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Palm Centro Rated 4 out of 5 by Wireless and Mobile News Review of Reviews
"The touch screen is just one of several features that make this a first class phone with a coach class price," writes Larry Magid for CBS about the Palm
Most reviewers commented that the functionality of the Palm Centro is good and they like the Palm OS features and the cheap price ($99 with a contract.) However, they still want it to compete with the iPhone, and commented on the small keyboard, lack of Wi-Fi support and poor syncing abilities with Macs.
If you are a power user, you are probably better off with a iPhone or another high-end smartphone. If you only need a little Internet access and decent e-mail access along with calendaring/phonebook Palm features, the Palm Centro will be a good phone you. Then you can spend the $300 price difference between the Centro and the iPhone on a new PC computer or weekend getaway.
Larry Magid's Palm Lowers The Bar On Smart Phone Prices
CNET gave the phone 7 out of 10 for price, compact size, poor keyboard, no Wi-Fi and weak speakers.
Brighthand's Palm Centro Review is a positive review due to the price, but the small size of the keyboard and the screen are disliked.
IT Business Canda calls the Centro: satisfyingly cheap and points out that the Centro has Bluetooth but no Wi-Fi.