Monday, October 15, 2007

Palm debuts the Centro phone

The Centro will debut for $99 with a two-year service agreement and an additional $50 instant savings and $100 mail-in rebate. In addition, customers will have to sign up for a data plan that is $25+ more per month, such as the Ultimate Pack, the Pro Pack or one of the Phone as Modem plans in order to qualify for the $99 deal.

The Palm Centro runs Palm OS Garnet v5.4.9. It has a Dual-band CDMA2000 EvDO phone radio, a 320x320 pixel touchscreen, Bluetooth v1.2, a 1.3 megapixel digital camera with video capture and 64MB of memory. It has a external microSD expansion slot that supports microSD cards up to 4GB.

The Centro has dimensions of 4.22" (L) x 2.11" (W) x 0.73" (D) (107 x 54 x 18.5 mm) and weighs in at 4.2 oz (119g). It has a 1150mAh removable battery that is good for a claimed 3.5 hours talk time and 3 days standby. (from

PC Magazine has a full review of the Palm Centro.


Angelica said...

Palm Centro is constructed of plastic, but few parts are not of the highest quality, which makes it look like a toy. Came across something similar on Palm Centro at

Tony Bandy said...

As a Centro owner, great phone, tho many may bash the old OS. Works well, the only drawback is having to reset involves removal of the back of the phone....can be a puzzle getting it back together. Also, the mini-jack for the audio requires adapter. Other than that, it's been a great phone and ebook reader and music least to me...