If you are a windows lover, stop the reading "here". Otherwise keep going if you are interested on another option of O.S. level. I don't know why people like to complain about a phone with out find out his level on a specific brand.
I'm palm lover. But I can't say much about Centro, my new mobile. Is not a top end smart phone. I could say it's a low end, but you may say what about 500v. I already told you stop reading windows guy, that is a windows mobile phone.
- Lack of mayor upgrades such as processor speed, capacity, camera, Wireless(is not the Centro, is Palm itself)
- Blazer internet browser: Where the connect/disconnect option gone?
- Back cover(This is a really pain in the A**)
- Voice recognition
- A better internet experience
- File browser application(bonus software)
I compare this phone with my old Treo650.
I love my Palm Centro. The functionality is great. I was occasionally experiencing the freezing up but ever since I did a hard re-set (that is sort of like a system restore which returns the phone back to it's original state when first purchased), everything has been fine. Of course, I first made sure I hot sync the phone contents to my desktop beforehand. Once I reset the phone, I hotsync from desktop to phone. No more freezes since that time.
But back to the centro features. I find I use it less for the telephone and more for the internet, text messaging, tv watching, etc. The On Demand program that came with the phone is great. I also watch Sprint TV. The internet browsing is fast. I am always on youtube.com viewing videos.
The ringtones I download sound fantastic. I even created voice ringtones on the phone.
Loving my centro!
Just got the centro; cannot hotsync with my desktop calendar the computer as I cannot change the username on the phone to be the same as the desktop. How can I sync?
Pedro Gutierrez, 21 Jun 2008i´m a lot dissapointed with the phone, when i recibe any incoming call it frezzes and i have ... moreHi!
You have obviously installed some incompatible third party software that is causing the problem.
i´m a lot dissapointed with the phone, when i recibe any incoming call it frezzes and i have to restart it. They have change the phone 3 times with same problem, if someone knows how to fix the problem ????
to set a mp3 as ringtone you'd need to install an app on the phone: minitones . using minitones you are able to trim songs OR use already customed clips for ringtones.
You can actually use mp3 music as Centro's ringtone. It involves using Blazer web browser to open the mp3 file then save it as ringtone. I found the detail instruction while searching the internet. It works.
Hi Im from singpore....a bit dissapointed.....im trying to download my mp3 into ringtone and i cant do it. called the helpdesk and they said i have to purchased ringtone down load......soo hard.....:(
coop3r, 04 Jun 2008so can you go on the internet with this device through the carrier?
its only AU$299 over he... moreYes, you can. :)
It comes with a Blazer web browser and Versamail for email.
From what I have heard, people are very satisfied with its speed and surfing.
so can you go on the internet with this device through the carrier?
its only AU$299 over here in Australia on telstra pre-paid.
Palm still not having Wlan, I will never buy a smartphone without wlan
Dani, 25 May 2008i just got my palm on friday and i am unable to access files on my mem. card?
supposedly the... moreThe serial no. is mention in phone info.
step 1- go to main screen ( where your wallpapers is)
step 2- click on menu button ( it is the last button of the right side of the keyboard)
step 3- click on options
step4- go to phone info
step 5- SN no. is your device serial no.
Could you please tell us why are you dissatisfied with your TX?
I have mine for more than 2 years and it is still excellent! :) I am reylly satisfied with all my Palms. :)
And regarding Centro - A friend of mine has it and it is really great. :)
It is fast and stable, and has really lots of options! :)
And best of all - it is really cheap! :)
I am not buying a Palm in this life again. The TX was a dissapointment and Palm have stopped making handhelds and supporting them. not worth it
Dani, 25 May 2008i just got my palm on friday and i am unable to access files on my mem. card? supposedly the... morethe serial number is the one in the back of your phone. it should be the number with a couple of letters as well.. if not try the 11 digit esn number.. hope this helps.
i just got my palm on friday and i am unable to access files on my mem. card?
supposedly there is an application you can download but when i try it keeps asking for a serial number and i have tried every bloody serial number imaginable relating to the phone but it wont work.
i bought the phone in australia btw
It seems that your speaker volume is set to low.
Try the following:
During the call, press the up button or the upper side button until the volume is high enough.
Hope this Helps :)
to who may be concerned.
I have just purchased your palm central on Monday, 11th May 2008 in Singapore.
However I have come across a problem, everytime I answer a telephone call or I
make a call, the speaker to too soft and so I cannot hear the person on the other
end of the line. Do you have a solution for this problem?
Practically the only thing that causes freezes with palm are rouge 3rd party programs. In case anyone here experiences this, you could check out some forums for their suggested applications and see if yours is part of the list, if not remove it. Another way is to do a hard reset and reinstall everything one by one, checking stability along the way.
Well - it doesn't have all these features because it was meant to be a low end smartphone. As far as I know, there is no cheaper smartphone available, and when you are designing something that will not cost to much, you cannot include all advanced stuff. :)
But still, although Centro doesn't have all these things, I think that it is an exellent and powerful phone with lots of features and very simple to use OS. :)
I really love my Centro! :)