The ROM update to the Treo went fine, but was entirely too much work. Backup this, wipe that, locate a clean media card (no other mechanism was provided) – all in all, a GIANT WASTE OF TIME.

Oh, and here’s a charming update – since it was a ROM update, everything on the internal storage was nuked, including the IBM WebSphere JVM, the java interpreter required to run such frilly little addon programs as Opera and Gmail.

So I went to Palm to redownload it, only to lean that Palm dropped their licensing agreement with IBM in January.

Can you say ‘death spiral?’

UPDATE, here’s a download link. Who knows how long that will last.