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Palm Centro
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Palm Centro

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Overall 7
7.0

Palm Centro (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
10 November 2008
  • Conclusion: The Verizon version of Palm's best-selling Centro is a virtual clone of the 3G-capable Sprint version, giving subscribers a low-cost, quality smartphone that's a powerful alternative to most feature phones at this price—even if the company has already declared its OS dead.
  • Pros: Good voice quality. 3G support. Excellent PIM and document-editing features. Works well with both PCs and Macs.
  • Cons: No Wi-Fi, GPS. Bluetooth. No IM client. Palm OS is on life support.
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Overall 7
7.0

Palm Centro (Sprint)

PC Magazine
4 November 2008
  • Conclusion: Call it "My First Smartphone." With the Palm Centro—basically a Treo 755p crammed into a smaller case—price is its best selling point. This is the most smartphone you can get for $99 with a service contract.
  • Pros: Palm OS is fast and easy to use. Good phone. Lots of IM and e-mail options.
  • Cons: Buggy. Tiny, cramped keyboard. Poor headset support.
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Overall 7
6.7

Palm Centro Review

best4reviews.com
13 September 2008
  • Summary: The Centro is a good, easy to use smartphone. Features such as the touch screen, expansion of storage and the ability to get your email on the move go a long way to making this an incredibly desirable product.
  • Pros: Touch Screen, Full qwerty keyboard, fast mobile web browsing, flight mode, better than average battery life, very expandable via app downloads, loads of accessories available, cheap
  • Cons: Limited amount of included software, screen goes to sleep too quickly, can't actually turn the thing off completely.
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Overall 7
7.0

Palm Centro Smartphone Review

Futurelooks
10 August 2008
  • Excerpt: When the courier came and dropped off the box on my doorstep a short while ago, my brother asked me what I was going to review now. I told him that...
  • Pros: Great form factor, great size, Full QWERTY keyboard, Intuitive PIM software, Plenty of applications, including Google Maps and Blazer web browser, Perfect price point
  • Cons: Keyboard can be difficult to use, Incredibly dated operating system, Webpages not optimized for mobile display incorrectly, Lacklustre spec sheet and overall performance
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Phone Arena
1 May 2008
  • 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.
  • 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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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Palm Centro

Wired
10 March 2008
  • Excerpt: You might think the Palm Centro just puts lipstick on a pig-the pig being Palm’s creaky, antiquated operating system-but dang if this little smartphone doesn’t turn heads and win hearts.
  • Pros: The Palm OS may be old, but it’s still fast, easy to use, and compatible with tons of awesome apps. All the power of a Treo with less of the bulk (and expense). Bundled software keeps you productive, connected, and entertained.
  • Cons: Zero innovation: It’s really just a smaller, more affordable Treo. Battery life sucks: Just 3.5 hours of talk time. Cramped keyboard not for the fat of finger. Stereo Bluetooth not supported out of the box-it requires third-party software.
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Overall 7
7.0

Palm Centro Review

Digitaltrends
5 December 2007
  • Conclusion: The Palm Centro is a good Smartphone for the average consumer, but not – ironically enough – physically large enough for the hardcore Palm acolytes. The tiny keyboard poses a real problem.
  • Pros: Light and compact, easy setup; solid Internet and music access; nice camera
  • Cons: Tiny keys; strange control stick; small screen for stylus
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Overall 7
7.0

Palm Centro

MobileTechReview.com
11 October 2007
  • Conclusion: The Centro isn't a revolutionary, cutting edge device. But in its own way, it's starting a quiet revolution: this is the first touch screen PDA or smartphone to sell for only $99 at introduction.
  • Pros: Affordable, compact, sturdy. Screen isn't that bright but it's sharp and higher resolution than US Windows Mobile PDA and smartphones.
  • Cons: No 3G for fast data. No stereo headset in the box tarnishes the out of the box music experience and no A2DP stereo Bluetooth headset support.
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 8
8.3

Palm Centro

PC Authority
2 November 2008
  • Summary: If you’re after a compact email phone (or your first smartphone) the Centro is a good choice.
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Overall 8
8.0

Palm Centro

Tech2
5 August 2008
  • Excerpt: If you're tired of your aging and bulky smartphone, but don't wish to compromise on the convenience it offers by opting for a more compact model, it’s time to rejoice. The newly introduced Palm Centro could be just the phone for you.
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