T-Mobile released the HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Dash 3G with Windows Mobile 6.1 earlier this year, but these smartphones will reportedly get upgrades to a newer version of Microsoft’s operating system in the near future.
HTC has already promised that OS upgrades will be released for these models, so the real news is the timing.
According to an unconfirmed report, users of of these smartphone will be able to install Windows Mobile 6.5 on them starting January 6.
These are expected to be free upgrade.
More about Windows Mobile 6.5
The latest version of Microsoft’s operating system for high-end phones isn’t a major upgrade. The most significant changes are included in the Professional version, the one that will be used by the HTC Touch Pro2.
This version of Windows Mobile 6.5 is more fingertip friendly, with many on-screen elements enlarged so users can select them without a stylus. Windows Mobile 6.5 also has more of a focus on consumers, as the Today Screen has been modified to include items like a music player and photo viewer.
Both the Standard and the Pro editions come with a new version of Internet Explorer, and have access to Microsoft’s new on-device software store.
An overview of the changes can be found in this article: Windows Mobile 6.5 Review.