Palm Centro Coming to Telstra

SYDNEY, Australia, May 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — After recently announcing the sale of its one-millionth Palm(R) Centro(TM), Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM) today confirmed its popular Palm(R) Centro(TM) smartphone will be available to Telstra Pre-Paid customers in Australia beginning May 26.

“Palm Centro is the perfect choice for those thinking about stepping up to a smartphone,” said Brodie Keast, senior vice president of marketing for Palm, Inc. “The combination of keyboard, touch screen and Palm’s trademark ease of use makes Centro ideal for staying in touch.”

Centro is Palm’s smallest and lightest smartphone. Designed for individuals and traditional mobile phone users looking for a better way to manage their professional and social lives, it has a modern, stylish look that feels comfortable in the hand, and discreetly fits in a pocket or clutch. Centro helps users manage email and text messaging, keep track of their schedules, stay up-to-date on the latest news, capture and share pictures, and get online map directions — all in one small phone. Its full keyboard also makes it easy to quickly type text messages and emails with complete thoughts and ideas.

Ross Fielding, executive director, Telstra Product Management, said, “As the first provider of this unique smartphone in Australia, Telstra is demonstrating its commitment to giving customers the best choice of Pre-Paid products and services.”

Tim Copper, executive director, Telstra Consumer and Marketing, said, “Pre-Paid mobile phone users now have access to a number of features not available on standard mobile handsets with the addition of the Palm Centro to the Telstra Pre-Paid range. The Palm Centro will allow customers to stay on top of email and text messages, as well as access the Internet, manage appointments, view documents or make use of a multitude of other productivity-boosting and entertaining features.”

Read the full Palm press release here