Review of Reviews of Palm Centro

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Palm Centro Rated 4 out of 5 by Wireless and Mobile News Review of Reviews

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


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.

This article is currently the most popular article we have posted so far. November 2008, the price has dropped for the Palm Centrowith Wirefly offering it for free with a two year contract.

Larry Magid's  Palm Lowers The Bar On Smart Phone Prices Review for CBS, says the Palm Centro "has all
the basics you would expect from a typical combination telephone
personal digital assistant with only one potentially annoying drawback:
its keyboard is quite diminutive."

Engadget is
not so thrilled and reports "there are too many minor hang-ups that
contribute to an overwhelming sense of letdown." They don't like the
poor Mac syncing abilities or the poor speakers.

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.