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: 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: Yep, just what I wanted. New old phone. I'm using it now. Sprint had no problem making it work for me. Only bad thing is if you needed the cd with all the extra programs,(music download, program to sink with your computer...) it wasn't included. I didn't need it as I was replacing the phone sprint couldn't fix or replace. So happy I found a new one I could use. Think I'm going to order a few more so I will have them.
For Palm lovers, wonderful. But beware, this is no iphone or android!
3 December 2012
Summary: I'm a longtime Palm lover, and despite the fact that the Centro previously was called 'smart', but now looks 'fairly dumb' compared to all the recent iphones, ipads, and android devices, the Palm is a well made machine. It does what it does well and, at least for me, does not require a data plan. Economical!
Summary: I Love this phone! It is my second phone, actually my other phone still works great just I never used a screen protector and it was starting to get a little scuffed up!( It was 4yrs. old) This is truly a smartphone that does not require you to have internet service! I love all of the other features of the phone, but mainly the calendar. I can't live without it! Before owning a palm centro I use to use a palm pilot just for the calendar & appts.
Summary: I've had this model since its initial release with only needing to replace it once, thus far. This purchase will be my third and as long as these phones are around I will continue to buy them. Like the other reviewer mentioned, there are more advanced phones now but this one has everything I need without the pricey data plans. But here's the best part: THIS PHONE CAN TAKE A BEATING!!!! I can't say the same for the new pieces of "advanced"/"smart" junk.