ROM Update Now Available for iPAQ h6315

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HP has released a ROM update for the iPAQ h6315. This is intended to fix many of the problems customers have had with this cellular-wireless Pocket PC.

According to HP, this software update offers:

  • Improved overall stability
  • Improved Bluetooth performance
  • Improved voice quality
  • Improved email performance
  • Other general improvements

HP iPAQ h6300 T-Mobile U.S.A. is the only wireless carrier offering h6315, and therefore the ROM update can be found on T-Mobile’s web site. It is, of course, available free of charge.

In February, HP released versions of this ROM update for two non-U.S. h6300 series models.

An Important Update

T-Mobile U.S.A. began selling the h6315 in August of last year. Since that time this cellular-wireless Pocket PC has not done terribly well, and users had performance complaints and stability problems with the device.

Because of this, T-Mobile stopped offering the h6315 earlier this month.

However, according to a leaked internal document, T-Mobile is not giving up hope on the h6315. If T-Mobile is sufficiently pleased with this ROM update, the carrier will begin offering the h6315 again.

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 handheld, including the contents of the File Store.

Thanks to msmobiles.com for the tip.

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