Cingular Releases Another Treo 650 ROM Update

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Palm, Inc. and Cingular Wireless have released a ROM update for the Treo 650 that includes a number of enhancements.

According to the two companies, this software update (version 1.17) makes the following changes:

  • Optimizes memory handling
  • Adds voice quality enhancements
  • Optimizes Bluetooth performance for certain Motorola headsets and other carkits
  • Saves Auto-off power setting
  • Includes VersaMail 3.1C, the latest version for the Treo 650 smartphone for Cingular Wireless, including an updated Mail Service (ISP) list and support for Gmail
  • Adds support for Gmail attachment downloads via web browser if viewing Gmail via the Blazer browser
  • Adds an audible beep to indicate call initiation failures
  • Improves battery life by automatically turning off screen after 30 seconds of a call (originally included in Treo 650 update 1.15).
  • Incorporates software updates previously released on Palm’s web site

This ROM update and installation instructions can be found on Palms web site.

This ROM update is only for the Cingular Wireless version of this smartphone. It contains software that is incompatible with non-Cingular phones.

What’s a ROM Update?

The ROM is where the operating system and built-in applications are stored. Changes made to the files in ROM are permanent and will survive the device undergoing a hard reset.

Updating the ROM will erase everything that’s on the device, but the data can be restored by a HotSync.

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