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Treo 750 Upgrade To Windows Mobile 6 Available Soon

Treo WM6 UpdateFollowing the recent Microsoft announcement of its new Windows Mobile 6 (see WM6 On Treo 750), Palm yesterday confirmed that existing Treo 750 owners around the world will soon (no set date yet) be able to update their exisiting Windows Mobile 5 smartphones to this latest version.

A specific benefit of this update for AT&T/Cingular customers is that it will also facilitate High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) capability – bringing significantly faster data-download speeds on 3G/UMTS/HSDPA networks.

Windows Mobile 6 paired with Exchange Server 2007 will deliver email enhancements such as:

  • HTML-formatted email messages,
  • the ability to set an out-of-office message remotely,
  • live links to Microsoft SharePoint documents,
  • new mobile versions of Microsoft Office Outlook, Office Word, Office Excel and Office PowerPoint,
  • improved look, feel and usability of the operating system,
  • early reports also point to a much faster user experience.

Additionally, Microsoft's Direct Push Technology continues to be available out of the box, giving Exchange users fast, automatic wireless updates of their email, calendar items, contacts and tasks without additional third-party software or fees.

Evidently this update announcement is terrific news for all existing Treo 750 owners who were until now concerned about whether an upgrade to WM6 might become available or not.  Having said this, Palm has not yet indicated if the update will be made freely available or if it will come at a cost (I’m assuming a free update though).

Separately, I would also like to point out that the Treo 750 is now available in the Treonauts Shop with “No Contract” for only $539.95 or with a contract for as little as $149.95 (after rebates).

Finally, Treo 650 owners can also benefit from another recent Palm upgrade which now offers them with Microsoft Exchange Direct Push capabilities – providing those connected to an Exchange Server fast and automatic wireless updates of email, calendar and contact information.  This Direct Push Update can be purchased for a nominal $2.99 and also requires VersaMail v3.5 available separately for $12.98.

Treonauts always get the latest updates

Posted by Andrew on March 28, 2007 at 06:54 AM

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by chris | Mar 28, 2007 8:42:42 AM

just an fyi to treo650 owners - if you upgrade with directpush and versamail, there maybe a problem with the treo recognizing your existing SSL certificate on your webmail site. i encountered this problem and found this KB article -

by cam | Mar 28, 2007 9:36:38 AM

Any word on when or if there will be an update for us 700wx owners? Or are we the red headed stepchild when compared to the 750?

by Sheriff of Ballsville | Mar 28, 2007 10:09:40 AM


by esq | Mar 28, 2007 10:32:04 AM

Any word whether there is a Treo 750 with Palm OS in the works?

by treonut | Mar 28, 2007 12:26:37 PM

I have an itching question around data support overseas. I currently have a Sprint Treo 700p which of course will not work when I travel overseas (primarily Eastern Europe currently).

I would almost spring for an unlocked Treo 750 if I knew that I could use the phone and get DATA service relatively cheaply (without of course needing to be tethered to Cingular for 2y (or T-Mobile for that matter)).

Any comments on this?

by TazUk | Mar 28, 2007 2:45:47 PM

@Treonut, you'd need to see what the carriers in each of the countries you plan to visit offer. In the UK T-Mobile are the only ones with cheap data plans.

by Bob | Mar 28, 2007 5:00:48 PM

Does anyone have a recommendation for a low cost Exchange Hosting service for personal use? I only need one account with minimal storage. Thanks.

by Jeff | Mar 29, 2007 3:35:32 AM

A quick question for you guys... I'm using Cingular (AT&T) as my cell provider. Currently I have an unlimited data plan on my sim for my Treo.

If I put my sim in an HSDPA device, can I receive HSPDA or do I need a new plan?

I guess what I'm really asking is this: is there an additional fee with Cingular to use HSDPA if I already have EDGE support? And, if not, do I need to do anything to get HSDPA data (assuming I have an HSDPA device)?

MANY, MANY thanks in advance!

by clee | Mar 29, 2007 11:50:52 AM

Jeff - Great question. I've been wondering the same. More specifically for my situation, I am still using the 650 in hopes that there is a 750P looming. Also of concern is that I have an ATT sim card. I have been month to month with Cingular for some time and pay $40 phone and $25 unlimited data. I have seen postings for 3G capable sim cards. Is this something I will have to switch over to? Will it create a situation where I do have to renew my plan in order to take advantage of the HSDPA?

by AndrewC | Apr 2, 2007 10:43:16 AM

Question: Does anyone know if this new WM6 supports 320x320 resolution for the Treo screen?

by Richard | Apr 2, 2007 5:01:11 PM

To my knowledge, and based upon my own experience, there is no difference between how GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSDPA are billed. The same plan you use for EDGE today will provide you with 3G speeds. This has been my experience. As stated above, you will however need to get a 3G sim card, which comes with any 3G capable phone if purchased directly from Cingular.

by Richard | Apr 2, 2007 5:02:37 PM

To my knowledge, and based upon my own experience, there is no difference between how GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSDPA are billed. The same plan you use for EDGE today will provide you with 3G speeds. This has been my experience. As stated above, you will however need to get a 3G sim card, which comes with any 3G capable phone if purchased directly from Cingular.

by Roman | Apr 12, 2007 10:41:38 AM

A blue att sim card (old) will work fine with 3g as long s the phone is unlocked. There is no need to change plans to get a new "3g" sim card. All you need to do is setup a mmode data connection and run http://www.gadgetech.info/treo/hacks/disableproxy/ to disable the cingular proxy.

by SPR | Apr 18, 2007 2:27:22 PM

I just recently bought a 750, and have realized that the battery life sucks. I can barely go 12 hours on a full charge. I was wondering if anyone is experiencing that or I just have a bad one.

by Dave | Apr 26, 2007 7:27:22 PM

#14: I had that problem when I installed and ran the Real-Time Traffic software available on the Palm site - all the data downloading kept the GPRS radio on constantly, which really drained the battery. Once I removed the software, my battery life returned to normal (~2 days per charge).

by nick | Apr 30, 2007 2:55:36 PM

why doesnt the 750 have cingular video...?

by ellen | May 24, 2007 3:46:40 PM

roman. have you tested it with your Treo 750 and have tried this registry change. I tried the mmode settings but could not access the internet. I will try the registry change now.

by clark | Jun 12, 2007 5:50:03 PM

I currently have the palm 650 treo with ATT/Cingular, does anyone know how I would be able to transfer all my data to the 750 Windows version. Will I have any problems syncing the data to the new phone?

by Xuul | Jun 15, 2007 2:07:24 AM


Why in the HELL would you actually WANT the Palm OS on ANY PDA????? i work for a large corporation that sells these devices. Guess which one, haha. I will tell you this much:

Treo 750 problems are EASY to fix. WM5 is a great mobile OS. The Treo 650 and 680 are two of the things I hate the most in life. The Palm OS is a piece of junk.

Bottom line... I have NEVER had a WM user call up with a problem that couldn't be fixed. At the very least they are able to back up their stuff and exchange the thing.... the need for exchange is EXTREMELY rare.

Palm OS on the other hand, I get at LEAST 5 calls a week from people that have devices that are hosed to the point that they CANNOT back up their stuff. Palm OS is a twitchy, buggy, and incredibly unstable POS operating system in my experience.


It's as simple as.... A. Hotsync your old 650. Make sure it's synchronizing with Outlook.
B. When you get a 750, use Activesync to synchronize from Outlook.

Pretty much a no-brainer.

by chris o | Jun 24, 2007 7:14:38 PM

Any idea how to configure outlook on a treo 750 to leave mail on the server? Can't find that option anywhere.

by Kunal Nanavati | Sep 20, 2007 2:36:12 PM


I m using the treo 750 wm 5 OS. since I am situated in India, I am obviously on the generic treo (unbranded) 750. I saw the EU site get upgrades for branded devices as also the AU site for their branded devices. till now there is no upgrade for the nonbranded devices. the EU site lists generic device upgrades as 'coming soon' but that's since almost a month now. can anyone tell me whether palm is announcing an upgrade for unbranded devices or not? also whether it will be a free upgrade or paid, since I would like to upgrade to WM6 asap. (like to read my mails in html).

thanks a lot,


by Mohab Fahmi | Sep 23, 2007 12:19:48 PM

can anyone get their hands on wm6 for the treo 750? i have a hacked cingular phone...and would love to have it!

by RAJ | Nov 16, 2007 3:18:55 PM


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