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June 17, 2005

Sprint Treos Get Beefed Up Bluetooth Support



Courtesy of Mobile Pipeline

Sprint and palmOne said Thursday that they are now offering updated system software for Treo 650s that, among other features, adds Bluetooth support for using the device as a wireless modem.

Enabling Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking (DUN) support enables the Treo to act as a wireless modem for laptops if the owner has a Sprint data plan, the company said in a statement. That becomes increasingly important as the company moves towards rolling out its 3G 1xEV-DO cellular data network.

In addition, the update adds support for hands-free Bluetooth kits for a number of different cars, Sprint said. It also updates the built-in VersaMail e-mail client, according to the company.

The upgrade is available to subscribers from palmOne's Web site.

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