Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sierra Wireless & Sprint Release Firmware 2.06.06 for Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

Sierra Wireless & Sprint Release Firmware 2.06.06 for Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

The Sprint Overdrive received less than stellar reviews from some users when it originally launched - while some users had no problems at all, others experienced stability problems, trouble activating, problems using it with iTouch devices, and more. Some of the problems were fixed by a firmware update that was released in February (version 1.0.7), but many remained. This week, Sprint and Sierra have at last released the major firmware update that we've been waiting for - version 2.06.06. This firmware release is exciting news because it takes care of all of the major issues that users were experiencing with the Overdrive. With this update, users can finally rely on the Overdrive as a dependable solution for their 3G/4G data needs.

Firmware 2.06.06 Enhancements:

  • Improves device stability, eliminating all known freeze-ups and lock-ups.
  • WiFi enhancements to improve WiFi stability and eliminate disconnects and crashes.
  • Significant improvements in 3G and 4G WAN stability.
  • Some improvement (~10%) in overall batter life and battery life in poor coverage.
  • Faster boot-up time (~10-20 seconds faster).
  • Improved response time when changing the WAN mode setting with no reboot required. Eliminates need for a device reset when changing modes such as "4G preferred" to "4G only", "4G preferred" to "3G only", etc.
  • Faster response time after canceling an operation in the Advanced Settings screen (no device reset required and offline time decreased by ~90 seconds).
  • Added additional 4G channels for future growth.
  • For Enterprise customers, customization and Data Link support have been added. Please contact your sales rep for additional information on these Enterprise customer features.

The Overdrive is in stock at 3Gstore, and to make things easy for our customers we will automatically update the firmware to version 2.06.06 for all customers ordering the Overdrive with Sprint service! Click here to order the Overdrive from 3Gstore.