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  1.    #1  
    I have a black centro about two weeks old. Just got a new red one for my wife. Using dslreports.com to test download speed, I get about 130kbit/sec on my black one (repeatedly) and about 250 on the red one (repeatedly), at my house. As near as I can tell they are both setup almost identically. Chatter is on both. The black one has keycaps 600 and the red one doesnt. That is all the extra software. All settings in Blazer are the same. Any ideas? Or are red ones just faster (oh boy, that should start something funny)
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    Did you do the tests at the same time? Speeds will vary depending on time and day.
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    same exact time, same location. repeated over and over about 30 times with similar results.
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    Put KeyCaps on the red Centro too. I'll bet they are both about equal now.

    It's been a long time since I used KeyCaps. If I remember correctly, KeyCaps rides in the hede, which will slow the device down.

    Edit:
    Dsl reports is bad for accurate results. Use 2Wire from link below.

    http://2wire.com/?p=154&inc=bmresult&kbps=944.4

    Last edited by treotraveler; 12/18/2007 at 05:45 AM.
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    Too many variables involved to make such a bold statement. It is interesting that you made this comparison, because when my wife got her red one I did the same thing. Everytime I did the tests my black one was faster than hers. I still wouldn't come out and say that the black ones are faster than the red ones.
  6. #6  
    Everyone knows red ones go faster.

    (No, I don't mean treo's... ask any warhammer fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by godzirra View Post
    Everyone knows red ones go faster.
    Yup - just ask your friendly speedtrap-monitoring police officer.
    Treo 755s in good condition available on ebay for $50-$75. No need to pay for insurance or buy a Pre.
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    keycaps??
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    Red one is definitely faster, and the battery life is incredible. I watched slingbox for 12 hours straight and the battery was still at 99%. How do they do that by just changing the color. Amazing! With technology like that, how can anyone say palm is dead.
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    ^ What? You never heard of high speed paint? Obviously, the black paint has highly dense, tightly packed particles. It takes slightly longer for the signal to go around the highly dense, tightly packed particles in the black paint.

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    12 hours on slingbox and battery still 99%?? I think your battery meter has gone wonky...
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    Not only that... my Red Centro connects at 3.2Mbps with GPRS. The Black one must be connecting at 14kbps (max.)

    - mvk

    PS: of-course, the fact that a GSM Centro doesn't exist (yet) changes nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdaneophyte View Post
    12 hours on slingbox and battery still 99%?? I think your battery meter has gone wonky...
    I guess I forgot about the detail of having it on the charger
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    changing color makes no since why would they do that ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdrummer82 View Post
    changing color makes no since why would they do that ???
    It makes perfect sense to me. Having two color choices available was done to confuse and strike fear into the weak minded.

    There are thousands of people out there right now, sitting on the john, cross eyed, wondering if they got right color Centro. Because they are not comfortable with their sexual orientation.

    Black Centro for boyz, red Centro for girlz. Simple enough to me.

    Yep, it's a major conspiracy by Palm, in conjunction with Sprint.

    Just wait and see what happens when the GSM version becomes available in various colors with an extra slot for the SIM card.

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    To add just a little seriousness into this thread, I added Keycaps to the red centro, and it had no affect on the speed as shown by dslreports.com. I tried 2wire.com speed test as suggested, and both phones get in the mid 600 Kbps. So they were about equal, but I dont understand how this number could be so high?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgp32 View Post
    I tried 2wire.com speed test as suggested, and both phones get in the mid 600 Kbps. So they were about equal, but I dont understand how this number could be so high?
    You had a repeated poor result with dslreports. You tested both phones with 2Wire which netted a higher, equal result for both.

    What exactly are you looking for?

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    does anyone have any other proof??
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    Does this mean that the new pink one will go even faster?

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