Treo 800w: Voice Dialing Over Bluetooth Update Coming Soon

Well, chalk this one up to fast turn fact one of the fastest we've ever seen from Palm.

First some background: when the Sprint Treo 800w was in it's final stages of release, one of the more anticipated features was the ability to use Microsoft's Voice Command 1.6 over Bluetooth (after all, that brilliant apps comes built into the device's ROM). This would allow you to hear the program's responses and reminders over your headset and just as importantly, bark your commands via the headset.

In our forums there has been lots of discussion over this because once the phone was released it turns out this feature was missing--leaving lots of people quite upset (the phrase "deal breaker" is mentioned a lot).

Fast forward 2 weeks and Palm already has a space reserved for an update to enable this feature. The page simply reads:


WC Staff
  • Glad to see this. I too couldn't believe my Jawbone didn't work with the Voice Command on the 800w like it did on my Moto Q9c.
  • I am now very excited to get this phone. Unfortunately I'm stuck on Verizon (due to my wife upgrading to the Treo 755p in Feb.) I am definitely ready to retire my VX6700.
    Think this download will be available for Verizon users too? And if it's a .cab, will it work on other devices?? (Heh, heh)