Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • PEG-NZ90
  • PEG-TG50
  • PEG-UX40
  • PEG-UX50

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This program updates the phone drivers on your CLIÉ® handheld and does the following:
  • Updates the system software
  • Provides Short Messaging Service (SMS) connections with certain Bluetooth™ technology-enabled GSM phones*
  • Enables GSM functionality for GSM (Global System for Mobile Telecommunications) phones*.*This functionality may not be available for certain GSM phones.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Palm OS® Software 5.x

File Info

File Name


File Version

  • 1.2.1

File Size

  • 0.01 MB

Release Date

  • 12-23-2003

Before You Start

Important Notes
  • This update application requires that you have approximately 40 KB of available memory in your CLIÉ® handheld. Before installing this application, please confirm that there is enough memory available.
    To check the available memory in your CLIÉ® handheld:
    1. Tap the "Home" icon
    2. Tap the "Menu" icon then tap "Info..." from the drop-down list. All internal data information is displayed.
    3. Tap the "Size" at the bottom of the screen
    4. Check the "Free Space:..." listed.
    5. Tap the "Done" button to exit
  • During the installation of this update, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • Make sure that Palm™ Desktop for CLIÉ® software is installed on your PC from the installation CD-ROM supplied with your CLIÉ® handheld.
  • Confirm that the PC is configured to be able to perform a HotSync® operation. (For the detailed information about HotSync, refer to the CLIÉ® Read This First manual.)
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install

Download and Installation Instructions
  1. Download the PHONEDRIVER121.ZIP file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the PHONEDRIVER121.ZIP file to begin the file extraction.
  3. Extract the three files to a directory of your choice. Please note this directory for reference.
  4. WARNING!!: Please perform a soft reset on your CLIÉ® handheld BEFORE performing the update installation by pressing the small reset button on the back of your CLIÉ® handheld. For more detailed information, refer to the CLIÉ® handheld Read This First Manual.
  5. Start the Palm Desktop for CLIÉ® software.
  6. Click the "Install" icon. The Install tool wizard starts.
  7. Select the appropriate user name from the user list.
  8. Click "Add."
  9. Navigate to the directory to which you extracted the files in step 5.
  10. Select the application file "SonyGenericGSMDrv_enUS.prc" and click "Open." Repeat this process for the "SonyGenericGSMDrv.prc" and "SonyPhoneSelectionDB.pdb" files.
  11. Click "Done."
  12. Place your CLIÉ® handheld in the cradle and perform a HotSync operation.
  13. After the HotSync operation finishes, you are prompted to reset your CLIÉ handheld. Tap "Reset."
    NOTE: When installing the driver files from a Memory Stick® media, it is necessary to perform a soft reset of the CLIE handheld after the installation.
    NOTE: If a message exceeds 160 characters it is split into multiple messages. When a recipient receives the message it is automatically reassembled into a single message, provided the recipient's SMS software supports reassembling multi-part messages.
    NOTE: The Nokia 3650 and 7650 model phones do not support sending SMS messages to the CLIÉ handheld. Only receiving SMS messages from the CLIÉ handheld to these models is supported.
Confirm a Successful Installation
  1. Tap the "Home" icon on the CLIÉ® handheld.
  2. Tap the "Menu" icon, and then tap "Info..." from the drop-down list. All internal data information is displayed.
  3. Tap "Version" at the bottom of the screen. The software version for each item is displayed.
  4. Scroll down the list and confirm that the SonyGenericGSM... is version 1.2.1.
  5. Tap the "Done" button to exit.
NOTE: If the version number is not 1.2.1, please download and install the PHONEDRIVER121.ZIP file again.

Questions & Answers

Contact Information
If you have difficulty installing the update, contact the Sony Customer Information Center: 1-877-760-SONY (7669).

Additional Information
Please read following conditions carefully.
  • Please follow the instructions when operating this program.
  • Palm OS, HotSync and Palm are trademarks of Palm, Inc. and (or) its subsidiaries.
  • Sony, CLIÉ and Memory Stick are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Copyright 2003 Sony Corporation.