|Wed Sep 4, 2002 - 9:48 AM EDT - By Marcus Adolfsson|
Treo GPRS Upgrade Software Download
For use on Treo 180, 180g and 270 communicators
(Version 1.0 for development and evaluation purposes.)
Now you can take advantage of persistent-connection GPRS data services and communicate faster and more efficiently!
The Treo GPRS Software Upgrade allows your Treo communicator to take advantage of Singtel's always-on packet data, or GPRS, networks designed for delivering data faster and more reliably.
Note: The Treo GPRS Upgrade Software version 1.0 is being made available to selected Treo users in Singapore for development and evaluation purposes. If you do not have an immediate need for GPRS functionality, we recommend waiting for the version 1.1 of this software.
See instructions below for details on how to install the upgrade:
Step 1: Make sure you have everything you need
To install the Treo GPRS Upgrade Software, you need:
You also need a desktop computer with:
Step 2: Upgrade your Treo to GPRS
The Treo GPRS Upgrade Software will:
1. Back up the personal data from your Treo communicator to your desktop computer
2. Download the upgrade program onto your device
3. Upgrade the radio and built-in software of your device
4. Restore your personal data from your desktop computer to your Treo communicator
5. Install GPRS network settings for your mobile service provider
(On average, this process will take approximately 20 minutes to complete on a USB port.)
Step 3: Use GPRS to browse the web
Also check out these new features
New Mute Button: Your Treo communicator will now have Mute button when you place a call - allowing you to manage conference more effectively and provide user flexibility
Instant Access to Speakerphone: You no longer have to wait for a call to connect to access the speakerphone function.
Better Web Browsing on Blazer: On a Treo 180 and 180g you can now use
the rocker switch on Treo to scroll and click on embedded links in Web pages for
one-handed navigation. You can also enter text directly into Web pages-no more
waiting for a text window to pop-up. (Functionality already exists on Treo 270.)
* In some instances, you may miss a phone call while you are actively using the Internet.
Need more information? For more information regarding the installation and usage of the Treo communicator GPRS upgrade, go to our support page or contact Handspring's exclusive distributor, Grandtech Singapore at (9) 415 1666.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is GPRS?
A. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is one way to connect to the Internet. Some of the major features of GPRS are:
- An always-on, persistent Internet connection-you no longer need a dial-up modem connection to get on the Internet. This comes in handy for sending quick emails or accessing a Web page immediately to check the weather or a stock price.
- Faster, more reliable data delivery than a regular dial-up connection.
- You're charged only for the data you send and receive (bullet taken from Singtel Web site)
Q. Who needs GPRS? (section taken from the Singtel Web site)
A. Anyone who�
- sends data regularly
- wants to be able to receive data without having to connect to the network first
- needs to send data files over the network
Q. How do I check to see how much memory is available on my Treo?
A. Go to the Applications Launcher, choose Menu -> App -> Info -> Size This memory is required to install and execute the updater but is restored after the update is complete.
Q: How do I temporarily free up a large amount of memory on my handheld to accommodate the upgrade?
A: Purge and archive old records
Your handheld retains the data in built-in applications (Date Book, Address Book, To Do List, Memo Pad) until you tell it otherwise. This means that all your old appointments are still clogging your Date Book, and all your completed To Do List items are still stored in memory.
- Purge old emails
If you have an email application on your handheld (Treo Mail, One Touch Mail, Eudora Mail, Palm Mail, etc.), those old emails can take up a lot of memory. Refer to the documentation for your email to learn how to archive or delete older emails.
Q. What if I don't have PocketMirror 3.12 or higher?
A. Latest version is PocketMirror Standard v.3.1.2 PocketMirror Standard is part of the Palm Desktop installer included with your handheld. The updaters for PocketMirror Standard version are routinely made available free on the Chapura support website [embed URL http://download.chapura.com/public_downloads/PM StdUpdate.exe]
Q. Will the Treo GPRS Software Upgrade affect the data already on my Treo?
A. Nothing happens to your user data as long as you follow the instructions in the Treo GPRS Software Upgrade installer. Before installing the Treo GPRS Software Upgrade, our instructions tell you to perform a HotSync operation to backup your existing information onto your desktop computer. This is the most important step to ensure you don't lose your data. The Treo GPRS Software Upgrade erases everything on your device-it can't be avoided. It is, therefore, extremely important that you backup your data on your desktop computer first. After you've installed the Treo GPRS Software Upgrade, you will perform another HotSync operation. At that time, backed-up user data will be restored to your device.
Q. Are any special settings required on my Treo to use GPRS?
a. No, all of the required GPRS data connection settings for Singtel Singapore's network are already pre-configured in the device. Once you have properly upgraded your Treo, you are ready to connect to the Internet and visit your favorite Web sites. (GPRS activation on your Singtel Singapore account is also required. Contact your Singtel customer representative for assistance.)
Q. What happens if the upgrade installation is unsuccessful?
A. First make sure you have met all of the minimum requirements necessary for the Treo GPRS Software Upgrade. If you feel you have done everything correctly in the installation process and the upgrade does not work, contact customer support
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