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Palm Centro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews of Palm Centro. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and design. The price and portability are also appreciated. The apps and GPS navigation get negative opinions. There are some mixed views about the sound and reliability.

usability, portability, price, design, performance

size, durability, battery, GPS navigation, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Palm Centro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Palm Centro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Palm Centro from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and camera are generally positive. The battery and portability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the apps and durability. Views are divided on the usability.

price, portability, battery, camera, design

size, reliability, sound, durability, apps

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Palm Centro 690 Phone, Blue (Verizon Wireless) - No Contract RequiredPalm Centro 690 Phone, Blue (Verizon Wireless) - No Contract Required

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

Palm Centro review

 

Palm's smallest, sexiest smart phone

Smallest, lightest Palm ; Touch screen ; QWERTY keyboard ; Palm apps

No 3G or Wi-Fi ; Basic camera and music player ; Flimsy build quality

A sexed-up Palm is a step in the right direction, but future models will need a higher spec to keep up with the competition

May, 2008

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Palm Centro mobile phone - Pocket-lint

 

The Palm Centro isn't a hip smartphone for the "youth" market as promised

QWERTY keyboard, Palm OS easy to use, small, touchscreen

No 3.5mm headphone socket, no Wi-Fi, no 3G, no Bluetooth 2.0, no Java and no flash for the 1.3 megapixel camera

Everyone wants to do consumer focused smartphones "for the kids", and Palm is the latest company to try and jump on that bandwagon. In the US where the phone launched 6 months ago the marketing spiel seems to have worked, but this isn't the States. Do...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Palm Centro Smartphone

 

Palm's Centro arrives on UK soil, but is it to a rapturous applause?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Palm Centro review

 

If you're looking for a phone that does everything, the Centro probably isn't the one for you. It's a little weak on the features front, with no HSDPA or even 3G for web browsing, no wireless networking and no GPS.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Palm Centro review

 

Palm desperately needs a powerful smartphone to put them back in the mobile reckoning. But is the budget Centro really the answer?

The Centro is not without its Palm charms but it’s too pedestrian to register on your smartphone radar

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Palm Centro smartphone

 

Palm's upcoming Palm Centro smartphone is a big step forward in a small package.

When Palm showed us a preproduction Centro last month, we were impressed by what we saw. The production unit largely lives up to that promise. It's not the most beautifully crafted mobile phone available, but it's a good-looking contemporary handset...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Palm Centro review -

 

Exceptionally accessible Palm operating system. Neat and easy to use features. Excellent email program. Hugely improved battery life

No Wi-Fi, no 3G and a poor camera. In many ways this is a four-star device, but the features let it down

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: PDA Reviews (pdareviews.org.uk)

Palm Centro PDA Review

 

The Palm, Inc is a renowned company all over the world and especially in the UK and the US. Of late, it has been producing PDA phones into the market to retain its position in the PDA market. It has released its latest model, the Palm Centro into the...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Michael O'Connell (best4reviews.com)

Palm Centro Review

 

Michael's got something in his trousers that he'd like to share with you…

Touch Screen, Full qwerty keyboard, fast mobile web browsing, flight mode, better than average battery life, very expandable via app downloads, loads of accessories available, cheap

Limited amount of included software, screen goes to sleep too quickly, can't actually turn the thing off completely

The Centro is a good, easy to use smartphone. Features such as the touch screen, expansion of storage and the ability to get your email on the move go a long way to making this an incredibly desirable product. It's let down though by a sense that the...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Matt (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Palm Centro review

 

Can the latest offering from Palm stand up to Windows Mobile? 10 second review: Device: Palm Centro Cost: SIM free only: ?153 (?179.78 inc VAT) Available from: Clove Technology Summary: Small sleek and lightweight the Centro is...

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1150
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300
Talk time (2G):4

Camera

Built-in Camera: No

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 320
Touchscreen: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:AZERTY

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: No

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:1.2
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Other features

Ringer type:Polyphonic

Performance

Operating system installed:Palm OS

Software

Operating system installed:Palm OS

Storage

Internal Memory:64
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