Palm Centro ReviewPalm Centro CDMA 9
For years the term “Treo” has been synonymous with smartphones; the line had become iconic, and the rumors and speculation surround new releases were once the talk of the mobile industry. Now-a-days you’re more likely to find a BlackBerry or Windows device in the hands of a smartphone user however, and many are criticizing Palm for resting on its laurels while others are innovating. It seems that Palm has heard the criticism, and the Centro sets out to quiet those pundits. In the world of the ultra thin Motorola Q and BlackBerry Pearl, the Centro has shed the Treo’s baby fat while increasing functionality and at $99 is finally poised to compete with the heavyweights again.
Included in the box the user will find:
- 1150mAh Li-Ion battery
- Travel charger
- PC Sync cable
- Palm Desktop software CD
- User manual
1. josh (unregistered)
this is the smallest ,best pda phone i've come across . it does things the iphone can't even touch.
2. phonequeen (unregistered)
I love it, it's small, easy to manage, does everything the treo can and doesn't take up too much space. Put a 2gb memory card and see the picture and camcorder capabilities expand. It's awesome.
3. Art - Midalnd Texas (unregistered)
Just want to say that i go my centro this past x-mas and its the best thig ever i can do more than what i thought i could its the best phone ever I love it hope every one can buy it its real cool i swear!
4. I give it an A- (unregistered)
Great features, gets better reception than my last phone by far. I was about to leave sprint but now with this phone i have coverage where i didn't before. The biggest negative is the size of the keyboard. Small buttons difficult to use and I have had problems with the touch screen freezing up now and then. The selector switch on mine had to be replaced once so far. Great size and has all the bells and whistles. One feature it does not work with, is a voice dial with a bluetooth device. Sprint offers voice command service but that is not compatible with the bluetooth headsets. My daughter's much less expensive phone does have this feature, this phone should.
5. Bobdi (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
NOT QUITE DEAD YET IN 2013!
Palm Centros are still available on the internet, and I'm ordering my 3rd now. I've tried newer phones, but each time returned them and found another Centro.
Why? None of the newer gadgets have the features and abilities of the Centro. I won't repeat all the good things listed above, but I particularly like its keyboard, its reliability, the organizers, its compactness, its long battery life, its computer backup system (doesn't work on Win 7, but what does?).
I'm not a smartphone type, don't text, don't do social networks, etc., but for me, and perhaps you, if you want a tool instead of a toy, might like a Centro or other Palm.