Last night I received a small envelope in the mail from Palm. It was stamped “Replacement parts enclosed” and I was puzzled because I didn’t remember ordering any parts from them.
It turns out that they’re sending out replacement SIM trays to all Treo 650 Cingular Wireless customers. Apparently, the original tray doesn’t provide a tight enough fit for some SIM cards and can cause malfunctions. The new SIM tray has some additional ribbing to hold the card in place.
Kudos to Palm for supporting their customers and simply automatically sending out the part to those affected.
I actually set this up a few weeks ago and was meaning to blog about it, but it slipped my mind.
Using the info in this article, I was able to set up Bluetooth DUN on my PowerBook so that I can surf the Web using my Treo’s wireless Internet connection. The speed is actually not all that bad. What’s much worse is that the connection gets dropped a lot, so if I use it for a long time I need to keep reconnecting, which is a pain. The nice thing about it is that I can have Internet access in a pinch even when there’s no WiFi around, like at my in-laws’ place.
Here’s the settings that work for me with Cingular Wireless:
(The password is “cingular1”).
I show them because what goes in the “Telephone Number” and “Account Name” fields is not so obvious.
As reported at treo Addicts, Boxwave has a new “Armor” aluminum case for the Treo 650.
It looks like the same exact design as the InnoPocket aluminum case, which I didn’t care for, because I found the cutout too small and prefer my Treo to be more accessible. Not my cup of tea. But if you’re more interested in solid protection than accessibility, then this might be for you.
Over at Treo Addicts, I just posted about two open source Palm OS blogging apps – Vagablog and Plogit.
A few uses for the Treo at the backyard BBQ that I just posted at Treo Addicts:
Treo Addicts | Uses for the Treo at the backyard BBQ