Dear commenters, we get it already. There's no wifi, later bluetooth & other features that a phone today already has, but get this, this phone was made to be simple and to not have all the features that is suppose to compete with other phones. Palm OS is lightweight and a lot more customizable than Windows Mobile in my opinion, the bluetooth was only intentional for headsets, nothing more really, the lack of wifi doesn't degrade the overall experience of a Palm. If you don't like the phone, then you should of brought another phone, Palm didn't force you to buy their phone now did they?
I just ordered this phone for my husband for his birthday--He used to use my spare Treo 650, and enjoyed alot of the features. But he didn't make use of many of the business functions of the phone.
I'm thinking that this Centro may be exactly what we need for him, its a little more of an entertainment device, looks very simple, but if outdated OS (which shouldn't be an issue for my husband at all). Will provide feedback at a later time.
I forgot to mention that when you are trying to make calls it DOESN'T respond. Sometimes I have to press the call button 10 times so the call can go through. If I have luck, it works, if not I have to remove the battery to restart it.
I've had the palm centro for a year and at first I was amazed by this phone. Aftera few moonths(and a lot of headaches) I didn't like as much this phone.
Disadvantage #1: IT DOES NOT LET YOU USE MP3 TONES UNLESS YOU PASS THEM THROUGH RINGOMO and YOU HAVE A MEMORY CHIP. The internal memory sucks! I bought Ringomo but, it never worked. Aside from that, I had to download Minitones in order to use my mp3 tones.
Disadvantege#2: The phone doesn't sync with your computer. It includes HotSync,which isn't so Hot, which doesn't work.
Disadvantage #3: The camera is really bad! Coming from a Sony Ericsson, the quality of their cameras is uncomparabale. The Centro's camera takes dark pictures and doesn't have a flash and the video cam is HORRIBLE! The video quality is just like a vga camera and has just 2x zoom.
Aside from that, ever since I took it to Honduras, the phone has been acting up and freezing (not for long periods).
However, it is easy to use and easy to text. I am dying to get a new phone (an LG)!!!! I wouldn't recommend this phone because it was expensive and I don't use all the features it has and many of them just dont work or are very slow.
i think this phone is great and its awsomely good
u should make the prices cheaper
Call History - as you scroll down - what is the limit ? - how many calls , 30 days ?
Call log - is it a separate icon in the home menu and if so what is the limit? - how many calls , 30 days ?
I used a Palm Treo 650 and was happy with it. Now I am buying a Centro. Palm OS is great !!! Those who complains about centro not having GPS or Wi-Fi, please buy anything with the features available. We already know before from the web sites that centro doesn't have those, why complain? The OS and the bundled software are more than enough for me to do my work. I love working with Documents2Go. I like music. For these simple tasks, Palm OS is much faster than Windows Mobile. And much reliable too..
I just got a Palm Centro yesterday.Thought its necessary to let other people know some real things about this so called 'PDA'.The Palm Garnet OS really feels like its is from the 1970s.It feels more like Windows 3.1.Applicatons likewise are limited to textpad editing,spread sheet creation and pfd reading.No games on this one.The sound quality is poor.ringtones hardly sound polyphonic.
The build quality is good though.Battery backup is reasonable (not excellent).I was disgusted by the fact that there was no wifi on this one.The phone charger is a lego puzzle.You have to fit in many pieces of the plugs together to finally get it in usable condition.I tried out the bluetooth on this,transferred a mp3 file of 3.5 mb and it took 10 mins.The speed of the 1.2 bluetooth is disgusting on this one.The menu is confusing as every operation cannot be performed using the touchscreen.You require a combination of the touchscreen and the keypad to get the full menu.Say for instance you want to rename a file,its not possible using just touchscreen.Touchscreen seems to be kept only for the basic functions.
Overall a very stylish ,well built phone with features that suck.I wish it would have been loaded with a better OS.Garnet is definitely very dated and doesnt offer any of the advanced features.If you are going for it ,be sure to understand the warranty terms and complete features,like wifi and gps.
The shopkeeper claimed that a gps antennae can be fitted into this,but i doubt it.
Hey everyone, i am holdin the palm centro for about 4 months now and i still dnt kno if u can bluetooth songs to another device?? and can if u can transfer music from the pc to the device??...if so can u tell me please...
Thanks in advance!...
JAN, 12 Jun 2009can anyone tell me if this phone has a pen that you can use on the screenyes, it has its own pen
JAN, 12 Jun 2009can anyone tell me if this phone has a pen that you can use on the screenit should be in your phone. Mine came with one. If you look at the back of the phone there should be a tiny slit of color that is slightly different then the rest of the phone on both sides. It is the smaller of the two on the left- if looking from back. It should pull right out.
can anyone tell me if this phone has a pen that you can use on the screen
Thirucumaran, 30 May 2009Can anyone tell me how to pair a Nokia BT headset BH-301 with a Sprint Palm Centro?try pairing it with "0000"
Can anyone tell me how to pair a Nokia BT headset BH-301 with a Sprint Palm Centro?
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2009I have a question for anyone who's willing to help, I want a palm centro really bad and lookin... morewell if I was you I wouldn't buy one. I had 3 of them less than 3 months.it freeze all the time .drop calls. go off by itself. and tha last centro I had with off and never came back on. I loss all my contact numbers. bc the phone wouldn't come back on.so I could save them to my sim card. so if was you i wouldnt.
I love this phone for you who dont just give it another shot there are so many free apps for it that help you manage ur checkbook and shopping list its awsome im buying the new palm treo pro i just love palm products thumbs up