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Palm Centro CDMA

Announced
Sep 27, 2007
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, Sprint

Pros

  • Full hardware keyboard for text input

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.73 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low-resolution camera (1.3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

Palm Centro is the smallest Palm device up to date, a CDMA/EV-DO phone with touch-sensitive display and QWERTY keyboard similar to other Treos. It is smartphone running on Palm's OS and features microSD card slot, 1.3-megapixel camera, and multimedia player

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Palm OS (5.4 (Garnet))
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.22 x 2.11 x 0.73 inches (107 x 53.5 x 18.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.20 oz (119 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard, D-Pad, Stylus
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 320 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1150 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 14 h (838 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 16 days (389 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Blazer 4.5 Browser

Cellular

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • 2G Data:
    • EV-DO
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Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • AIM, Yahoo!
  • Games:
      • Yes
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Sep 2007

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 09 Oct 2007
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        O8F-747 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.35 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.42 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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