Gear: Palm Centro

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Palm Centro

Palm
Category: Technology & Software
Subcategory: Cell Phones
Price: $99.99 on Sprint.com
Average Rating:
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(33 Votes)
Description:

Newest Smartphone/PDA from Palm.

Member Reviews

  • Bdulrge7old_max30
    USAFE7, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 02:51:26 UTC.
    1st review

    I got a great deal on this from Sprint.com. Normally this costs $400, but online it is only $99.99 from Sprint. If you have ever used a PDA from Palm before, then you will love this phone. Has all the toys, Bluetooth, email, webbrowser, but with Sprint you can get SprintTV. Great size, check out the website:http://nextelonline.nextel.com/NASApp/onlinestore/en/Action/DisplayPhones?filterString=PDA_Smartphone_Phone_Char&id12=CHP_PhonesTab_Link_PCAandSmartphones

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    Njobryan, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:50:01 UTC.

    It Has all the toys ....because it is a toy. I Carry a Treo everyday ...Durable this phone is not. The 680 or the 750. Faster data access and some really nice apps for LEO's and EMS Crews

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  • Rebeccawave_max30
    AndFOREVER, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:20:01 UTC.

    An awesome phone! $99 is a bit much.. I didn't have to pay that for it, but I highly recommend the Centro. It has everything you'd need and it's a decent price.
    It also has a loud ringer too.

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  • Sgtcozzen3_max30
    rcozzen, Sun, 20 Jan 2008 15:05:45 UTC.

    It has it's pros and cons. It is FRAGILE. It's great for personal use but I wouldn't recommend it for carrying on duty because it is so fragile.

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  • Go_time_max30
    1badcop, Tue, 22 Jan 2008 14:43:29 UTC.

    This is a great phone. It has just about everything Sprint has to offer except Navigational GPS and the Sprint Music Store.

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  • Me__2_max30
    michellejc, Fri, 01 Feb 2008 03:59:35 UTC.

    I switched to the treo about a month ago when i got rid of my nextel and i thought i might miss my two way but this phone more than made up for it i love this phone !!!!!!

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  • 61676354_tp_max30
    mcfastest, Mon, 18 Feb 2008 15:19:05 UTC.

    I've had treos for a long time and they are very very fragile not good for fild work they will mess up in the rain will brake if you just drop it one time I just now got a new phone with Verizon. Got th new Casio gzTypeS it does not have near as many features but it is water, sand and drop proof. It's great for field work but suck's for fun!

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  • Swat_max30
    ccpd656, Tue, 26 Feb 2008 23:24:15 UTC.

    I used to have a nextel and it was almost indestructible. I am skeptical about the durability of the Centro but I have not had any problems yet. The buttons are small and if you have big fingers then it can be hard to press the right button. Other than that it is a great phone. It is hard to beat the price for a phone with so many features.

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  • Keira_pony_max30
    eisd146, Fri, 07 Mar 2008 17:19:46 UTC.

    I love this phone, as everyone has said, it isn't very durable of field work but it gets me where i need to go everyday. It has wonderful features that sprint offers. Getting use to the buttons was difficult at first, but this phone is great.

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    patrolman231, Wed, 12 Mar 2008 05:23:15 UTC.

    Great phone if you're working a desk job. For the true street cop I wouldn't recommend this phone. I own one, I like the features, but you have to be very careful with it. Get the insurance if you buy one. I've replaced mine once already and I have only owned it three weeks.

    My agency supplies us with heavy duty hard plastic flip nextel phones. I have dropped that thing a million times, had it fallen out of my car, etc. and it looks fine and still works great and I recomment it. If you're looking for a phone to carry on duty that will last and survive the accidents, falls, drops, etc., the centrol wouldn't be the choice.

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  • Me_at_work_max30
    abausman, Thu, 05 Jun 2008 13:38:27 UTC.

    Have to give it 4 out of 5 because it's not on my happy list at this very moment. Of course it's not the phones fault that I can't figure out how to extract the videos I recorded, but someone has to be to blame! As they say, "it may not be your fault, but I'm going to blame you anyway"... ahahaha

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    MilMedCop, Sun, 15 Jun 2008 03:56:48 UTC.

    I LOVE mine. The 25% Mil, State, Govt, Public Safety discounts on the plans are great too.

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  • 1383664303724_max30
    penny1997, Mon, 21 Jul 2008 17:13:16 UTC.

    i got this phone for mothers day(its pink) and belive me it has helped when i have "need right now" items! it is a sprint phone.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 12 Aug 2008 07:04:45 UTC.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this phone. Only 2 thhings I don't care for...the size of the keys (very small, if you have large fingers you will have a tough time..I use my nails...and there is no daily alarm. If you want a daily alert you have to schedule it in the calendar. Alarm has to be set each time, and only one at a time can be set.) Mine is Glacier White from AT+T. LOVE the QWERTY keyboard because I text ALL the time.

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  • Badge_max30
    boone163, Wed, 20 Aug 2008 22:39:11 UTC.

    i really like this phone, great for fast texting and keeping track of things to do and off duty work. battery runs down a little fast but it also charges up fast.

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  • Dscf0317_max30
    officer_63090, Thu, 11 Sep 2008 20:22:15 UTC.

    i have the phone myself and love it

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  • 120_max30
    DW11292, Wed, 24 Sep 2008 04:32:19 UTC.

    I love all the ways you can use the phone from games to notes, lists and more. You can even make a phone call with it. With a card the memory is large and the camera is not too shabby for a cell phone cam.

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  • Pa250037_max30
    PaulineC, Sun, 12 Oct 2008 14:04:17 UTC.

    Love my pink centro. It has all of the programs that I like and it is very user friendly.

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  • Me_max30
    myaden, Sun, 09 Nov 2008 02:04:53 UTC.

    I absolutely love this phone. Used to have Nextel because of the walkie-talkie, but switched to this and have never looked back. I am quite addicted to this phone.

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    Army_MP_Dixon, Thu, 27 Nov 2008 03:56:21 UTC.

    This phone is great. The software in it is easy to use and access. It is great that it hooks up to the computer to back up all your files and download big attachments. The memory card is a must have if using it to keep big files.

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    ANY9, Tue, 20 Jan 2009 05:43:17 UTC.

    YES

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    Anonymous, Tue, 20 Jan 2009 07:11:31 UTC.

    Great cell phone!

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    Morlin, Mon, 16 Feb 2009 02:41:22 UTC.

    Got this phone for my wife. She loves it. Saves a lot of room in her purse. Now she doesn't have to carry her Palm pilot and a phone. Is very easy to use and has all the handy features she is used to on her regular Palm.

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    mistyemtcop, Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:53:41 UTC.

    These are really great phones. My husband has one for his law enforcement and I just recenlty got mine because I am in the medical field. I would recommend these for every one in the law enforcement, medical and resuce area.

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  • Badcops
    COBRACOP76, Sun, 29 Mar 2009 07:33:50 UTC.

    GOOD PHONE BUT BATTERY LIFE COULD BE BETTER..

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    JIMROC, Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:49:34 UTC.

    great tool for law enforcement

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    SPD238, Sat, 11 Apr 2009 02:38:59 UTC.

    i love my phone theres not much it can not do

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    gunslinger830, Wed, 17 Jun 2009 02:22:28 UTC.

    I like my phone it can do anything you want once you learn how operate it but the keyboard it kind of small and with the stylies it still hard to type with big finger

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  • Shoulderpatch_max30
    spdguy99, Thu, 25 Jun 2009 15:33:49 UTC.

    I have had a Palm Centro for almost 2 years now. I upgraded to it from a standard flip cell phone mainly because my schedule was getting too busy to remember and the Centro has a calendar function that sync's with your computer. The calendar has not disappointed either. I put all my court subpeona dates, trainings, wife honey-do's, and anything I need to remember in it. It is quick to add items and they will remind you as far in advance and as often as you want. I wouldn't make it to half my court dates without it. It has internet and map directions just like mapquest too. It is tough too. I have dropped it several times and it hasn't had a single problem. The touchscreen is awesome too. The only downside I have is the size of the screen. It would be nice if it was bigger. I plan on upgrading to the Palm Pre next year once it has the bugs worked out. Palm is great and I hate blackberries!

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    Anonymous, Mon, 29 Jun 2009 21:49:27 UTC.

    I have been having great luck with this phone and haven't lost signal like I have with other phones. I can track my dates easy and it's small enough where it's not in my way...

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  • L_f3150d_max30
    Jima, Wed, 23 Dec 2009 17:17:14 UTC.

    I've had this phone for a while. I do not carry it anymore. The phone was too fragile and slow. I did like the features and apps available.

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    sirenlights2634, Sat, 23 Jul 2011 18:18:16 UTC.

    much better the other cell phones.

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    lanier38345, Thu, 10 May 2012 01:49:39 UTC.

    These cost too much for my pocket.

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