Summary: I was not able to use this phone with my current carrier so I can not rate it on it's functions but I can say it was a cool phone and looked like it would be fun and easy to use. It looked very durable and I certainly would have kept it if I had been able to sue it with my carrier. I sent it back and the merchant I purchased it from was great in providing me with all I needed to do so and also a quick refund.
Excerpt: Used this phone for 5 years. People are surprised that this phone has a touch screen and that I can browse the web (but it doesn't support Unicode), read PDFs (painful but possible), use facebook and google map, play AAC audio, record videos, and watch TV shows. PalmOS is a simple enough OS that the GUI was rather quick and responsive (although now it seems less perky; a problem that even a reboot doesn't help).
Summary: The Centro is a fantastic phone. It has a large qwerty keyboard that is easy to use, as well as touch scrfeen. It has the capability of internet and PDA functions. It keeps my calendar, wakes me every morning, stores my address book as well as my shopping list. The camera takes great pictures and video. This phone can do it all - palm has many downloadable extras, and it backs up to your computer for added safety of your information.
I'll give up my Palm Pilot when they pry it from my cold, dead hand.
1 April 2013
Summary: Why do I carry this as a second phone, but without it's own SIM Card? Because it's a Palm Pilot! I've got apps I've used for years on Palm Pilots before they became cell phones too, and the apps on my Android phone haven't copied the usefulness, or the features of what I had on the Palm. And I won't give them up. Some things on my phone Calendar I don't want on my Google Calendar, but I DO need to back them up on my computer.
Summary: I absolutely LOVE my Palm Centro. I have had one since 2007. The same one and it is gently telling me it wants to retire but I did not want to give it up. So I got a new one on Ebay. I hate learning new phones. I do not need all the new technology. What I love most about my Palm is the easy access to the calendar, emails, main menu, and phone. I love the touch screen. I love the size.
Summary: I bought this for my girlfriend, she had one just like it for 6 years and loved it, after 6 years of use the phone still worked but looked kinda ruff. She wanted the exact same phone to replace it, and this is it! She is very happy with it!
Obsolete, but one of the best smart phones ever made.
14 August 2012
Summary: I bought this phone on e-bay because I have had such a good experience with the the Palm Centro for the past four years and wanted to have a spare in case my phone broke. They are no longer made, and have been superceded by several newer smart phones. However, the Palm Centro does almost everything other smart phones (including the iphone) do, including hosting some great downloadable apps.
Good outdated backup phone for when your Android phone breaks.
30 June 2012
Summary: Overall good phone. However, the keyboard buttons are tiny and, if you have normal sized fingers, good luck pressing them, it's solidly constructed, the OS rarely crashes, and it doesn't do multi-tasking which makes battery life exceptional. The only real problems are no app support and the OS is no longer supported (Palm is gone and HP dumped the product line completely shortly after acquiring them).
Summary: I purchased the Palm Centro GSM Blue unlocked Smartphone because my daughter couldn't afford to buy a decent phone. I already owned a black Palm Centro GSM that I bought used a few years ago and loved the features of it. It has a touch screen and many features I like. I loved the blue color so I bought this phone for myself which I was already used to and am giving my very excited daughter the one I had from before.
Summary: I have been a long time Palm fan and this particular phone is perfect for me. Lots of features and ease of use makes it particularly nice. The best feature for me is the ease of managing all of your contacts, I have 1300 business and hundreds of personal, and contact information.