Motorola Krave ZN4 officially announced

“Motorola have pulled the wraps off a Verizon-exclusive Krave ZN4 folding phone that takes a lot of design cues from the Motorola MING. The Krave ZN4 is designed for use in CDMA networks, comes with a large touch-sensitive screen, semi-transparent active flip (that also reacts to your fingertips) and no mechanical keypad buttons whatsoever. The ZN4 has already hit the stores at $150 (with a $50 rebate).
Spec sheet of the Motorola Krave ZN4:

  • CDMA 1X/EV–DO networks (800/1900 MHz)
  • 2,8-inch touch-sensitive display with a resolution of 240×400 pixels and capable of 65K colors
  • On-screen QWERTY-keyboard with tactile feedback
  • 3,5-mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0 connectivity
  • 2 MP camera
  • 130 Mb of bundled memory
  • microSD memory card slot
  • Bundled services: V CAST: Mobile TV, Video, Music (Rhapsody catalogue), VZ Navigator, Visual Voice Mail
  • 950 mAh battery
  • Standby time – up to 500 hours
  • Talk time – up to 250 minutes
  • Dimensions – 105x51x19 mm
  • Weight – 130g” via

Palm Centro for Sprint Dons New Apparel for the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, Palm, Inc. today announced that the Palm Centro smartphone for Sprint will be available in two new soft-touch colors — Olive green and Vibrant rose. With twice the storage, Facebook for Palm, and Google Maps with the My Location feature all wrapped up in new colors at a special holiday price — as low as $79.99 — the Centro for Sprint makes the perfect ready-to-go gift. The new colors will join the popular Onyx black Centro in Sprints holiday lineup. Were seeing fashion designers gravitate toward olive and rose tones, as forecasted in the PANTONE Fashion Color Reports for Fall 2008 and Spring 2009, said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Olive green and Vibrant rose are both strong fashion colors, offering a sense of sophistication and elegance. These hues are classic colors, with the longevity to translate from season to season. The new rich tones of Olive green and Vibrant rose feature a soft-touch finish that feels smooth and comfortable in the hand. Centro has a sleek, lightweight design with rounded corners, and its small enough to carry in a pocket — yet it retains Palms signature color touch screen and full keyboard, with comfortable gel-soft keys that make typing fast and easy. The holidays are always a busy time, and Centro lets users keep in touch with friends and family with voice, text, IM, email, web — even using Facebook for Palm, which is pre-installed on the new Centro holiday colors. Facebook for Palm lets users connect with friends, respond to messages, upload photos and videos, receive status updates, browse friends profiles and send out new friend requests — all right from their Centro. And with Google Maps new My Location feature, Centro knows where the user is and whats close by, so customers can find nearby restaurants, get directions, or see updated traffic reports.Users can shoot pictures or videos and send them to friends, or use the built-in MP3 player and take tunes to go. The new Olive green and Vibrant rose Centro smartphones have 128MB of available memory (twice the storage of the original Centro for Sprint) and the ability to add up to 4GB more with a microSD card (sold separately), so theres plenty of room for playlists, photos and videos. Users can also watch Sprint TV channels, such as CNN mobile, FOX Sports, The Weather Channel and Disney Channel.