Treo 750 Windows Mobile 6 Update No Longer Available After October 31st

If you are an AT&T Treo 750 owner and looking to take advantage of Palm’s free update to Windows Mobile 6, the clock is ticking. The Treo 750 Windows Mobile 6 Update will only be available through October 31st, 2008. It will no longer be available starting November 1st. Why upgrade to Windows Mobile 6? Windows Mobile 6 provides faster downloads, improved calendar functionality, compatibility with Windows Vista along with a host of other improvements.

 

So if you are a Treo 750 owner running Windows Mobile 5, I’d recommend you visit Palm and download the free Windows Mobile 6 update for the Treo 750 while it’s available.

Windows Mobile 6 Update Now Available for US Palm Treo 750 Customers

Palm, Inc. today announced an update to Windows Mobile 6 for Palm Treo 750 smartphone customers in the United States. Windows Mobile 6 brings increased functionality, enhanced user interface and strengthened security and performance to the Treo 750 smartphone, which is offered exclusively in the United States by AT&T. The update is available today as a free download for existing Treo 750 smartphone customers.

The Treo 750 currently is available in the United States on AT&T’s 3G BroadbandConnect network, which is available in more than 200 major metropolitan areas and provides average download speeds between 600Kbps (kilobits per second) and 1,400Kbps. For those customers, the update will facilitate High-speed Download Packet Access (HSDPA) capability, allowing faster data-download speeds on 3G/UMTS/HSDPA networks(1) and access to AT&T Multimedia services: AT&T Music, CV (Video), and AT&T Mall.

“The enhanced security and productivity tools available in Windows Mobile 6 will allow people to be more productive with their Treo smartphones, said Tim McDonough, senior director of product management at Microsoft Corp. “The Windows Mobile 6 support of storage card data encryption, combined with the ability for IT departments to wipe data remotely if a device is lost, gives businesses the confidence to use Treos to accomplish critical business tasks.

Windows Mobile 6 combined with Exchange Server 2007 support is available out of the box and delivers a wide range of enhanced features, including the following:

  • Microsoft Direct Push Technology connection to email, calendar, contacts and tasks
  • Email enhancements such as HTML-formatted email messages
  • Ability to set an out-of-office message from the Treo smartphone
  • Mini-SD storage card encryption, password and PIN improvements, and remote data wipe
  • Ability to search for email messages on the Exchange server
  • Meeting request and scheduling conflict improvements
  • Improved Calendar with Day-at-a-Glance bar

The Treo 750 from AT&T is a five-band world phone with global 3G services that provides email, messaging, web browsing, and organizational capabilities.(3) The Treo 750 uses AT&T’s industry-leading international footprint, which gives users the ability to make a phone call in more than 190 countries and access data applications in more than 135 countries. This all-in-one phone is a powerful business tool that delivers advanced communication capabilities and greater productivity with quick access to information and applications.

“Palm and Microsoft’s alliance continues to bring the best mobile experience to Treo customers, said Brent Remai, vice president of business and consumer marketing, Palm, Inc. “The Treo 750’s connection to Exchange Server without the need for extra servers and middleware, combined with our unique ease of use, makes the Treo a win-win solution for IT departments and business users as they seek the most of their smartphone.

Palm’s Windows Mobile 6 update for the Treo 750 is available as a free download at Palm.

Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade for Treo 750 In The Queue

According to the Palm Blog, the long awaited updated to Windows Mobile 6 for the Treo 750 is “in the queue”.

Palm has started to take multi-unit business orders for the AT&T Treo 750 with Windows Mobile 6 pre-installed and have
promised that the commercial launch of the WinMo 6 update is “around the corner”. In the past, Palm has gotten in trouble when providing
dates for forthcoming updates, hence the vague langauge. With the Treo 750 business units shipping with Windows Mobile 6, it shouldn’t be too
much longer before the release.

Source: Official Palm Blog via WMExperts

Vodafone Treo 750 Gets Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade

Palm has released an update for Palm Treo 750v/750 customers in the UK and Netherlands. The update installs Windows Mobile 6 and offers a variety of enhancements.

Palm is expected to release a similar upgrade for US Treo 750 owners on AT&T. No confirmation on when to expect this release.

This update provides:

  • Windows Mobile 6 Professional
  • Update for Loss of System Sounds enhancement

Enhancements

  • Improved Calendar management with enhanced User Interface
  • Enhanced E-mail messaging, HTML/Smart Filtering, SharePoint access and more
  • Voice command via Bluetooth
  • USB cable charging

Vodafone customers can download the upgrade for free at Palm.

MarkSpace Adds Support For Windows Mobile 6

Mark/Space has announced the release of version 4.0 of The Missing Sync for Windows
Mobile, adding support for Windows Mobile 6 Professional along with a host of new features. Palm has announced the Treo 750 will receive an update to Windows Mobile 6. This latest update from Mark/Space ensures Mac users will have a syncing solution that supports the new Microsoft OS.

"For more than a year now, The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile has been widely regarded as the best way to connect Windows Mobile 5 devices to Mac OS X, allowing users to synchronize everything from contacts and calendars to Microsoft Office files and iTunes podcasts," said Brian Hall, Mark/Space president and CEO. "Now, with the release of version 4.0, we’re providing support for the very latest devices running Windows Mobile 6 Professional, Standard and Classic, including the HTC Touch, Motorola Q9 and upgraded Samsung Blackjack, giving Mac users complete freedom in their choice of
mobile device."

New Features

  • A new Video plugin supports importing videos taken with the built-in camera
    present on many Windows Mobile devices. These videos can be imported
    directly into an iPhoto album or into a folder of the user’s choosing
    anywhere on their Mac. This feature includes the option to delete
    successfully imported movies from the device, freeing up storage space for
    other uses.
  • The Video plugin also provides encoding and mobile playback capabilities,
    which give users the option to easily encode DRM-free QuickTime video from
    the Mac and download it to their Windows Mobile device for playback while
    on the go. A simple drag and drop begins the encoding and download process.
    A player with support for MP4 video, such as Windows Media Player Mobile
    10, is required for mobile video playback.
  • A new Call Log plugin and matching Call Log application for Mac OS X
    provide access to the log of phone calls made and received with
    phone-enabled Windows Mobile devices. During each sync operation, the Call
    Log plugin reads the call log stored on the device and copies its data to
    the Mac. The included Call Log app on the Mac can then be used to sort,
    filter, annotate and search through the list of calls and view call dates
    and durations. Integration with Apple’s Address Book application provides
    additional information related to known contacts, including company name
    and contact photo, while a toolbar button expedites the process of creating
    a new contact in Address Book from call log data. An export function
    provides the ability to use Excel or a database application to further
    manipulate the data, a useful feature for attorneys or other professionals
    who track and bill for their time.
  • Version 4.0 of The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile also includes a new SMS
    Log plugin and matching SMS Log application for Mac OS X. Working in
    combination, these components provide access to the device’s log of sent
    and received SMS text messages. Messages are grouped by contact and easily
    searched using Apple’s Spotlight technology. Like the Call Log application,
    the SMS Log application also integrates with Apple’s Address Book app to
    gather information for known contacts. This feature not only provides a
    backup for often-critical communications sent to or from a mobile device,
    but it also allows users to access that information with their Mac.

Missing Sync for Windows Mobile version 4.0 retails for $39.95 with upgrades running $24.95. For more information, please visit Mark/Space.