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Palm Centro

Announced
Feb 19, 2008
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low pixel density screen (206 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (64 MB RAM)
  • 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
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • 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

The GSM variant of the Centro has the same design as the CDMA/EV-DO version, so is one of the small Palms. It is quad-band GSM/EDGE phone with touch-sensitive display, Palm OS and featutes 1.3-megapixel camera, microSD slot and Stereo Bluetooth.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Palm OS (5.4 (Garnet))
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.22 x 2.10 x 0.73 inches (107.2 x 53.5 x 18.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.23 oz (120 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 206 ppi
  • 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:
      • Yes

Camera

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

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 312 MHz, Intel
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 64 MB RAM / 64 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (758 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1150 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Blazer Web browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 19 Feb 2008

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