Okay here is the scoop I bought this in the beginning because of its name really. I liked all the features but after having it for over 5 months its beginning to get old. Its very difficult to text and gets annoying very quickly. Plus if you dont keep on top of your inbox/outbox it SLOWS way down. Gets very hot when I talk on the phone for extended periods of time. Howerver the touch screen and features are top notch its just i wouldnt buy it over again if given the chance. Give it some good thought.
I have a question for anyone who's willing to help, I want a palm centro really bad and looking to get one soon when I have the money, but I'm still having some thoughts that I might buy this and regret that I spent a lot of money on a device that I might not actually use as much as I thought I would.
I'm 15 years old, I use email occasionally but I do IM and message a lot along with web browsing, I'm in my final year at school and want something productive to help me with my work on the go, I like to game, use different programs and watch movies and listen to music, is this phone really worth £150? Is the experience and the applications on the phone, and available for the phone as good as you say?
Please respond soon, I really want a palm phone but when it comes to big prices I sort of get a lot of negative thoughts of regret.
This is the last successfull! Device if they had implemented a larger battery would be perfect!!
Do go for 800w it has Ruindows mobile!! Palm made a bad step on 800w
Dima, 10 Jul 2008It actually does have InfraRed. I've acutally used it as a remote controller for my TV.how did u do that?
This phone is not capatible with A2DP. Therefore, this spec is not right. The phone does not support a2dp
it freezes sometimes.. mainly when my battery is low. it gets annoying when someone is calling and it just freezes!
sometimes when i try to dial someone, it doesnt dial then seconds later i look back on the phone and its dialled someone.
it turns off by itself when i install something, eg a game or a software.
i dont know how to send songs through bluetooth.
you cant set an mp3 song as a ringtone or alarm, unless you download a program (for the ringtone) or you set a reminder on your calendar (for the alarm)
it doesnt have flash for the camera
when recieving a file from bluetooth, it doesnt ask for your permission
it has this messenger like inbox where msgs you've recieved from someone shows like a chat conversation. it makes it so much easier when youre sending a msg to someone cos u dont have to go to 'reply' or find their number
its so easy to categorize the programs you have more control!
you can download so much free programs (www.freewarepalm.com)
the camera quality is pretty good for 1.3mp
it has its own built in color themes.. theres more than 20 to choose from and some of them are not bad at all!
did i mention that its touchscreen+key+qwerty keyboard
you can apply shortcuts to so many things cos you have all the buttons on the key board to assign them to
i cant think of other good or bad things at the moment, these are just the things that stand out to me.
overall i really like this fone. i mean, despite the disadvantages.. its quite a nice buy for $300.
i love it!
oh and by the way if u guys have any comments feel free to add whatever!
just gonna post my supposedly original comment
i have posted last month and it seems as if i was dead drunk while typing it. harhar. anyway, here goes, i love palm. i love centro. i love everything about this phone. as what ive said before, im a phone collector, and this is the only phone that stayed with me which i keep on using for 7 months already. the longest phone that i have was JASJAM for 5 months wherein i had my father trade in his palm... :D
mj, 09 Nov 2008Where in the Philippines can this phone be bought? And is there any info like pricing?Hello MJ. I just bought my centro last week. i got it at ambassador at greenhills 3rd floor of a mall (dont know the name). anyway, i scouted already for the cheapest offer. sila na ang pinakamura. they gave me a 2MB microSD to go with it. bought it at 16,400Php cash. but you can get it using your credit card for a a little higher cost. mas mahal sa iba kse 2 thou more ang price. without the 2MB microSD pa!
mj, 09 Nov 2008Where in the Philippines can this phone be bought? And is there any info like pricing?hi mj,
if your still interested, please call 638-6868 local 2032..look for bambie
SGG, 18 Nov 2008I have just bought my Centro this week. there is an error in the specs: the Palm CENTRO does h... moreHere you are:
Hope you will be vry satisfied with your Centro! :)
I have just bought my Centro this week. there is an error in the specs: the Palm CENTRO does have infrared port!!!
somebody knows where can i download free software for the palm os system?
mj, 09 Nov 2008Where in the Philippines can this phone be bought? And is there any info like pricing?ive seen some in the mall stores for about 17,000pesos but none in the 3rd party kiosks
its an alright phone but the battery does go low pretty fast and you git tired of looking at the applications menu bt if thats wat u lik i wuld recommend this phone!
Where in the Philippines can this phone be bought? And is there any info like pricing?
Hey i have noticed that the keyboard on my centro doesnt light up... Is that my problem or am i just dreaming and it was always like this? Thanks will
I have used this phone for about 4 months, after switching from a Samsung D600.
Without a doubt, this phone is an absolute performer. With the plethora of applications built for the Palm OS, you can do practically anything. And the speed of this phone because of its lightweight UI and fast processor is a stunner.
The build is not all that great, and just one drop was enough to produce bad looking dents in two places on my Centro.
The camera is amazing. I was apprehensive about it, what with it being a 1.3MP (after switching from the D600's impressive 2MP) but it has amazing colour detection and makes for impressive daylight shots. The shots in the dark, if taken properly are decent. One only wishes that Palm had made for white-balance adjustment in it.
The keyboard is great. I have long and stubby fingers, but after just a day with it, I could type messages very fast. Fact: I wrote a 6 page report for college completely in the device since my laptop was not functioning, thanks to the keyboard and DocsToGo.
The call quality is sharp and voice is clear (although not as good as Samsung's). The headset provided with the device does not cut the mark as a LOT of ambient noise is picked up.
There is nothing at all that I dislike about my new baby, though! The software platform is one of the fastest things the mobile phone world has seen.
Go for it if you want
- A fast device
- A good messaging and office platform
- A decent web experience.
actually, Centro is a very nice eventhough. eventhough the i don't use all the features, i still feel that this is the bomb!!!! i haven't changed my phone for 5 months already (i'm a handphone collector).
Just used it for a month, found it user friendly, but as usual palm that I dun like is no multi function such as the Windows. Then the keypad is too small n look not so good, and the stylus is too cheap-looking.
One problem I have is that it's so hard to browse, and it is not stable when I run the IM+ for instant messenger, therefore I have to soft reset it again and again. Although connection already established, sometimes it still can't connect to the web. I don't know whether this is the problem with the internet provider or the device but I will find out asap since it is very important.
But so far it's okay except for the internet connection which is so frustrating.