Thought the Centro was a non-starter, due to its middle of the road feature set and uninspired styling? Think again. Palm has just announced that they have sold 1 million of the little buggers. Citing the accessible $99 price point, the Palm press release goes on to tout the handset’s mass appeal, especially to customers entering the smartphone market for the first time. While it’s certainly not our device of choice around here, we understand the handset’s appeal and think that Palm has pulled off a bit of a miracle here. As availability spreads to more carriers, we wouldn’t be surprised to see sales numbers continue to escalate. Nice job, Palm! In the future, though, let’s just try and make a device that is actually 2008-ready.

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Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.