Third-Party Patches Fix Tungsten T3 Speed Bug

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A major bug in Palm’s new Tungsten T3 has been identified and, thanks to the efforts of some third-party developers, two patches are available.

After a Tungsten T3 has been reset and then been turned off and then on again, its performance will be significantly slower than normal. This has been confirmed by Brighthand. A device that has undergone this process gets a score of 2419 on the benchmarking application Speedy 2.6, while the same device’s regular score is 5357.

Fortunately, Jonatan Fernstad from has written a small freeware patch that, once installed on the T3, clears up this problem. According to Mr.Fernstad, the bug is caused by the audio hardware not being initialized correctly after the T3 powers back on.

T3PowerOnBugFix can be downloaded from the web site.

Upadate: A second patch is also available. Robert Hildinger of has written T3 Optimizer, a system preference panel that fixes this bug. It can be downloaded from his web site.

It is not known at this time if this has any effect on the T3’s other known problem, in which the device won’t recognize some SD cards.

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