palmOne Issues Tungsten T5 Updater

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It’s only been on the market for about two weeks, but palmOne has already released an updater for the Tungsten T5. They’ve addressed three core issues including crashes when the calendar button is pressed and the default view is set to month.

The other fixes include:

  • Fixes an issue in Contacts when using the Menu drop down list for new entries.
  • Adjusts the Palm OS soft keyboard to prevent system instability in certain situations.

Almost everyone who has the T5 already will need the update. If your ROM version is before 10/16/2004 2:45pm, you need the update. To check your ROM version, open the Memos application and enter “.9″ on the first line. That’s the shortcut stroke, period and a nine. Once you do this, the ROM date will appear.

You can see the results on my unit before the update:


And after the update:

The update went relatively smooth, however settings for my mobile phone connection and T-Mobile GPRS services had to be configured again. During the restore Hot Sync, something failed in the re-creation of these settings.

I was expecting palmOne to update the help info surrounding the vibrating alarm issue, but that did not change. In case you missed it, a vibrating alarm is referenced in the T5 help info screen when viewing the clock details, but of course the unit does not have such capabilities.

To get the 15MB update, click here.

Related News:
palmOne’s Tungsten T5 – Good or Bad Vibrations? (10/8/2004 11:47:48 AM) – palmOne’s Tungsten T5 is confused. While there is no vibrating alarm, it seems there were plans for one at some point. In the sounds help documentation on the T5, it specfically mentions a vibrating alarm. We don’t know why palmOne decided to pull this feature, but it was either last minute or poor proofing of the software.

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