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Friday, July 21, 2000

Visor Patch Released

Well, so much for Handspring not being able to update the Visor's OS :) Today, Handspring released Handspring Updater V1.0.0 for Visor, Visor Solo, and Visor Deluxe. Here's a list of the changes:
  1. Calculator Launch Fix - This fix prevents unexpected launches of the Calculator when touching the Visor screen close to the Calculator launcher icon.
  2. Serial Modem Fix- This fix corrects an issue where a Visor may have difficulty performing a HotSync operation using a serial cradle when a modem Springboard module is installed.
  3. 8MB DRAM Memory Fix (if necessary)- This fix corrects an issue where a limited number of Visor Deluxe handhelds manufactured between January and May, 2000 can experience a "fatal error" as a result of a faulty DRAM memory chip. This fix is only installed on affected Visor Deluxe handhelds; the version info window will now display "Palm OS Software v3.1H3M". Depending on individual usage patterns there may be an impact on battery life.
I'm going to try to get a clarification on that last sentence in #3. I want to know what "patterns" will affect battery life. Thanks Visor Central.

UPDATE! Someone on Visor Central's discussion boards pointed me to this thread on which attempts to calculate the additional battery drain. Unfortunately there are two different ways that Palm/Handspring/TRG/etc. could have gotten around this problem and none of them are talking.

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