Palm Fixes Memory Problem on Cingular Treo 650

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Palm has released a significant system software update for the Cingular Wireless version of the Treo 650.

This ROM update permanently fixes the problem this smartphone has with the way it stores data.

More Storage Space

When the Treo 650 first began arriving in users’ hands, they noticed it couldn’t hold as many applications and files as they expected. This is because this model handled memory much less efficiently than previous Palm OS devices.

The update Palm has just released takes care of this problem, and those Cingular Wireless customers who install it will notice that their Treo 650 will be able to hold more data.

Treo 650 ROM updates that fix this problem have already been released for the Sprint and the unlocked versions of this smartphone. The Verizon Wireless version of the Treo 650 debuted without the problem.

Other Changes

In addition to making this device more memory efficient, Treo 650 Updater 1.15 includes VersaMail 3.0c, the latest version of Palm’s email application.

It also increases the Treo 650’s battery life by automatically turning off the screen 30 seconds into phone calls. Palm believes that most users will not notice the change because the handset is next to the ear, and the screen can be turned back on by tapping on it.

Other changes include:

  • voice quality enhancements
  • “Get Good” application
  • two software patches previously released

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

For more information, or to download Treo 650 Updater 1.15 for Cingular Wireless, visit the Palm web site.

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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