The "1-Minute" Review
There has been no shortage of admonitions directed at Palm over the past year, from criticizing their dated OS to cosmetic and aesthetic complaints.
But Palm is selling millions of Centros. It’s simple, we geeks may look down our noses at the antiquated operation system, but in a recent conversation with a cell phone store owner I learned that people just plain like them.
The Centro 690 is a capable smart phone that gets most of the important details right. Buttons you can push, a responsive touch screen, a wealth of 3rd party apps to choose from to customize and maximize your device, and good call quality.
The Centro 690 has lost some weight from its prior iteration, making it even more attractive. Out of the box you’ve got yourself an easy-to-use device with Bluetooth, Ev-Do support, push email so you can receive those Nigerian lottery winnings even quicker and a suite of productivity applications.
A recurring theme among users is that it is easy to use. The folks at Palm have created a device for people that have never owned a smart phone and may be intimidated by more sophisticated options.
If you would like to trade up from to a device that is simple to use, will make your day easier and safer, take a look at the Centro 690.
What the Critics Are Saying...
Prices (Where to Buy)
Palm released the Centro 690 on September 27, 2007.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Palm Centro 690 user manual here.
Palm backs up the Centro 690 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Centro 690 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Palm support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Palm's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.