palmOne Releases Treo 600 Updater

Handspring Treo 600 ~ Click for LargerpalmOne has released a new Treo 600 updater. The new software update is designed to enhance performance and reliability of the Treo 600 smartphone. Each carrier is releasing an separate customized update, Sprint's version has been released first.

The Treo 600 Updater is first available from Sprint. Updates for other carriers will be released in the coming weeks as each individual carrier certifies the update for its specific network. Users that have registered with palmOne will receive and email update and you can also sign up for a list to be notified when it is released for your specific carrier.

The software release differs for various carriers’ networks, but in general, it enhances performance and reliability. The updater for Sprint ups the software version to v1.20 and some of the changes include:

  • The palmOne POP3 email client has been incorporated into the Sprint ROM. The client has been pre-configured for the Sprint PCS POP3 settings.
  • The browser now supports playback of voice memos that might be received with incoming Picture Mail messages.
  • The browser now supports playback of inline MIDI ringtones.
  • The SMS application now supports Message Priority so that users can assign high or low priority to all outgoing messages. Additionally, all incoming messages now display high or low priority.
  • The audio-quality reliability is enhanced.
  • The palmOne car kit now is supported.
  • Browser has been improved to better handle redirect links used in conjunction with the Sprint download service.
  • Software now reflects palmOne naming and branding.

The updater comes in both Windows and Macintosh versions. it requires a fully charged Treo 600 with at least 12MB device memory free for the Mac version and 6MB for the windows updater. Complete instructions and a list of updates for each carrier is available from palmOne here. Updates for other carriers are currently listed as "coming soon".

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Voice Recoder now enabled!!

gfunkmagic @ 5/13/2004 7:35:16 PM #
Voice recording works pretty well now on MovieRec 1.12 (! Also, seems to work with Audiost DVR! The mail client is also pretty cool! ;)

I support


Updated PIM apps?

stareja @ 5/13/2004 11:10:43 PM #
I haven't stretched the limits of the new ROM, but I am a bit dissapointed that the new PIM apps aren't present with this upgrade.

I do like that I can now use the latest version of MovieRec, though!

RE: Updated PIM apps?
hkklife @ 5/14/2004 10:00:18 AM #
I would expect, if ever, an update sometime around Sept/Oct (possibly earlier, like in late summer) to update all of the older Treo 600s to the new PIMs. If PLMO's feeling generous, then they may update T|C and T|T2 PIMs as well. I'd also like to see the T3 upgraded to 5.2.8 like the new Zires have.

PalmOne could garner a lot of support from the community if they could make a solid commitment that each new Treo and ever future Tungsten model (in order to further differentiate it from the Zire line) will be guaranteed at least one ROM update in its lifetime to update the OS & built-in apps. You NEVER see support claims like that from many manufacturers nowadays and it would help keep POS users from migrating to (at best) Sony or Tapwave and at worst, defecting to the PPC camp.

Voice recording?

margerum @ 5/14/2004 2:50:39 AM #
So does the Treo 600 support voice record via the SndStream functions? Is there a voice recording button on the phone?

RE: Voice recording?
stareja @ 5/14/2004 10:16:01 AM #
There is no voice recording software on the Treo600 and no button dedicated to voice record. However, there is 3rd party software that will, with this update, allow you to do voice recording. This also enables MovieRec to record sound on the Sprint Treo600.
RE: Voice recording?
Fred Clark @ 5/14/2004 9:49:03 PM #
With the Audacity Digital Voice Recorder Personal or Professional Versions you can launch the application with a hardware button and then control the record and playback with the navigation pad. Very full featured applications. The Professional is targeted to doctors and lawyers etc. using it for dictation. Web site is


ok, verizon

icantremember @ 5/14/2004 1:10:35 PM #
we're ready!

Just updated my Treo 600

winstein @ 5/16/2004 2:55:18 PM #
The SMS is finally working in the Chicago area. So far I was able to send SMS to AT&T and T-Mobile users (other then Sprint that is).


bgoldsm @ 5/17/2004 6:15:33 PM #
I have made 3 attempts to install the latest update...each time my Treo 600 goes into a soft reset loop which only a hard reset can save...Thoughts?
RE: Trouble?
stareja @ 5/19/2004 9:56:08 AM #
There's a lengthy thread on the treocentral discussion forums about this.

The general concensus is, you have to disable all 3rd party tools (treo butler, allero, etc) do a full backup (most recommend backupman) and follow the directions to the "T".

Treo 600 question

beneden @ 5/18/2004 3:19:08 AM #

I have a question for Treo owners:

What happens when you, say, synchronize (or backup to SD card) and get a phone call at the same time?



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