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    Assuming the "centro" is as small as the BB Pearl and a little bit thinner, I think it's a very good idea.

    I think it will do what the 680 couldn't do with all its fancy color, that is, reaching a different segment and a new range of audience.

    Well, it all depends on how small the new phone is.

    Oh yeah, I have my frame suit on, go ahead.
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    The problem is that I don't believe it is very thin. In fact, it looks rather thick.

    Surur
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    Quote Originally Posted by surur View Post
    The problem is that I don't believe it is very thin. In fact, it looks rather thick.

    Surur
    Thin & wide

    or

    Thick & narrow

    That seems to be choices out there with most landing in the first group. Personally, I find "super thin" devices to be off putting if they end up being very wide, like the Moto Q.

    But until we get actual specs and better comparison shots, this is just conjecture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surur View Post
    The problem is that I don't believe it is very thin. In fact, it looks rather thick. Surur
    This is the second time I've read that. Has anyone actually seen a photo of it from the side? Or better yet, seen one. Just wondering how thick it is.
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    I think that this device should come with features that would put it at around 200.00 I think that is a fair price for a pda and cell phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malatesta View Post
    Thin & wide

    or

    Thick & narrow

    That seems to be choices out there with most landing in the first group. Personally, I find "super thin" devices to be off putting if they end up being very wide, like the Moto Q.

    But until we get actual specs and better comparison shots, this is just conjecture.
    BB can do thin and narrow with the Pearl...How come Palm can't?
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    Laziness? Resting on their laurels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KStewart View Post
    BB can do thin and narrow with the Pearl...How come Palm can't?
    Define thin.

    Moto Q is 11.5mm (63mm wide)

    BB Pearl is 14.5 mm (50mm wide; no full KB)

    BB Curve is 15.5mm (61mm wide)


    HTC Cavalier is 13.5 mm (62.5mm wide)

    That doesn't come across as being extremely thin, does it? What makes it so special? The Cavalier comes across as the best dimensions for a full QWERTY device, why can't BB match that?

    Now what are the dimensions of the Centro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malatesta View Post
    Define thin.

    Moto Q is 11.5mm (63mm wide)

    BB Pearl is 14.5 mm (50mm wide; no full KB)

    BB Curve is 15.5mm (61mm wide)


    HTC Cavalier is 13.5 mm (62.5mm wide)

    That doesn't come across as being extremely thin, does it? What makes it so special? The Cavalier comes across as the best dimensions for a full QWERTY device, why can't BB match that?

    Now what are the dimensions of the Centro?
    Thanks...pre hi-jacked photos gave me the assumption of the Centro being a comparable size to the Pearl with the exception of being a little thick. The Pearl's height width and thickness seems to be rightfully proportional wich looks real good and feels the same as well.
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    does the touch screen prohibit thinness?

    none of those bb have it.
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    Here's a picture of the back of the device - looks pretty thick.

    http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4...9ef1c9flp8.jpg

    I also recall an end-on picture which looks pretty bad also.


    A little bit of googling turned up all the other pictures also.

    http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4...9fb8810qx7.jpg

    http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5...9faf769ix9.jpg

    They are clearly trying, like on the LifeDrive, to use aggressive inward sloping of the back to hide thickness.

    Surur
    Last edited by surur; 08/17/2007 at 08:02 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surur View Post
    Here's a picture of the back of the device - looks pretty thick.

    They are clearly trying, like on the LifeDrive, to use aggressive inward sloping of the back to hide thickness.

    Surur
    Like I said, till we get actual dimensions and comparisons to existing devices, "looks" from blurry photos can be deceiving.

    I'm not saying it's the thinnest device but I don't think it's too thick either. It's definitely narrow though.

    The "aggressive inward slopping" is not to hide thickness but rather for ergonomics. Super thin, yet flat devices, feel odd in the hand as it leaves a large space between your Palm (lol) and the phone, so you end up gripping it with just the fingers pads and base of the thumb.

    Even though my Q is significantly thinner than my Treo, the Treo still feels more natural since its width and round back make it a better fit. Palm won't abandon that roundness and if so, I'm actually happy about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surur View Post
    Here's a picture of the back of the device - looks pretty thick.

    http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4...9ef1c9flp8.jpg

    I also recall an end-on picture which looks pretty bad also.


    A little bit of googling turned up all the other pictures also.

    http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4...9fb8810qx7.jpg

    http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5...9faf769ix9.jpg

    They are clearly trying, like on the LifeDrive, to use aggressive inward sloping of the back to hide thickness.

    Surur
    Lord in the heavens, it looks ugly, so darn ugly, so hideous. Where is the design? Last i checked, first impressions still count.

    Maybe HTC can volunteer some of their design people to Palm, long term.
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    I don't care what anyone says, I like it. I think it's sharp.
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    The ipod color scheme may or may not fly; but, the feedback I've gotten from the youth among me is verrrrrry positive. When one of them saw it was only $99, the quote was "Wow! Cool!" And at that price, parents may not need as much convincing. This device may not be for you, but it's target is a very lucrative one. Maybe it will gain enough momentum from time of release to be a hot holiday item. I would be even more confident in it's success if I had more confidence in Palm's ability to market... and actually saw a few specs.
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    IMHO I dont like a phone to thin. Holding a razor to your hear for a 10 minute conversation is damn uncomfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merovingian View Post
    Lord in the heavens, it looks ugly, so darn ugly, so hideous. Where is the design? Last i checked, first impressions still count.

    Maybe HTC can volunteer some of their design people to Palm, long term.
    This just goes to prove the old saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I would like to see another color, but I really like what I see of this phone so far. My wife got rid of her 600 in May when we went to Sprint and didn't want the 755 because she didn't use the features enough to continue carrying such a big phone. If this one was out back then I'm sure she'd have it now instead of a Katana. Heck, for that matter, I might have had one instead of a 755.
    Last edited by RickMG; 08/18/2007 at 12:05 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KabukiAssassin View Post
    I don't care what anyone says, I like it. I think it's sharp.
    So does my daughter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by surur View Post
    They are clearly trying, like on the LifeDrive, to use aggressive inward sloping of the back to hide thickness.
    Surur
    Seems to me that they curved it for comfort in your hand.

    Quote Originally Posted by Merovingian View Post
    Lord in the heavens, it looks ugly, so darn ugly, so hideous. Where is the design? Last i checked, first impressions still count.


    My father, who was an amature artist had a saying that I think fits perfectly with all the people posting such negative posts concerning this phone.

    "Only a damn fool judges unfinished work"

    Now, trust me, I'm not calling anyone a damn fool, I'm just saying that in this case, not one of us has had one in our hands to see the finished product, so it would be much better to wait until we actually see one to judge. And, anyone here whose seen my posts on my experience with the company knows, I am not a lover of the Palm company. (I do love their product though)
    Last edited by RickMG; 08/18/2007 at 12:25 AM.
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    I have to admit, the more I look at the Centro, the more attractive it gets.
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