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UPGRADE: Siemens released free WM 2003 upgrade for its SX56 Pocket PC Phone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 31.01.04 - 15:52:01 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 19989x
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Siemens seems to be the first company which released a Windows Mobile 2003 upgrade for a its Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition and best of all - it's available for free!
While we still wait for the WM 2003 upgrade for the T-Mobile Phone Edition (US and Europe) from today the Siemens upgrade is available from its website:

This free update contains the following enhancements:

  • Call mute
  • Suggest feature to show e-mail addresses
  • Signature feature
  • Auto-correct feature that corrects common spelling errors
  • Call barring to control incoming & outgoing calls
  • New connectivity notification provides more information and commands for phone and data connections
  • Character counter in SMS
  • Windows Media Player 9 Series
  • Pocket Internet Explorer improved display and access to websites
  • Advanced ActiveSync scheduling option
  • SMS Caller ID and contact list are integrated
  • Separate volume control for ringer and system sounds
  • Auto band selection when traveling overseas

This ROM software is version A.30.09:

Please note - even if Siemens is suggesting a Windows 98 or higher for performing the upgrade I seriously want to warn you trying such kind of ROM upgrades with Windows 98, ME or NT! Please - only use Windows 2000 or XP PCs for ROM upgrades! Also note that it is designed for the Siemens SX56 only and I can not recommend any cross upgrades - under no circumstances!

The enhancement Siemens announced as new above are the standard Windows Mobile 2003 enhancements and really worth to use! I already run an old xda for a couple of months with Windows Mobile 2003 now and it works faster and more stable, not to mention the feature enhancements!

Cheers ~ Arne

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