighter.” Read more here:

HTC Touch Slide images leaked prior to official Monday announcement

“Thanks to some natty leaking, we’ve actually managed to step forward in time and pre-empt HTC’s Monday announcement (or at least one-third of it); pictures of the HTC Touch Slide have emerged, complete with some comparison shots between it and the iPhone.Spec-wise, expect the same type of capacitive touchscreen as the original Touch, together with 3G and HSDPA, a 2 megapixel camera, microSD slot and slide-out Suretype keyboard. Inside things are kept chugging along with that good-old 400MHz Qualcomm processor.I’m really looking forward to trying this cellphone out – I honestly think capacitive touchscreens are the future – and the addition of the slide-out ‘board with no particular increase in girth hits that QWERTY spot I always like to be scratched.” More photos here:

New High Speed Nokia N95 with HSDPA Now Shipping Across United States

Nokia N95
High-speed internet on your mobile phone is here, thanks to the new Nokia N95 with support for High Speed Download Package Access (HSDPA) in North American networks. The spanking new N95 is now shipping across the US. Featuring some new upgrades – including Assisted GPS (A-GPS) technology – N95 users can also take advantage of the new SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian OS to enjoy your home TV programming. You can even watch broadcasts of content recorded to a DVR from anywhere a HSDPA or WiFi network is available.The Nokia N95’s integrated A-GPS combined with Nokia Maps is great for mapping and routing in over 150 countries and there’s support for full turn-by-turn satellite navigation in over 30 countries. If you hurry, you can also get a 1-month navigation license, a city guide of your choice and additional maps pre-loaded on a 1GB memory card.Priced at US $699, the new Nokia N95 is now available at the Nokia Flagship Store in New York City and Chicago. It is definitely tempting me to chuck out my Nokia N73 music edition phone but at that price I’d probably keep my N73 for a few more months.” via