This is my 3rd smartphone as well as Palm series after Treo 270 and 650. Although unlike other fashion phones Centro does not have fancy hardware functionalities and the currently very demanded 3G support, Palm's very mature software variety and customization are really good and stable. My Centro does not crash easily and buttons work great.
My only concern is that I often accidentally press power button when trying to access home or message button.
i really like this phone but i well like it in blue so ya this is my comment people comment on my commet people might think this is but it not my has one i like it alot ttyl talk to yu later my name is pancha garza!!!!!!comment!
Well, this is my 4th post about Palm Centro. Eventhough the new LCD cost me so much, it is still great. Out of all the Mobile collections that I have, this is the only Phone that I occassionally use.
Keyboard malfunctions really does not happen by the phone itself. Its because of the USER's way on pressing the letters. If your a HARD presser, then the keyboard would really malfunct.
i really like this phone even if i do encounter some problems with it. Ive had this phone for about a year.
Here are some hints esp. for those living in the Philippines with a palm centro.
1. having it fixed if somehow your keypad does not respond is a nightmare! Palm is not known in the country so you will have a hard time getting it fixed!
2. It is so hard to find an transformer jack so you can stick in your preferred headphones (those compatible to the ipod; universal jack) Its so hard to find a store that sells original palm accessories.
There ARE fake ones but....you have to really "screw it in hard" which sets off the voice dialing program- i have NO IDEA why that happens-it gets really irritating.
3. The climate. Staying in a cold room and then walking out into a hot place is not good for the phone! the little "microchips" under the keypads get rusty!!!! (this was explained to me by a mobile fixer and i actually saw rust!)
Thats all ive experienced...i am thinking of getting an iphone 3g 16gb now
but if there were available accessories and there is someone who really specializes in fixing palms then id probably stick to it.
The Centro is terrible. No wifi support. I don't need to say anything else. Any PDA that does not support Wifi should not even be considered usable anymore. Piece of junk. Don't get it.
Had a Centro for about 1 year, then "upgraded" to a Blackberry, put up with it for 2 months before I put my sim back into the Centro! Love it, want a Pre now, particularly as you can install Classics (Palm OS) and use all your centro apps.
Having used this phone for 4-5 months it is the most unreliable handset i have come accross,
Bluetooth doesnt connect to parrot kits.
Crashes on answering calls.
No Palm support for updates.
Tiny keypad very hard to type with.
Thank goodness for Blackberry`s, saving me from a phone thats not worth the money.
The palm centro is a superb mobile. Its different but lots of features, one should know how to use & understand the phone. Its fast & quick no comparison at all. Rarely it hangs, u should try & keep the phone vergine to use with out any problem, even in life also it is same so you can enjoy life without hanging.
This phone is great! It has good ratings so dont listen to what people say. I had it for a year and had absolutly no problems at all. sure it may not have a lot of features but neither do a lot of phones.
Centro is quite nice. Why in hell is everybody complaining Cantro not having all this "features that you might end up not using anyways?" GPS, 3G, and WIFI are actually monster battery guzzlers and should be avoided.. I mean, why the hell are you going to spend time surfing the net in a small tini-wini screen? Well, those conyos at Starbucks probably, but those guys and gals should be burned at the stake.
Those people who experience problems with keypads, frozen OS. I mean, get real.. isnt that what we are actually getting form SYMBIAN and windows mobiles? I almost tried every one that Nokia have gush out in the market and all off the gave me "icing" every once in a while and battery life are pain in the neck. Win Mo, while productive, is dangerous.. you know what I mean..
guest, 15 Oct 2009Hi all, i have just read all of your opinions. I'm a medical student. Should I buy this Palm C... moreDon't buy it, Palm OS is dying. If you use this phone, you will not able to use new medical softwares.
Hi all, i have just read all of your opinions. I'm a medical student. Should I buy this Palm Centro ? I'm so embarrassed after read all opinions T_T
I bought a Palm Centro about a year and a half ago now and it was amazing.
(yes, you keen readers will notice i just used past-tense)
It WAS amazing.
For about the first 12 months my phone was flawless, i thought it was brilliant.
But just after the first year, the keyboard broke. (which is conveniently just after my warranty ran out)
Now, it didn't completely stop working, but the 'u' 'j' 'n' and 'enter' buttons simply do not work anymore, so my text messages are a jumbled mess and have been for the past 6 months.
You might think this is because i didnt treat my phone right, but my friend is having the same issues with her Palm Centro.
Another thing my friend and I have both noticed, is that whenever we press the 'answer call' button on the screen for an incoming call, the screen freezes and we are forced to take out the battery and re-start the phone.
Now i don't have anything against the Palm brand, but i thought i should just warn you about these things.
I do not know if me and my friend were just unlucky or if they are all like this.
But i thought i should let any future Palm buyers know.
But for the first 12 months, it was brilliant.
Palm OS is great if you can use it! Sometimes you need to be geek to solve some problems. I suggest to use backup app to backup your data periodical, it can be very useful sometimes. Its great OS, today I install TOMTOM, and I use it with separated GPS receiver.
Centro is small, light, nice and high technology in small package. Thanks god I purchased some very useful software like Chatter, Treo launcher, usb modem, usb card reader, 2TweetMe, Chatopus... U am with palm os since Treo 600, 650, 680 and now Centro. I am not sure should I buy next Palm phone with web OS, but maybe I will give them try...
Listen very carefully...do not get any palm phone. I've used them all. Palm makes great PDAs but they are way behind in phone technology. Save your money and get something else. I am going to try Blackberry. Sorry Palm, I gave you too many chances.
Dev, 05 Jul 2009I just got a Palm Centro yesterday.Thought its necessary to let other people know some real th... moreYou sure tried your best to sound smart in that post--and made a heel of yourself.
Research a phone before you buy. Almost anyone knows the phone has no Wifi.
And not being able to rename files with touchscreen only. Really? You're going to nitpick on that? REALLY?
You make me giggle. :)
Please, please do some research before you buy a phone in the future!