Handspring Releases Treo Update
Many early adopters of the Handspring Treo have complained that their smartphones had significantly shorter standby times than Treo models sold just a couple of months later. Fortunately, this turns out to not have been a hardware problem but a software one. Handspring has released the Treo 180 Series Updater 1.0 which will increase the standby battery life to approximately 100 hours from about 60 hours.
Not all Treo users need this update because Handspring started including the improvements on shipping models a while back. Handspring's support page has instructions for figuring out whether any Treo can make use of the update.
The Updater does more than just increase standby battery life. It also adds an advanced dialog for call forwarding and an improved dialog for ringer preferences. It adds a language picker, though your Palm Desktop and synchronization software must be in the same language as your handheld. The Updater also makes other small improvements, like typo corrections.
Thanks to Larry for the tip. -Ed
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