Palm Centro and M8: marriage made in heaven

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Jerry3904
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Palm Centro and M8: marriage made in heaven

#1 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:07 pm

This is totally cool! Got tired of carrying around my PDA and a cell phone, wanted a smartphone that would synch with Kontact.

Snooped around the web, finally bought a Palm Centro from Verizon (US$90 with a new 2-yr plan), activated it, connected it to the desktop, saw in dmesg that it was recognized, followed Wiki Palm directions, fired up KPilot, pressed the synch button on the Centro and--SHAZAM!--everything loaded up fine. Tested two-way synch: no problem. Followed bluetooth directions in the User's Manual Section 5.8 (who writes such useful stuff?!) to pair the devices, and I am in heaven.

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#2 Postby mariel77 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:20 pm

I'm glad you like the Centro; my daughter wanted one for Christmas, but then changed her mind at the last minute. I'm waiting for the Pre (at least I think I am. :)
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#3 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:35 pm

The Pre looks like it should be terrific, but I haven't seen a price yet.
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#4 Postby mariel77 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:30 am

Jerry3904 wrote: but I haven't seen a price yet.

I haven't either; that's why I only think I might want it. LOL!
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