I would like to know if it possible to upgrade OS in the Palm III (Not X or
which palms can be upgraded?
what are the advantages by upgrading? does it matter at all?
It gives you native IR synching, but that's not any use if your PC doesn't
have an IR port. It also gives faster hotsync and I'm seeing a performance
improvement (speedier) in the Palm itself on my IIIx.
I upgraded my Palm III to OS 3.3 with no problems. Make sure you read the
instructions on the 3Com site before you upgrade and it will save you a
lot of problems. You may need to make a few adjustments to some of your
programs before you upgrade. Go to
You can upgrade from here with all the instructions and manual if you want.
> I would like to know if it possible to upgrade OS in the Palm III (Not X
> which palms can be upgraded?
> what are the advantages by upgrading? does it matter at all?
I've got a IIIe which is starting to burst at the seams (it's amazing
how much more data one finds oneself carrying and creating one has a
keyboard). So, I need more memory.
I considered getting a IIIxe, what with the rebate on and all, and can
actually do so reasonably cheaply if I take into account the
ridiculously high prices a IIIe can get on eBay. However, I've found a
few places that will just upgrade the IIIe to 8mb, and I find that
much more attractive considering it's around the same price if not
cheaper, and it's just a matter of sending my Palm off and then
getting it back, without the hassle of buying, collecting rebates, and
selling. Plus, I prefer gray cases to black, and the little guy's like
family now. :-)
One of the folks that will upgrade the IIIe to 8mb will also replace
the non-flashable ROM with a flashable one. I'm not sure if it's worth
the trouble or not, and thence my question: Will I see any gains from
having flash and being able to run OS 3.3 or 3.5 that'd make the extra
work and $50 or so worthwhile? It's currently a question of either
getting flash, or getting a translucent case, my remark about gray
Rich Lafferty ----------------------------------------
Nocturnal Aviation Division, IITS Computing Services
Concordia University, Montreal, QC