- Size (LWH): 4.22 inches, 0 inches, 0.73 inches
Palm Centro Red Smartphone - Sprint
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- Ruby red smartphone with 320 x 320 color touchscreen and 1.3-megapixel camera
- Full QWERTY keyboard for messaging; offers text, e-mail, instant messaging, and web access
- Comprehensive organizer functions, including contacts, to-do lists, calendar, and more
- Expandable microSD slot (up to 4 GB)
- Includes: Battery, AC Charger, USB Sync Cable, Palm Software Installation CD and User Documentation
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Top Customer Reviews
Anyway, back to the phone. I ended up getting the red version; my best friend has the pink one, so I figured I should switch it up a little, and black was so normal. I was stunned when I opened the packaging and saw how small it was. This phone is truly the tiniest smartphone I have ever seen that has a QWERTY keyboard, hands down. Being a young man with rather large hands, I was afraid that the keyboard would be too small for me to tap out even the simplest text message without making multiple errors; however, after a few days of getting used to the phone, I now make no mistakes when writing even a large email.
This phone is also one of the sturdiest phones I have ever owned. Compared to my previous sidekicks,razrs, and the like of flimsy phones, I have had this phone for over two weeks, used it constantly, dropped it multiple times, and it has not one scratch on it. The casing, a shiny metallic-like plastic, is surprisingly sturdy, and none of the paint has come of at all.
Diving into the software interface of this phone, Palm's age-old operating system is on it, but I had no problems with it.Read more ›
The Centro still has the same bugs as every Treo since the 600. Start-up time is very slow. Which is really bad when you are in need of making an important phone call, and the phone resets for no reason. Making you wait up to 60+ seconds for it to come back online. The limited RAM of 64MB's, is so much lower then most PDA's currently on the market. You can use ZLaucher to transfer programs to a memory card, but this can not be done with all software. And since the web browser uses RAM, not memory cards, you still only have 8MB's to work with in Blazer. All software must be loaded into RAM before being it can run, So prepare for the phone to reset at least once a day to get the those limited RAM resources back.
Still no WiFi, which was the complaint in 2003 and Palm has not added it yet. The Centro still has the same 312 MHz Intel XScale processor. Signal strength is still pretty strong, but voice quality is still not great when compared to every other phone I have used before.
Sprint is marketing this as an affordable PDA at $99 with a contract.Read more ›
I've owned a Palm IIIxe, Palm Tungsten C, iPAQ rx4240 and have test driven an iPhone, Blackjack II and Moto Q, and a couple Blackberry models. The Palm Centro is probably the smallest screen of them all save the Blackberry Pearl. However, the Centro offers 320 x 320 resolution which is higher than most Windows Mobile smartphones and PDAs out there. The result is a small, but crisp display with adjustable font sizes for most applications. I found the touchscreen to be about as sensitive as other Palm devices in the past, which is to say it's fine (see stylus comments below). The screen is slightly recessed into the phone which I find to be necessary so I don't hit the screen with my fat face while talking on it.
KEYBOARD AND BUTTONS
Have you seen this thing? The keyboard is small. And you know what? I'm glad it is. The Moto Q, Blackjack and Curve, etc might fit in the front pocket of your tight jeans, but it's not comfortable. The Centro passes my "jeans test" by sliding into my front pocket while letting me sit and stand with no problem. As a result, you get a smaller screen and a smaller keyboard. The Blackberry Pearl is the about the same size as the Centro, but it doubles up two letters per key button. Personally, I hate that. The Centro scores huge points for giving me dedicated keys for each letter on a small phone that fits in my pocket. It took me a day to adjust to typing with my fingernails, and I have large hands. But I can easily type with two thumbs or one--something that I can't do on my Palm Tungsten C or the Moto Q. Therefore, Centro is an outstanding one- or two-handed phone.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I took it to the Sprint store to transfer my numbers. I was shown that it was not in the original Sprint box and probably a refurbished one. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by rosanne lehmann
When I first started using the Palm Centro I was a little thrown off because it is VERY different from any normal phone (lg, samsung, etc) But only after a week or so of using it,... Read morePublished on September 9, 2012 by SaraJune107
I was so excited when I found this red Centro for Sprint! I got it for a great price and without having to sign a new contract with Sprint. Love this phone!Published on March 8, 2011 by E. Davis
I love this phone. I use to have the blackberry pearl with att but i never had a palm before. It is so easly to use, i love the service with sprint cause att sucks.Published on August 12, 2008 by M. Munoz
A word about Sprint: They used to be the best, and they are now the worst. The absolute worst.
If you call them today, July 15'th 2008, you will get through the prompts... Read more