False image of new PalmOne model
A fake image is circulating of what is allegedly a new PalmOne model scheduled for a spring release. The image, depicting an alleged “Zire 73” featuring Palm OS Cobalt along with Bluetooth and WiFi, was created by a user on 1SRC.com and has since been taken as a real image of an upcoming model. The image was created from an altered picture of a Zire 72 and a screen shot of Palm OS Cobalt taken from the Palm OS Simulator.
Beta copy of Windows Mobile 2005 leaked
A user on the XDA-Developers.com website has posted not just photos of the next generation Windows Mobile OS, but an actual beta-testing ROM image fitted for the HTC Himalaya PocketPC phone, also known as the XDA II. The highly-tempermental beta software hasn’t yielded any major information about the next generation of Windows, but its existence would appear to indicate that later stage testing on the OS is going forward.
Another user also posted a beta version of ActiveSync 4.0, which is expected to be released with the new OS later this year.
Reports: T-Mobile discontinues sales of iPaq h6300
According to a bevy of reports from T-Mobile stores around the U.S., the wireless carrier has ceased selling the iPAQ h6315 PocketPC phone. Not entirely surprising, since the 6315 had extensive wireless connectivity problems, a poor form-factor, lackluster sales, and an overall anemic customer reaction. It’s uncertain what the move may indicate about the future of the 6300 line, which has been rumored to be coming out on Cingular in a matter of weeks. I wouldn’t find it that surprising if the entire line were dropped by HP in order to direct their energies at the 6500 and 6700 line of mobile communicators coming out later this year.
Firmware update for Sprint Treo 650
PalmOne has posted a firmware update, version 1.08, for Sprint-based Treo 650s. The PalmOne support site offers no explanations or information about what the update is supposed to fix. If you’re using a hacked ROM image for the 650, you must reflash the original ROM before the firmware update will run.http://www.palmone.com/us/support/downloads/treo650updater/sprint_dl.html