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Sprint Treo 650 Updater 1.08

Tue Mar 22, 2005 - 4:39 PM EST - By Marcus Adolfsson

palmOne today released the Sprint Treo 650 Updater 1.08, which features performance and reliability enhancements for the Treo 650 smartphone:

  • Overall voice quality improvements, including fix for voice "choppiness" some Sprint PCS customers experienced
  • Internal setting modification to allow correct access to Sprint Affiliate roaming partner networks (previously released as Sprint PCS Treo 650 Roaming Patch)
  • Non-Volatile File System improvements that optimize memory handling and free up more memory
  • TTY (also known as TDD or Text Telephone) optimizations and improvements
  • Optimizations for data calls
  • Includes VersaMail 3.0c which provides greater stability and improvements
  • Bluetooth Carkit drivers are now included in ROM (previously released as Carkit Update for Treo 650)

The update improves the memory management by reducing the overhead of storing database records in the file system. It does so by compacting more than one record into a single 512 byte block. In effect, each 512 block is divided into 16 32 byte subblocks, which allows small and large records to be stored more efficiently.

Bluetooth DUN is not addressed in the current software update, Sprint today stated that they will be delivering this capability in a future update later this year.  With the current software release, we are immediately able to address two important user issues while continuing to test our DUN implementation.

The Treo 650 Updater 1.08 will change the permanent (ROM) software in your Treo smartphone. Please set aside 30 minutes to complete the process.

Here's what happens during the upgrade:

  1. Your smartphone's user name is identified
  2. Your personal data is backed up on your PC or Mac
  3. The updater is installed on your smartphone
  4. The ROM updater runs automatically on your smartphone
  5. All your personal data and applications are erased from the smartphone
  6. The ROM software is upgraded
  7. A second HotSync operation restores the personal data and applications that were backed up earlier

Download the updater at palmOne's support site.

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