Posts tagged 6.5
The update for our Touch Pro2’s has been out for a few weeks. I get a lot of emails asking how to upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5. This post will walk you through how to upgrade your Touch Pro2 to Windows Mobile 6.5. Keep reading for the full tutorial.
Microsoft opened the doors to their new store here in Scottsdale, AZ today at Fashion Square Mall blending ‘high technology with high fashion’ as one speaker said. I was able to grab a press pass and sneak inside (along with hundreds of others) and see what’s happening and new. Microsoft had a wrap around projection screen (and I mean wrapped around the store) hooked up to various XBOX 360s, PCs, and Notebooks. The Microsoft Surface table was on display in various parts of the store showcasing the multitouch features including Microsoft Concierge, a product gallery and some cool games for parties. Too bad it’s dishing out at $30K for commercial use only right now, but they hope to bring that down for consumers in the near future. What you really want to know about though is Windows Mobile. That’s where I headed first.
The Windows Mobile, or ‘Windows Phone,’ station was meager and only offered up four phones and two mifi’s. I had my fingers crossed for a sneak at Windows 7 but the world doesn’t work that way. All four phones were sporting Windows Mobile 6.5 and none were from T-Mobile. By the way, there is an update for the Touch Pro2 to Windows Mobile 6.5 on the HTC website but it isn’t carrier specific so don’t count on tech support from T-Mobile yet. The MS employees told me what we already know about 6.5 on T-Mobile, that when T-Mobile is done with quality control and checking it will be released to us in an official ROM. Good news (sigh), Windows Mobile 7 will be out…’next year sometime’
Microsoft was giving away goodie bags and gift cards to everyone, and a free copy of Office to the first 1,000 PC/notebook/netbook purchases. Without further ado, check out the random pictures after the jump! More >
agoetz5201 has been busy baking up some ROM goodness in the Shadow forums. Specifically for the ‘07 Shadow which is our long time favorite phone. There are several versions to be found including spanish but this is my favorite so far. A simple installation app has been created and as long as you follow the instructions (FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!) you should be on your merry way to sporting Windows Mobile 6.5 on your ‘07 T-Mobile Shadow. Who said good things don’t come in small packages? So head over to the forums and take a look at your new Shadow.
The much coveted HTC Touch Pro2 is coming to T-Mobile USA. ND4SPD got his hands on the T-Mobile Branded ROM for it and diced it up. This is big news since T-Mobile hasn’t flexed it’s Windows Mobile Professional muscles since the Wing. Rumored to be released in May, the specs on this are mighty and promising.
- 528 MHz processor
- Video Out!
- 480 x 800 resolution screen
- 512MB ROM
- 288 MB RAM
- GPS, Assisted GPS, QuickGPS, Geotagging
- 3.1MP Camera (yes it does record video, it’s WinMo remember!)
- Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
- Slide and tilt QWERTY Keyboard
- it MIGHT have a secondary .3 MP camera for video calls
- Windows Mobile 6.5
- Custom Branded TouchFLO 3D for T-Mobile
- MyFaves built into TouchFLO 3D
- Telenav GPS included
- Sliding sounds for the keyboard
- Will have Facebook and Contact Card apps
- Support for T-Mobile HotSpot and WAP
- Google Maps, JBlend Java, OZ Im
Waiting to See:
- at this point the ROM doesn’t include UMA support like the new Shadow. It is possible that they MIGHT throw it in later.
Thanks to ND4SPD on the digging and thanks to d474rpr for grabbing the ROM
This Facebook app comes from Windows Mobile 6.5 thanks to the work in the forums of kron2 we can now share it with you! I was actually surprised at how well this application works. There was an unexpected bonus, the video recorder and uploader actually works! I recorded a quick (<30 secs) video on the Shadow and it was instantly uploaded to Facebook where it went live immediately. If you want to get your grubby little hands on the app you can find it in the forums in this thread.
If you want, you can always add me as a friend on Facebook. Just look for Mike Benton in Phoenix, AZ.