Palm has announced that the Palm Centro, the smallest and lightest Palm smartphone to date, will be coming to Europe at the end of February.

The Centro, launched in the States late last year, has email, web, Palm's organiser, contact and calendar capabilities, a full colour touchscreen and full keyboard.

The phone has proved popular in the States, and has been credited for attracting a younger audience to Palm's devices.

At launch, the phone was said to be aimed at students, young professionals and "CEOs of households".

Available in "black onyx" in the UK, the smartphone will cost £199 or 299 euros.

Key features (in Palm's phrasing):

• All-in-one phone and messaging device
• Small and light, weighing just over 4oz.
• Full keyboard and a colour touchscreen
• Text messaging with a chat-style view
• Ability to store names, numbers, appointments, notes and to-dos
• Access to wireless email accounts, such as Gmail and Yahoo
• Web browsing capabilities
• Google Maps for maps and directions
• 1.3-megapixel digital camera with video capture
• Easy-to-use Palm OS software
• Ability to play music with PocketTunes
• Ability to create, edit and view native Word and Excel compatible files
• Ability to view native PowerPoint and PDF documents
• Microsoft Direct Push Technology for delivery of Outlook email, as well as personal email, such as Gmail and Yahoo
• Bluetooth 1.2 for connecting wirelessly with compatible headsets and car kits
• 64MB dedicated user storage with support for up to 4GB microSD cards
• Thousands of add-on applications available
• Ability to use Centro as a modem for connecting a laptop to the Internet via Bluetooth, so users can stay connected anywhere within wireless coverage