Dell Gives Details on Windows Mobile 5.0 Upgrades

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Dell has just released the details on how Axim X50 series owners can upgrade their handhelds to Windows Mobile 5.0.

The upgrade can be purchased through Dell’s Electronics and Accessories store for $39.

It will be available only on CD, not as a download from Dell’s web site.

Dell Axim X50v Those who are impatient to get the upgrade will be unhappy to learn that the Upgrade CD will not ship until October.

Dell does not plan to release a Windows Mobile 5.0 upgrade for the Axim X30 series, or any of its earlier handhelds.

New Buyers Get It Free

For a limited time, anyone who purchases a new Axim X50 or X50v will receive a free upgrade to Windows Mobile 5.0.

There will be a charge for shipping the CD, but new buyers won’t have to pay the $39 upgrade cost.

The handheld will ship now. The Windows Mobile Upgrade CD will ship in October, when it’s available.

More About Windows Mobile 5.0

The Windows Mobile 5.0 upgrade will let X50 series users take advantage of several productivity and multimedia enhancements, like updated Microsoft Office programs and Direct3D Mobile support.

It also supports persistent Storage capability, helping to protect against the loss of personal data and applications when batteries discharge completely.

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