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Palm Centro AT&T Review

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Palm Centro AT&T Review
From our perspective the call quality of the Centro was good. Callers sounded natural and clear, but they reported that we sounded “good not great” and that our voice was more “electronic” instead of natural. We were easily able to pair with our Samsung WEP500 and Plantronics 510, but callers said we sounded worse over Bluetooth, more “tinny.” To our disappointment we were not able to get voice activated dialing working over Bluetooth, only redial. The Centro is rated at 4 hours of talk time, but we were happily able to achieve just over 6, and its rated 13 days of standby is plenty.

Conclusion:

We still really like the Palm Centro, but prefer the CDMA version for its 3G data. The device feels great in your hand, call performance was admirable and as a smartphone there isn’t anything it can’t do. This phone is aimed at the “tweener” crowd- the 16-29 year olds who have never owned a smartphone- but given the robust support for both multimedia and business applications and the fantastic form-factor this phone should appeal to anyone interested in the Palm OS. Oh, and the $99 pricetag will continue to draw in a few users as well.

Pros

  • Great size
  • Low price point
  • Full-featured Palm OS device
  • Easy to use
  • Good phone performance

Cons

  • Palm OS is stable, but boring
  • Lack of 3G data
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. (unregistered)


another crappy phone, my Nokia 6630 from 5 years ago takes better pics.

posted on 16 May 2008, 15:28

2. last (unregistered)


who cares if your old phone takes better pictures

posted on 17 Aug 2008, 12:30

3. (unregistered)


oh yeah- well my camera takes better pics- but won't organize my life or make phone calls or browse the net or play music...

posted on 24 Aug 2008, 00:35

4. (unregistered)


hey wait so instant messaging is free to USE? wont it access the internet? therefore i hav to pay for using the internet right?

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Palm Centro

Palm Centro

OS: Palm OS 5.4 (Garnet)
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Display2.2 inches, 320 x 320 pixels (206 ppi) TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 312 MHz, Intel processor
64 MB RAM
Size4.22 x 2.10 x 0.73 inches
(107.2 x 53.5 x 18.6 mm)
4.23 oz  (120 g)
Battery1150 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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