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  1. wahili's Avatar
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    Based on the following I am wondering if we could be looking at a similar (and totally ridiculously priced) "update" to our treo software.... I mean... is it really a new software update or is it that they blatantly had EVDO technology disabled in this device and are not unlocking EVDO for $649... and if thats the case... shouldn't someone be able to come up with a hack to unlock it without paying the $649.....

    Has anyone confirmed that the Treo definitely does not have some sort of EVDO capability tucked away in it or what...

    http://www.pcsintel.com/modules.php?...ticle&sid=1001

    The PPC-6700 is expected to be a $649 software update to the existing PPC-6600. Currently confirmed is that it will add EV-DO to the device, as well as Windows Media Player 10 (which was previously released in an unofficial update). It is not known if Windows Mobile 5.0 will be included or not. Microsoft has said in the past that no PDA/Phone device will be allowed to updated to WM5, so it is possible that Sprint is circumventing this by releasing a new product.
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    Wrong chip set on the 650, no software will make it EVDO.

    Cheers, Perry.
    Last edited by gtwo; 07/20/2005 at 09:29 AM.
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    That MIGHT be true, if the 6600 wasn't already on VZW for a while with EVDO, it already had the chipset in it, it was just disabled by Sprint.
    Quote Originally Posted by wahili
    Based on the following I am wondering if we could be looking at a similar (and totally ridiculously priced) "update" to our treo software.... I mean... is it really a new software update or is it that they blatantly had EVDO technology disabled in this device and are not unlocking EVDO for $649... and if thats the case... shouldn't someone be able to come up with a hack to unlock it without paying the $649.....

    Has anyone confirmed that the Treo definitely does not have some sort of EVDO capability tucked away in it or what...

    http://www.pcsintel.com/modules.php?...ticle&sid=1001

    The PPC-6700 is expected to be a $649 software update to the existing PPC-6600. Currently confirmed is that it will add EV-DO to the device, as well as Windows Media Player 10 (which was previously released in an unofficial update). It is not known if Windows Mobile 5.0 will be included or not. Microsoft has said in the past that no PDA/Phone device will be allowed to updated to WM5, so it is possible that Sprint is circumventing this by releasing a new product.
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    Regarding pricing for EV-DO. Sprint store guy showed me today a bulliten they recieved.

    $40/mo for "limited usage" by individuals
    $80/mo for unlimited usage for business customers
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    For the umpteenth time, their is NOTHING that can be done to the 650 other than a HARDWARE and SOFTWARE change to make it support EVDO. Granted the modem is a module, and can be changed very easily, but so can the 600, and it has not been upgraded.

    No, they intend people to purchase NEW Treo's with this technology when they come out. That's how they make money.
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    A voice with authority!

    Thank-You.
    Last edited by gtwo; 07/20/2005 at 01:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wahili
    Based on the following I am wondering if we could be looking at a similar (and totally ridiculously priced) "update" to our treo software.... I mean... is it really a new software update or is it that they blatantly had EVDO technology disabled in this device and are not unlocking EVDO for $649... and if thats the case... shouldn't someone be able to come up with a hack to unlock it without paying the $649.....

    Has anyone confirmed that the Treo definitely does not have some sort of EVDO capability tucked away in it or what...

    http://www.pcsintel.com/modules.php?...ticle&sid=1001

    The PPC-6700 is expected to be a $649 software update to the existing PPC-6600. Currently confirmed is that it will add EV-DO to the device, as well as Windows Media Player 10 (which was previously released in an unofficial update). It is not known if Windows Mobile 5.0 will be included or not. Microsoft has said in the past that no PDA/Phone device will be allowed to updated to WM5, so it is possible that Sprint is circumventing this by releasing a new product.
    Can you update your cordless telephone with software and turn it into a true mobile phone able to contact wireless towers? Most people would understand this as no because a cordless telephone does not have the right electronics.

    So why would you think that a software update will somehow change the modem inside your Treo650 to work differently like that?

    OH by the way .... I flashed the ROM in my original Nintendo to play XBOX games! It works sweet!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmite
    No, they intend people to purchase NEW Treo's with this technology when they come out. That's how they make money.
    Don't forget this gem and its implications either...
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    I just talked to a tech at Sprint again today, and from what they claim, there will be an update for the 6600....Take it for what you will, though.
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