Palm Releases Cingular Treo 650 Update

Palm Releases Cingular Treo 650 Update

November 22, 2005

By: Christopher Meinck

Palm has released firmware update 1.17 for owners of the Cingular Treo 650.

The latest update offers numerous performance enhancements including:

  • Includes VersaMail 3.1c, the latest version for Cingular Wireless Treo 650, which includes an updated Mail Service (ISP) list.
  • Adds support for Gmail attachment downloads via web browser
  • Optimizes Bluetooth performance for some Motorola headsets and other car kits
  • Adds voice quality enhancements.
  • Optimizes memory handling
  • Correctly saves Auto-off power setting. This addresses an issue experienced by some users after installing updater version 1.15
  • Adds an audible beep to indicate call initiation failures
  • Improves battery life by automatically turning off screen after 30 seconds of a call (originally included in Treo 650 Update 1.15). The power savings will vary depending on usage patterns. To turn the display back on at any time, tap the screen. Do not press the red Power/End button, unless you want to end the call. The screen-off feature applies to handset mode only, not speakerphone or headset modes.

You can find directions for installation and download the Cingular 1.17 update at Palm’s website.

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