Palm apparently wants to kill old Treo/PalmOS smartphone installations. About one year after eliminating the Palm.net service(the mobitex network still is up, just as info for you all), Palm secretly posted a message on its knowledge base saying that the proxy server needed for Blazer 1.x and 2.x is going to be turned off. Read the alert here:

http://kb.palmone.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE?New,Kb=PalmSupportKB,ts=Palm_External2001,Case=obj(40527)
Palm offers users to upgrade to Novarra’s nweb for free until the 31 October of this month. You can either access the portal via your handheld, or just use the form below:

http://web.palm.com/support/blazer/sprint.jhtml
The file actually works on my T3(Treo 300, Sprint), but it didn’t work in the Simulator. However, the T3 cannot use its extended screen, the grafitti area always is displayed. Anyone who needs a decent browser can get one for free now…

Last but not least, I wonder why Palm didn’t announce this openly?

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4 Responses to “Blazer 1.x, 2.x shut down”

  1. nWeb runs atrociously on my dub-ya (yes, a Tungsten W *is* a Seasoned Citizen, Palmwize, but it’s light-years ahead of CrackBerries) and on my Samsung SPH-i500. Reset, reset, reset.

    Nokia just *gave* me a pre-release 9300/b with a no-BS Opera browser and it is far, far sweeter. Why does Palm want to drive away loyal customers?

  2. Hi,
    please dont ask me why-I dont know;).

    Anyways, I now played around a tiny bit using Blazer 4 on my TE2 and can say that I am pretty impressed so far. It renders more naturally/desktoplike than WebPro 3.5….

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

  3. Could anyone tell me how to delete the Blazer browser, and install nWeb’s? I have downloaded the new browser, and hot synced to install, but it is not showing up on my phone. Please help!
    J

  4. Hi,
    please sync it over again. What files did you install?

    About deleting Blazer-um, thats not possible imho. The program is in the ROM of the Treo smartphones…it doesnt eat up ram, but one cant really get rid of it either(except by manually creating an empty resource database with the same creator ID and name).
    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

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