Excerpt: I purchased the Palm Centro Smartphone a few months ago as an upgrade from the Palm Treo. The Palm Centro offers a smaller design and is a lot more user friendly. I was impressed with the faster web browsing.
Excerpt: The Palm Centro cell phone for Sprint service is on average an acceptable device. However I feel like this is an attempt by Palm to compete with the Blackberry Pearl which is dominating the small form factor smart phone arena.
Excerpt: I’ve been using my Palm Centro for about four months now, and I couldn’t be happier with it. As a freelancer who’s often on the run, this little machine has been useful for me in many ways: having my phone, calendar, address book, and internet access all in …
Summary: Not even close to a modern smart phone, but PALM really did make great phones with very little internal error or need for rebooting, etc. Can hold some apps. Kind of retro, but it was very low price.
Summary: I bought this for my daughter to replace her problematic Palm Zire. It has all the functions she is accustomed to at a very reasonable price and she is very happy with the product. I also have a Palm Centro which I use as my “smart phone”. I do not do much talking or texting so I opted for T-Mobile’s Pay-As-You-Go plan, which averages between $15 - $20 per month, depending upon my usage.
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.