Windows Mobile firmware updates for Dell Axim X50 and Motorola MPx220

by Todd Ogasawara

Tis the season for mobile device firmware updates.
Here's the links for ROM updates for the Microsoft Windows Mobile based Axim X50 Pocket PC and Motorola MPx220 Smartphone.
I mentioned the
Treo 650 Updater 1.12 adds dial-up networking over Bluetooth for Sprint PCS users
a few days ago (the updater for unlocked Treo 650 GSM devices is available now too).
Here are the links for ROM updates for the two mobile devices I carry everyday.


Dell Axim X50/X50v A04 ROM update


Motorola MPx220 1.430 ROM update


It looks like the Motorola download page only works when using Internet Explorer.
I couldn't download the update file using Firefox.
I reviewed the Motorola MPx220 Smartphone earlier this year in the article:
On the Go with the Motorola MPx220 Camera Phone.
I'm not looking forward to updating the ROMs of my two main mobile devices...especially since this requires re-installing applications and probably going through the tedious process of rebuilding IMAP4 email configurations on the devices. Wish me luck over the upcoming long (US) holiday weekend.
If you note any fireworks coming from my direction, it probably means I bricked one or both devices during the upgrade (sigh).

Any other recent Mobile Device firmware upgrades that we should know about? Mention them here.