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Palm Centro Review

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Palm Centro Review

We were very pleased with the call quality of the Centro. On both our end as well as the caller’s, voices were clear and rich, and even in fringe areas we were able to hold a conversation. The speakerphone performance was equally satisfying, and while users could tell we were using it they didn’t have any complaints about the quality. On our end it was loud and clear without any distortion. Battery life was rated for 210 minutes and we were able to achieve 213 minutes. Standby time is a more than generous 300 hours.


Plain and simple, we really like the Palm Centro. 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 crowd who has never owned a smartphone- but given the robust support for both multimedia and business applications and the fantastic form-factor we expect this phone to appeal to anyone interested in the Palm OS. Oh, and the $99 pricetag might draw in a few users as well.


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


  • Palm OS is stable, but boring
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. josh (unregistered)

this is the smallest ,best pda phone i've come across . it does things the iphone can't even touch.

posted on 16 Nov 2007, 16:55

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.

posted on 02 Jan 2008, 16:55

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!

posted on 26 Aug 2008, 17:19

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.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 18:52

5. Bobdi (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Nov 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.

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Palm Centro CDMA

Palm Centro CDMA

OS: Palm OS 5.4 (Garnet)
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Display320 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Size4.22 x 2.11 x 0.73 inches
(107 x 53.5 x 18.5 mm)
4.20 oz  (119 g)
Battery1150 mAh, 3.5 hours talk time

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