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    If you buy directly from Palm, the Centro battery and charger costs $39.99:

    http://store.palm.com/product/index....entPage=family


    The Treo battery and charger costs $59.99:

    http://store.palm.com/product/index....entPage=family

    Is this just a blatent attempt to steal our money? Aren't both batteries chargers identical? Or, as the title states...Am I missing something?

    Thanks
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    The centro version is on sale. It used to be $59.99.

    I could have sworn someone said the centro version has slightly different connectors but the consensus seems to be that they're the same batteries so I have no idea if there are any differences at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildrage View Post
    If you buy directly from Palm, the Centro battery and charger costs $39.99:

    http://store.palm.com/product/index....entPage=family


    The Treo battery and charger costs $59.99:

    http://store.palm.com/product/index....entPage=family

    Is this just a blatent attempt to steal our money? Aren't both batteries chargers identical? Or, as the title states...Am I missing something?

    Thanks
    You're missing the fact that the Centro charger is "on sale" and the 800w charger is not. Yes, they are likely identical. "Steal" is a pretty strong word - just marketing

    BTW, I bought an OEM battery on eBay for $10 (free shipping) that's the same model# as the battery in my 800w. Works just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasracer View Post
    The centro version is on sale. It used to be $59.99.

    I could have sworn someone said the centro version has slightly different connectors but the consensus seems to be that they're the same batteries so I have no idea if there are any differences at all.
    They're identical. In fact, same exact part #.
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    I didn't see that it was on sale. I still think it's a little sketchy that the same store is selling identical items for a different amount of money.

    Reminds me of my Cadillac. Lots of parts from Chevy cars would fit, and had identical part numbers, but charged almost twice as much if you asked for the 'Cadillac' version.

    I guess its the same logic...we have the 'Cadillac' of Palm devices..

    Oh well...I guess that's just retail lol..
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildrage View Post
    I didn't see that it was on sale. I still think it's a little sketchy that the same store is selling identical items for a different amount of money.

    Reminds me of my Cadillac. Lots of parts from Chevy cars would fit, and had identical part numbers, but charged almost twice as much if you asked for the 'Cadillac' version.

    I guess its the same logic...we have the 'Cadillac' of Palm devices..

    Oh well...I guess that's just retail lol..

    Yes ... that's retail.

    I would also guess that the Centro part is in Centro-specific packaging, and they want to clear it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willysp View Post
    I would also guess that the Centro part is in Centro-specific packaging, and they want to clear it out.
    Most reasonable answer.

    Once they clear out the Centro stuff, we'll most likely see a "universal" battery rather than Centro only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildrage View Post
    If you buy directly from Palm, the Centro battery and charger costs $39.99:

    http://store.palm.com/product/index....entPage=family


    The Treo battery and charger costs $59.99:

    http://store.palm.com/product/index....entPage=family

    Is this just a blatent attempt to steal our money? Aren't both batteries chargers identical? Or, as the title states...Am I missing something?

    Thanks
    hi

    I have the Treo 800w battery charger, bought it from palm. It has the micro USB connector which I suspect the Centro charger would not have.

    The treo charger has one connection for the older treo AC adaptors and another for the new micro USB one.

    The batteries for both phones (Treo 800w & Centro) are the same, just go to any Sprint corp store and they can give them to you.

    Use coupon PLMREG when shopping on palm.com to get 20% off.

    BigMots
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMots View Post
    I have the Treo 800w battery charger, bought it from palm. It has the micro USB connector which I suspect the Centro charger would not have.
    This is true. The Centro does not have a MicroUSB connector but I don't believe any part of this charger actually connects to the phone so it's probably the exact same part #.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasracer View Post
    This is true. The Centro does not have a MicroUSB connector but I don't believe any part of this charger actually connects to the phone so it's probably the exact same part #.
    Maybe / may not be the same part #, but without a micro USB connection, you would not be able to use it with the Treo 800 AC adaptor and/or a micro USB cable etc.

    BigMots

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