Sony Posts Info on OS 4.1 Upgrade
Sony has posted details on their site for the program to upgrade the N710C from Palm OS 3.5 to OS 4.1. For the most part, this confirms the information the company released earlier on the upgrade.
In order for a N710C to be upgraded, it will need to be shipped to Sony who will install the new OS and return it, along with the same CD of apps that comes with the N760C. This program will be available on Nov. 20 and cost $50.
To begin the process, a N710C owner should call Sony at 1-877-760-7669 and request for the OS upgrade service. The Sony Handheld Service Center will then send an empty box with a pre-printed air bill to return the N710C in.
Sony is not making any guarantees about turn-around time. As its site says, "The time required for us to send the empty box and return the product after performing the service will vary significantly depending on the demand for the service. "
Many people have performed an unauthorized upgrade to OS 4.1 which made them ineligible for this upgrade and violated their warranties. As its site says, "Sony Handheld Service Center will not be able to service products which have been upgraded using unauthorized upgrade software."
Sony won't combine this with fixing a broken handheld. If a broken N710C is sent in for upgrade, it will be returned immediately.
This doesn't extend the N710C's warranty.
Thanks to nXt for the tips. -Ed
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