What’s supposed to be the final, non-beta version of the Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for the T-Mobile Dash has appeared on the Web, several days before the official launch.
Many of the people who have installed this report that it really does seem to be the final version. There is, of course, no way at this point to be sure.
This unauthorized Windows Mobile 6 upgrade can be downloaded from the Howard Forums web site.
Installing this software will almost certainly violate the Dash’s warranty, and obviously T-Mobile will not offer tech support for any problems during or after the process.
Or Wait Just a Few Days
Those who don’t want to take the risk of installing an unauthorized upgrade will likely only have to wait a few more days before the official one is available.
According to unconfirmed reports, this will be introduced on Friday, May 4.
It has been known for some time that this upgrade was coming, but T-Mobile has not said exactly exactly when.
Unlike the one available today, anyone installing the approved version will be able to get tech support from T-Mobile, if necessary.
Update: T-Mobile has confirmed that the official upgrade will be released on May 4. Read more in this article.
What’s In Windows Mobile 6
Of course, the Dash launched running Windows Mobile 5. The changes in the next version of this operating system won’t be radical, but will certainly be welcomed by many users. The new version will be able to display HTML-formatted email, for example.
It will also include Mobile Office applications for the first time, allowing users to view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.
Thanks to redwildebeast for the tip.