Palm Touchstone Accessory Winners

A few months back, we asked our readers to submit their Palm Pre Reviews and did they ever. We received almost 100 reviews  and our readers did a fantastic job offering up their opinions and rating of the Palm Pre. The sheer volume of reviews did take us by surprise, so our apologies for the late announcement as to the winners. Thank you to everyone who participated and made our Palm Pre Review section the single best resource for consumers looking for honest, thoughtful reviews of the Palm Pre.

Palm Touchstone

Congratulations to dlunceford and Linh who stood out amongst the crowd. Both have won a Palm Touchstone charging kit!

Treo 800w USB and Battery Charging Update

Palm has released a software update for the Palm Treo 800w .

 The Treo 800w USB and battery charging software update is designed to address the following:


If your device fails to detect any of the in-box USB accessories such as the power adapter, headset or sync cable, this update will resolve most of the detection issues.

Battery charging

When plugged into the charger, the device may not charge a completely discharged battery. This scenario is most likely to happen if you leave a dead battery for a few days before trying to charge it in the device.

If the device will not turn on to install the update, you should “trickle charge” the battery by connecting your device to a PC via the USB sync cable. The device will charge slowly by using the PC’s power. When the device’s battery indicator shows 25% charged, you can proceed to install the update.

 Palm “highly recommends” installing this update. You download the free update directly from Palm .