Last fall, Sprint promised a system software update for the HTC Mogul with new features. This has not yet been officially released, but a beta version has leaked out.
In November, a member of the Sprint Product Development group said that new system software in development will upgrade this device to EV-DO Rev. A. The Mogul can already connect to Sprint’s EV-DO network for high-speed wireless access, but Rev. A is faster than the version of EV-DO currently offered by this model.
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In addition, this upgrade will fix an odd limitation in this smartphone. It ships with GPS hardware, but as it stands now there’s no software driver to allow users to take advantage of it. The new system will change this, and the Mogul will then offer full GPS capabilities.
At that time, the statement from Sprint didn’t give an exact release date for this system software upgrade, only saying it will be available in "early 1Q 2008".
Bring on the Beta
Even though it’s almost February, the upgrade has yet to materialize. However, those who are willing to install an unfinished version of it can find it on the web now.
This includes the GPS feature and the EV-DO upgrade, but anyone considering this should be aware that this isn’t an easy installation and the ROM has a number of bugs.
It is not an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1, which has yet to be released.