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New Treo 650 Cingular Updater 1.17

Yesterday Palm released its latest Updater 1.17 for Cingular’s Treo 650 which fixes some past issues as well as providing new performance enhancements.  These include:

  • Includes VersaMail 3.1c, the latest version for Cingular Wireless Treo 650, which includes an updated Mail Service (ISP) list.
  • Adds support for Gmail attachment downloads via web browser
  • Optimizes Bluetooth performance for some Motorola headsets and other car kits
  • Adds voice quality enhancements.
  • Optimizes memory handling
  • Correctly saves Auto-off power setting. This addresses an issue experienced by some users after installing updater version 1.15
  • Adds an audible beep to indicate call initiation failures
  • Improves battery life by automatically turning off screen after 30 seconds of a call (originally included in Treo 650 Update 1.15). The power savings will vary depending on usage patterns. To turn the display back on at any time, tap the screen. Do not press the red Power/End button, unless you want to end the call. The screen-off feature applies to handset mode only, not speakerphone or headset modes. 
  • Incorporates three software patches previously released on Palm's website:
    • Treo 650 Updater 1.15 (released July 2005): Provides non-volatile file system improvements (info); includes "Get Good" application which facilitates faster, wireless installation of Good Technology’s GoodLink email software for business customers
    • Carkit Update for Treo 650 (Bluetooth carkit drivers)
    • Treo 650 Voicemail Updater 1.04 for Cingular Wireless

Overall it appears that Treonauts have been extremely happy with this update and report other fixes from those listed by Palm such as:

  • An attachment problem with Activesync and Documents To Go is resolved
  • The long dial tone (DTMF) problem has been fixed and the volume is louder
  • Fixes the bug which would turn off the screen after 30 seconds even when the auto-off was set at 1 minute or more in the Prefs
  • Additional free memory

As always please make sure to carefully read the Updater 1.17 instructions for Cingular’s Treo 650 before proceeding but overall this is a fairly simple and painless process which should take about 20 minutes to complete.

Treonauts are even happier after an update

Posted by Andrew on November 23, 2005 at 05:00 AM

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by SinOrange | Jul 13, 2006 11:02:33 AM

Applied the 1.17 CNB updater to my formerly AT&T unlocked Cingular treo. Updater worked fine, but now I cannot use internet or email with my unlimited data plan! Spent hours on the phone with 3 Cingular reps and 1 Palm rep. Nothing for it, but to try a hard reset. No thanks. I'm cancelling the data plan and going to use wifi exclusively for internet and email, as my Enfora wifi sled still works just fine.

by Rob | Jul 25, 2006 11:42:36 AM

My company is moving to TMobile and purchased me a Cingular Treo 650 to use on that network. How do I know if the phone is locked/unlocked?

by Mark | Sep 13, 2006 7:33:36 PM

I had an unlocked Treo 600 which recently died on me. I am a legacy AT&T customer. I have just purchased a LOCKED Cingular Treo 650 with firmware 1.51 and software Treo650-1b.17-CNG already installed. I want to know how to unlock it so that I can use my AT&T sim card. Can I revert back to the older firmware to unlock the phone i.e. use the 1.23 Firmware update to the 1.28 Firmware upgrade via SD card method?

by chris | May 31, 2007 9:03:11 PM

I just bounced from Cingular to TMobile - I need to get my internet and e-mail working...any recos for resetting to internet will work with the new service? Thanks for any recos.

by John | Jun 5, 2008 6:28:09 PM

my palm treo 650 unlocked wont read my sims please help. My sims is a 3g and works in my other phone. I have a cingular account it states my sims wont work in this phone that is the error message

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