Palm, Inc. just released Palm Self-Paced Learning Guides for their smartphone series; it's sort of cool for users to walk through a dynamic guide rather than just plain user guide.

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When I got in there, my curiosity took me to the guide of Centro immediately. Everything seems decent, not much detail but Palm provides you enough information for new users. However, there is a Tips & Tricks section that made me Oh-O!! It's Maximize Battery Performance. See it by yourself.

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First two are okay, some may not know that Li-ion doesn't like to be drain-out. This definitely helps. Nonetheless, the third one make me think that Palm should NOT be in smart-or-stupid-phone market at all. They want us not to use our phone and turn it off. Why should we buy the phone but plan not to use it then? What is the point of mobility? let all calls be picked up by voicemail, LOL!!

Have you ever heard any manufacturer tell you this--buy phone but not to use it? Please, go back and work on only your great PDA, Palm.