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Is a Powder Pink Palm Centro Unprofessional?

Powder Pink Phone: Pretty or Pretty Unprofessional?

Savvy gal just_kelly was just offered a job as a management analyst for her state. She's ready to buy her first smartphone — a working girl must be organized — but is wondering if the Palm Centro in powder pink will make an unprofessional impression. Help her decide if she should follow her powder-pink heart by voting below!

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thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
Go for it. It's not like it's hot pink; I could see people perceiving that as unprofessional. But it's more of a dusty pink - one could even think of it as a light burgundy, perhaps? - and it's much more un-obtrusive. Congratulations and good luck with your new job!
laurel9894 laurel9894 9 years
it depends. if your a hard worker, who cares what your phone looks like. its not for your co-workers/clients. its for you. if the people criticize you for your phone- its not your problem
Nanna-Babee Nanna-Babee 9 years
Be yourself and get the phone you want. I've worked in corporate American and seen much worse. Not to mention being in a very upscale meeting with clients and have your BOSS'S ringtone be something really not fit for polite company!
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
I love pink accessories! I told my hubs the minute they come out with colored iphones I am turning my iphone in for a pink one.
starkiss23 starkiss23 9 years
I wouldn't personally carry one, but I don't think it's unprofessional.
Nickey Nickey 9 years
I have it in red and love the phone. I don't think the color has anything to do with professionalism. There are a ton of people at my job who bought the iPhone and that's not even considered a smart phone and definitley isn't considered unprofessional here.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I have it in black, and every time I leave it out in the open some guy will inevitably grab it off my desk and start pushing buttons because it looks cool. Get the pink- trust me. It would help keep their grubby hands off your phone!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that it's fine for it to be in pink. i think that when it's unprofessional is to put 'bling' all over it - that's a bit over the top. but manufacturers make colors for a reason - be an individual
lulamaegirl lulamaegirl 9 years
I agree with most of the other commentors. As long as you retain your professional demeanor and dress, a girly accessory is perfect to keep your feminity and individuality.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 9 years
I think it's cute.I saw go for it.
marthalilian126 marthalilian126 9 years
I'm a business analyst for a wealthy management firm and I have a pink phone. I normally wear pink sweaters. AND I have a Hello Kitty! calendar (that our copy room people print for me every month) that hangs up on my wall. Hey, I am who I am and you know what, if it brings a smile to my face, then they should be happy too!
amberjade amberjade 9 years
colors add fun to life.
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
I work in a very large company, at a divisional headquarters, and I wouldn't hesitate to carry that phone. It's cute!
Kaysnowboarder Kaysnowboarder 9 years
I am in a male dominated feild and play golf with a lot of frat boys. My golf clubs have pink grips and a pink putter. When I out drive the guys - no one says anything about the color of my clubs. Go for it!!
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
Legally Blonde, anyone? This phone is Fab-u-lous!
BlackPowerBunny BlackPowerBunny 9 years
i don't think the phone you use speaks anything about being a professional. however, bad grammar...i'd focus on that.
Angelica Angelica 9 years
I say go for it - If anything it will be a conversation starter at meetings when everyone is waiting to join the room.
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
I don't think I would use this for work even though pink is my favorite color. My main gripe about pink phones and colored phones is that when they get scratched...the color tends to peel easily around that area.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
It doesn't matter. Go for it. I have never sat in a meeting and thought she has a pink phone how unprofessional. I usually want to see what kind of cool gadget it is.
isobelstevens isobelstevens 9 years
I think it's cute. Your phone shouldn't be a judge of your professionalism.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
I sort of hate to admit that I would probably judge a girl in the workplace who was using a pink phone as their primary source of communication... but it really depends on your workplace and your co-workers. If your co-workers are mostly male and it's an "old boys club" kind of workplace, I'd be wary about it. If it's more laid-back, I suppose it wouldn't matter too much.
Smart-Living Smart-Living 9 years
I think the shade of pink makes it totally acceptable — hot pink would be a whole other story!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i luv it and would happily sport it!
lawchick lawchick 9 years
I am a corporate lawyer and there is no way I could get away with a pink phone (sigh) or even "worse," pink laptop :(
Row-D Row-D 9 years
I love it. But I'm a cosmetics buyer so I can get away with lots of stuff. ... Depends on work environment. I doubt if Condy Rice would buy a pink phone.
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