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Treo 700wx Updater 1.24

New Verizon Treo 700wx Updater From Palm Finally Provides Upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional

Treo-700wx-Windows-Mobile-6It’s still a mystery to me why Verizon has been so slow adopting new Treo smartphone models in the last couple of years – particularly as neither the current Treo 800w nor Treo Pro (now available to pre-order) have yet been linked to this carrier. 

Considering that Verizon was Palm’s original launch partner for its Windows Mobile smartphones I have to admit that I find it surprising to see how little subsequent support has been given to new devices and I sincerely hope that rumours that Palm is working on a CDMA version of the stunning Treo Pro for both Verizon and Sprint will prove to be true.

Having said this, in the meantime existing Verizon Treo 700wx owners will now at least be happy to learn that thanks to Palm’s latest updater 1.24 they can easily upgrade their existing WM 5.0 operating system to WM 6.0 Professional – a move which provides some significant improvements listed below and includes all fixes and changes from previous updaters as well.

Windows Mobile 6 Professional on Your Treo 700wx

Calendar functionality
See the big picture at a glance. A Topline bar in the agenda view shows when you're free or busy, and when you have scheduling conflicts. Drill down to view meeting attendees, contact information, acceptance status, and reply-to or forward meeting requests.

Email support
Send and receive HTML emails with tables, bullets, and colored text intact.  The "smart filter" for contact search is available so you can search for emails stored on your company's Exchange Server. Send an automated "out-of-office" message from your device.

Office 2007 support
Open and edit Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel documents, and view Microsoft Office PowerPoint documents. Backward compatible with Office 2003.

Windows Vista compatibility
Easily sync your smartphone to your Windows Vista PC, via the Windows Mobile Device Centre (WMDC).

Powerful security and IT policies
Remotely wipe devices and SD cards clean in case of loss or theft. Plus, IT can create and enforce tougher security policies, such as password protection to better manage the entire device fleet.

Email hot keys
Work in the fast lane with single-key access to your most frequently used email functions. Press "r" to reply, "a" to reply all, or "m" to move to one of your folders.

Email Inbox search
Find that important document or email. Automatically search for attachments, senders, or keywords by simply typing a few letters while you're in your email inbox.

Access Sharepoint
Get what you need then get going. Access documents stored on your company's SharePoint servers via links in HTML emails.

Separately, below is a list of the Top 10 Current Bestselling Treo 700wx accessories for your smartphone so that you can not only enjoy the benefits of your new Windows Mobile software but also improve your experience with these terrifc products:

1. Seidio 2600mAH Extended Life Battery
Treo 700wx Extended BatteryIt’s not surprising that this extended battery for your Treo 700wx is the #1 item on this list as it quickly and effectively provides nearly 33% more power than the standard Palm battery.

Only $42.95 – See More Treo 700wx Batteries

2. SPE Retractable S&C Cable
Treo-700wx-Sync-CableAs I’ve frequently repeated, this retractable cable is not only one of the most practical solutions to sync & charge your smartphone while on the go but also one of my essential, most trusted and best value accessories.

Only $12.95 – See More Treo 700wx Sync & Charge Solutions

3. SPE Stereo Adapter
If like me you use your smartphone as your primary digital music player whilte on the go then there’s no doubt that you’ll need one of these simple stereo adapters which allows you to plug-in any standard 3.5mm headset of your choice.

Only $5.95 – See More Treo 700wx Adapters

4. Palm Pen Stylus
Treo-700wx-Pen-StylusYou will either find that you have frequently misplaced your Treo stylus or that you suddently find yourself in need of a pen to jot something down while on the go and this Palm Pen Stylus provides the perfection solution to both.

Only $14.95 – See More Treo 700wx Stylus

5. New Jawbone Bluetooth Headset
Treo 800w Bluetooth HeadsetAlthough its one of the most expensive Bluetooth headsets available the New Jawbone nonetheless also stands in a class of its own when it comes to call quality and outstanding noise reduction.  The Jawbone has been my favourite and most trusted BT headset for nearly two years and I categorically would (currently) consider any other one even if the new Jabra BT530 below comes in at a very close second..

Was $129.95 – Now Only $109.95 – You Save $20
See More Treo 700wx Bluetooth Headsets

6. Palm 1800mAh Battery
Treo-700wx-BatteryPerhaps the simplest way to ensure that you always have some extra power on the go is just to get a spare original Palm Treo 700wx battery which will instantly double your talk time.

Only $24.95 – See More Treo 700wx Batteries

7. Jabra BT530 Bluetooth Headset
Jabra BT530The most surprising new Bluetooth headset to emerge for your Treo smartphone in quite some time, this Jabra BT530 offers absolutely terrific performance and functionality in a small and light body.  I particularly love the convenient dedicated Power On/Off slider switch which allows you to extend your talk time while on the move.

Only $89.95 – See More Treo 700wx Bluetooth Headsets

8. Mobi BatteryCradle
Treo-700wx-CradleAlthough it’s not the most beautiful or best built, this Treo 700wx cradle offers very good value and has the benefit of charging both your smartphone and one of your spare batteries simultaneously.

Only $24.95 – See More Treo 700wx Cradles

9. Krusell Classic Case
Treo-700wx-CaseThis Krusell case is love my many Treo 700wx owners because it provides an elegant fit while offering complete dust and scratch protection at the front with a clear but strong plastic cover while the back offers a high-quality leather.

Only $24.95 – See More Treo 700wx Cases

10. SPE SafeGuard Holster
Treo-700wx-HolsterBusiness professional typically prefer a holster because it offers the easiest and fastest access to their smartphone when making or answering calls within quick reach of their hands at their waist.  This SPE SafeGuard Holster also adds the benefit of a rubber body to offer additional scratch protection.

Only $14.95 – See More Treo 700wx Holsters

Treonauts always get better with every update

Posted by Andrew on September 15, 2008 at 08:23 AM

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by serge | Sep 15, 2008 9:52:53 AM

I am waiting a Treo "Pro" ... with a PALM SOFTWARE ONLY....
We are a great lot of Macintosh fans and other Window users loving Palm just Palm with no trace of Window in it.
Hello Palm what are you waiting ? What have you lost on the way ?

by Andrew | Sep 16, 2008 7:00:52 AM

Serge - I would also love for this new Treo Pro to have Palm OS (even the old version) but unfortunately we'll have to wait until the release of Palm's new NOVA OS in 2009 before we can expect this.

In the meantime though I have personally found that the combination of ultraslim form-factor + GPS + WiFi + 3G + Flush Touchscreen of the Treo Pro have been enough hardware benefits to convince me to switch to Windows Mobile.

WM is not my preferrred operating system and it took me a little while to get used to but within two short weeks I can already tell you that I just can't bring myself to go back to the Centro.

Cheers, A.

by tiredofwaiting | Sep 16, 2008 7:50:58 AM

Will this update work for the 700w?

by random9q | Sep 16, 2008 7:06:07 PM


Why? They might indirectly have you believe "It's the network." Meaning that their vetting process for new devices takes longer, else their precious reliability will be in danger.

Actually, I think they lost their love for Palm when Palm's luster faded. Basically they only throw as many support technicians on the testing phase as they think will score them market points. And to face it: Palm's been seeming like a retro brand that can't (or couldn't) keep up.

There's loyalty among corporations (ah-hem: read as "thieves") for you. Bierce's dictionary entry for them clarifies a lot.


Poooooossibly. There may be a few network specific goodies lurking in the Verizon ROM that might not be so good for your own network health. There's always someone eager to try, so you could just wait a month and see who's fool enough to try it first. If they're lucky they'll be someone with the knowhow to unbrick themselves out of a jam if they get stuck (or even just mildly hobbled).

Don't count on Palm for information about that though. They use updates and software as marketing tools. For example, facebook app works fine on my 700p, even though _supposedly_ it never ought to and you "can't" download it for the 700p. It's supposed to be among my incentives to upgrade to a Centro.

by Treo Luvr | Sep 17, 2008 1:10:27 AM

I love the update. It enhances the built in bluetooth radio by a longshot. The sound from my bluetooth Sony headphones is so much clearer. Windows mobile 6 is so much faster than 5 on my 'old' phone. No more waiting a long time to transition between applications either. Be sure to back up your calender and contacts before updating, though. The update will take about 30 minutes with a broadband connection. Close as you can get to the Treo Pro, for now.

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