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Image Gallery: AT&T Palm Centro

AT&T just released the Palm Centro GSM Palm OS device. The Sprint Palm Centro was released a few months ago and is quite popular. For US$99, the Palm Centro is a very capable smartphone that appeals to those looking for a good text messaging and communications device.
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By Matthew Miller
AT&T just released the Palm Centro GSM Palm OS device. The Sprint Palm Centro was released a few months ago and is quite popular. For US$99, the Palm Centro is a very capable smartphone that appeals to those looking for a good text messaging and communications device.
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The back of the Palm Centro retail package shows some of the functionality of the device.

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The first flap reveals Getting Started Guide and CD.

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The package contains a USB cable, A/C adapter, the Palm Centro and battery, and Getting Started Guide/CD.

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The Centro is securely mounted in plastic in the retail box.

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The battery in the Palm Centro has a decent capacity rating and should last for a couple of days of use.

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The battery, microSD, and AT&T SIM card slot are accessible under the back cover. The back cover is located below the camera module on the back.

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The T-Mobile Dash is wider than the Centro and the Centro also has a touch screen 320x320 display.

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The Palm Centro is a compact Palm OS smartphone that has a compact and usable QWERTY keyboard.

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The keyboard has dark gray characters with green alternate characters. Green highlights accent the number keys and the function button.

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The chicklet-style keys protrude from the device and allow you to quickly enter text after just a few minutes of practice.

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The green numbers are very easy to identify on the keyboard.

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The keyboard is bright and clear in complete darkness and even the alternate keys are easy to see and use.

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There are three applications buttons, a Home button, send and end keys, and a sizable directional pad located above the keyboard and below the display.

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The internal speaker is located at the center above the display and to the left of the AT&T logo. The small indicator light is also found in the upper left and it is nice to have such a small light that doesn't take away from the experience.

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The 1.3 megapixel camera takes decent photos and allows you to record video using the Palm software.

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This photo was taken with the Palm Centro in my backyard.

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My youngest daughter thinks she is a dog :)

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Under the back cover you will find access to the microSD slot, can see the stylus in the silo, and access the 1150 mAh battery.

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While the AT&T SIM card is labeled 3G, the device does not support 3G wireless data. The battery is mounted on top of the SIM card.

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The device feels solid and is also quite compact in your hand. The smooth plastic may get a bit slick, but the device is small enough to be held securely.

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The Centro runs Palm OS 5 and is very snappy in switching and running applications.

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On the left side you will find the volume buttons and the side button, which is set to activate the Push To Talk functionality.

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The 2.5mm headset jack, sync connector, power connector, microphone, and lanyard loop are found along the bottom of the Centro.

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The IR port and microSD expansion card slot are found on the right side of the device. The microSD card slot can only be opened by removing the battery cover.

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The ringer switch and top of the stylus appear along the top of the Palm Centro.

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