Before palmOne’s Tungsten T5 was even available to the general public, reviewers who received units to write reviews discovered a major bug.
In the so-called Calendar Bug, if one goes into the Calendar and changes the default view from Agenda to Month View, the handheld will lock up every time the application is launched thereafter.
Unfortunately, this problem wasn’t discovered in time and at least some of the units that customers will receive have this bug.
Those who purchase a Tungsten T5 with the bug will need to visit palmOne’s web site and download a patch.
Not all T5 units will need the update. palmOne gives instructions on its support site for identifying which T5 units are affected.
Fixes Other Bugs, too
According to palmOne, the Tungsten T5 Update takes care of a few other problems, as well.
Its support site says this patch also:
- 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.
More about the Tungsten T5
The PalmOne Tungsten T5 is the company’s first handheld to have 256 MB of built-in memory. Of this, 55 MB acts the same way a Palm OS handheld’s internal memory always has. About 160 MB of its memory acts sort of like an internal SD card.
The T5 runs Palm OS Garnet on a 416 MHz Intel XScale processor.
This is the first of its series to lack the slider that was the hallmark of previous Tungsten T series models. Instead, it uses a standard tablet design. Its plastic body is 4.76 inches tall, 3.1 inches wide, and 0.6 inches thick (121 mm by 79 mm by 15 mm). The T5 weighs 5.1 ounces (145 g).
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