Palm Centro

Latest Palm Centro review with complete list of phone features including Compatibility Features and Technical Specifications.

The Palm Centro from Sprint, is a very slim and powerful sleek, easy to use PDA smartphone and has all the tools to get you instantly connected. It has very stylish shell (it is available in a stunning Onix Black, Ruby Red and PINK)

Just like all Palm devices, the Centro lets you take your office with you wherever you go by synchronizing to your corporate and personal email, calendar and contacts, and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on the go.

But that’s not all, this super-slim Palm also gives you broadband Web access, Google Maps, a media player and a 1.3 Megapixel camera/camcorder.

According to it’s manufacturer, the Palm Centro’s 1150mAh internal lithium ion battery is rated for 3.5 hours of talk time and up to 12.5 days of standby time.

And according to FCC radiation tests, the Centro has a digital SAR rating of 1.35 watts per kilogram.

Advanced Features


  • Digital Camera – 1.3 Megapixels (1280 x 1040 Pixel Resolution Max), 2x Digital Zoom
  • MP3 Player – Yes, PocketTunes Software Lets You Listen to MP3 and Other Format Files, USB Mass Storage
  • Streaming Multimedia Support – Yes, Stream Videos From Sprint TV With Any Sprint Power Vision Add-on Feature
  • Attachment Viewing (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – Yes, View and Edit MS Word, Excel PowerPoint Files, View PDF Documents With DocumentsToGo v8
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Yes, v1.2, Headset, Handsfree, GAP, SPP, DUN, and GOEP Profiles Supported
  • Video Capture / Camcorder – Yes, 2x Digital Zoom, Length Determined Solely By Available Memory
  • QWERTY Keyboard – Yes, Backlit
  • GPS Services Support – Yes, Get Turn-by-turn Audible Driving Directions Plus Google Maps
  • Data Capable / Use This Phone As A Modem – Yes, When Connected To Your Computer Via USB Cable, Bluetooth or Infrared
  • PC Synchronization – Yes, Sync Via Cable, Infrared or Bluetooth, Microsoft ActiveSync Syncs Your Corporate Email



Battery Life


  • Battery Type – LiIon
  • Talk Time – Up to 180 Minutes
  • Standby Time – Up to 250 Hours



Compatibility Features


  • Device Supports Voice Plans – Yes
  • Device Supports Data Plans – Yes
  • Available For Purchase Without Service Plan – Yes



Core Features


  • Color Main Display – Yes, 320 x 320 Pixels, Over 65,000 Colors, Touchscreen
  • Touch Screen – Yes, Stylus Included
  • Speakerphone – Yes
  • Color – Onyx Black
  • Style – Candybar
  • To-Do List – Yes
  • Voice Memo – Yes
  • Standard 2.5mm Headset Jack – Yes, Stereo
  • Alarm – Yes
  • Calculator – Yes
  • Calendar – Yes, With Rich Calendar Function, Syncs With PC Directly Or Over The Air With Exchange ActiveSync
  • Vibrate – Yes
  • Phonebook Capacity – Uses Shared, Expandable Memory
  • Multiple Numbers Per Name – Yes, Plus Email Addresses, Instant Messenger Addresses and Web Addresses
  • TTY Compatible – Yes
  • M3 Hearing Aid Compatible – Yes





  • 1.3 Megapixel Camera/Camcorder Takes Printable Photos and Long Video Clips
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Built-in Music Player With Expandable Memory To Store More Music, Pictures and Videos
  • Full Featured Email Supports Corporate And Personal Accounts
  • One of The Slimmest, Lightest Palm Devices Ever
  • Tethered To Computer Or Over-the-air Synchronization For Your Email, Calendar and Contacts
  • View and Edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Read PDFs



Messaging Features


  • Multimedia Messaging – Yes, Supports Sprint PictureMail and VideoMail With Any PowerVision Add-on Plan Features
  • HTML Web Browsing – Yes, Blazer Web Browser Supports Full HTML, SSL, JavaScript, Cookies, Bookmarks, Frames and VPNs
  • Text Messaging (SMS) – Yes, Send or Receive Text Messages With Any Sprint Messaging Add-on Rate Plan Feature
  • Email Client – VersaMail Email Software Supports POP, IMAP, APOP, ESMTP Protocols, Exchange ActiveSync and VPNs
  • Instant Messenger Built-in – Yes, Yahoo!, AOL and MSN Instant Messengers Built-in, Works With Any Sprint Messaging Add-on Plan Fe



Personalization and Fun Features


  • Polyphonic Ringtones – Yes, Downloadable
  • MP3 Ringtones – Yes
  • Ringer Profiles – Yes, Multiple Formats Supported
  • Picture Caller ID – Yes, Plus Video Caller ID
  • Games – Yes, Downloadable
  • Customizable Graphics – Yes, Downloadable, Multiple Formats Supported



Recommended Optional Plan Features


  • Device Supports Sprint Power Vision Pro Pack – Yes
  • Sprint Text/Instant Messaging Plan Options – Yes



Technical Specifications


  • Platform / Operating System – Palm OS 5.4.9 With Qualcomm MSM6500 Chipset
  • Data Download Speed – EV-DO (Up to 700 Kbps), 1xRTT (Up to 130 Kbps)
  • Network Compatibility – CDMA 800, 1900
  • Ringtone Types Supported – MIDI, QCELP, MP3, AAC, AAC+
  • Built-In Memory – 60 MB Available
  • Expandable Memory Capacity – Yes, Supports microSD Card Formats, Up to 4GB
  • Dimensions – 4.2 in x 2.1 in x 0.7 in
  • Weight – 4.2 oz
  • Compatible Carrier – Sprint
  • 3G Data Speeds – Yes



What’s In The Box With The Phone


  • Additional Items Included – Battery, Wall Charger, User Guide, USB HotSync Cable, CD-ROM Software, Getting Started Guide



2 opinions on “Palm Centro

  • I love my Centro and don’t know how I lived without it. I also have the Ruby Red phone and after all the applications I have loaded on to my phone it hasn’t slowed down yet like my Iphone did.

  • I have bought this phone (actually it was Free with new service) and the more I use it the more I like it. I have the Ruby Red one and I have to say it is HOT! Palm has GREAT support for this phone, very satisfied. I really enjoyed your review for the phone, keep up good work.


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