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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. People are impressed by the performance and design. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the sound and reliability are different. The apps and GPS navigation get critical comments.

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. Views about the design and camera are on the whole positive. The battery and portability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the apps and durability. Reviews 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

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Palm Centro

 

Not the flashiest phone around, but its jaw-dropping price, ease of use and vast software ecosystem, make it a good choice for first time smartphone buyers and Palm OS afficionados alike.

Look at the price ma!, Palm OS is light and easy to use, Good software inclusions, Plenty of third party software apps available

No 3G or HSDPA, Thumb-board not for everyone, Camera is rudimentary, Looks are polarising, Unlocking from Telstra adds AU$100

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Palm Centro PDA Phone (AT&T)

 

This sporty, slimmer variant of the Treo is available on the AT&T network.

Petite, attractive design ; Excellent call quality and battery life

Lacks Wi-Fi and GPS ; Plastic case feels a bit fragile

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Palm Palm Centro (AT&T)

 

The Palm Centro is an attractive option not just for Palm devotees but also for anyone seeking an inexpensive smart phone with a QWERTY keyboard. Previously, we tested a Centro available on the Sprint network; the version reviewed here is available...

Petite, attractive design ; Excellent call quality and battery life

Lacks Wi-Fi and GPS ; Plastic case feels a bit fragile

A sporty, slimmer variant of the Treo; its battery lasted longer on AT&T's GSM network than on Sprint's CDMA network.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Grace Aquino (wired.com)

Review: Palm GSM Centro Smartphone

 

The Palm Centro is like the friend you call when you need to be bailed out of jail: Reliable, smart and capable of getting the...

Talk to your buddies or coworkers walkie-talkie-style. More compact than its older Treo cousins. Healthy portion of third-party applications from medical databases to games

No WiFi or integrated GPS (a Bluetooth GPS receiver is optional). Short three-hour battery life. The 1.3-megapixel camera captured crap-quality photos. Plastic housing feels like it could be busted by a strong wind

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Rick Broida (wired.com)

Review: Palm Centro

 

You might think the Palm Centro just puts lipstick on a pig-the pig being Palm's creaky, antiquated operating system-but dang if this little smartphone doesn't...

The Palm OS may be old, but it’s still fast, easy to use, and compatible with tons of awesome apps. All the power of a Treo with less of the bulk (and expense). Bundled software keeps you productive, connected, and entertained

Zero innovation: It’s really just a smaller, more affordable Treo. Battery life sucks: Just 3.5 hours of talk time. Cramped keyboard not for the fat of finger. Stereo Bluetooth not supported out of the box-it requires third-party software

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Palm Centro (AT&T)

 

Palm offers up its budget model on AT&T, giving its subscribers a bargain-basement alternative to Apple's pricey handset.

High-resolution touch screen. Works well with both PCs and Macs. Good voice quality.

Palm OS is outdated. No 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, or stereo Bluetooth. Battery life is on the low side for GSM.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Palm Centro - AT&T review:

 

It's no secret that Palm has been struggling of late to keep up with the smartphone competition. A lack of innovation and a stale operating system is partly to blame. However, the company made a bit of a comeback with its Palm Centro device, which...

The Palm Centro for AT&T offers users an affordable and easy-to-use smartphone. The compact handset also features Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and a full productivity suite with push e-mail capabilities.

The Centro for AT&T lacks 3G and doesn't support stereo Bluetooth headsets. Also, the QWERTY keyboard is tiny.

Despite a few misses, the Palm Centro for AT&T is a solid, easy-to-use, and affordable smartphone for first-time buyers.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

AT&T Palm Centro gets reviewed

 

Now that the GSM Palm Centro has finally landed on AT&T, it's time to check in with the reviewers to see if the EDGE-only model is still worth the $99 -- and for the most part, it seems like it is. Everyone agrees with us that the green keys ...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (laptopmag.com)

Palm Centro from AT&T - Review of the Palm Centro from AT&T

 

The Centro still has a small keyboard, but AT&T customers looking for an easy-to-use smart phone should be satisfied.

Compact design, Easy to use, Bargain priced, Decent battery life

No stereo Bluetooth, Lacks 3G data, Cramped keyboard, Annoying memory card slot, No stereo Bluetooth

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Damon Brown (digitaltrends.com)

Palm Centro Review

 

The Palm Centro is a good Smartphone for the average consumer, but not

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
SIM card capability:Single SIM