Palm, Inc. has posted on its support web site a software patch that fixes a serious bug in one of its latest smartphones.
According to Palm, ‘The Sprint 700wx SMS Patch is designed to improve the performance and reliability of the Palm Treo 700wx Text Messaging (SMS) application on the Sprint Network."
That’s a somewhat euphemistic way of saying this update allows 700wx users to send SMS messages to phones on the Verizon and T-Mobile networks, which they can’t without this patch.
Requirements and Installation
Naturally, this software is only for the Sprint version of the 700wx, as this is the only model that has this bug. It is only necessary for smartphones from this carrier running software version 1.13. Later versions will already include this bug fix.
The Sprint 700wx SMS Patch can be found on Palm’s web site. It is, of course, a free download, and installation doesn’t require a hard reset of the smartphone.
It isn’t necessary to install this patch from a PC. As it’s a CAB file, it should be possible to download the software directly to the 700wx and install it from there.
Thanks to holvoetn for the tip.