has announced the availability of its GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) software upgrade for Treo 180 and 270 customers in Europe and Asia. The upgrade is a free, user-installable software upgrade designed to enhances applications such as 3-mail and Web access due to “faster, persistent connections to higher-speed packet data networks.”
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The Treo is Handspring’s PDA that uses the Palm operating system. It’s a wireless communicator that also provides mobile phone capabilities, wireless Internet access, and more.
The GPRS upgrade also includes improvements to the phone and SMS (short message service) applications, according to Handspring. Customers can download the update online. Handspring expects to deliver a GPRS Upgrade to US customers in the coming weeks. The company said they would also deliver this upgrade to customers in Australia and New Zealand soon; the company delivered GPRS to customers in Canada via Rogers AT&T last month.