Windows Mobile 6.5 update for Sprint Touch Pro2 released


The much delayed Windows Mobile 6.5 update for the Sprint Touch Pro2 is finally available. As it’s usually the case with ROM upgrade always remember to backup all your data before flashing your handset. Here are the release notes:

•Upgraded OS to Windows Mobile 6.5
•Added HTC Sense UI enhancements
•Improved Social Networking integration
•Includes a variety of minor bug fixes

Head over here to download the ROM.

Source: HTC via WMExperts

HTC brings HTC Sense 2.5 to the Diamond2 and Touch Pro2!

HTC has just released a ROM upgrade for the Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 that includes the lastest Sense 2.5 UI found on the HTC HD2 and HD Mini. Head over to the support page to dowwnload the ROM and don’t forget to backup your files before flashing.

Diamond2 here and Touch Pro2 here

The WM6.5 update for the Sprint Touch Pro2 is also out now.

Windows Mobile 6.5 coming to Sprint’s HTC Touch Pro2 in Q1 2010

Sprint just announced that a Windows Mobile 6.5 update to their HTC Touch Pro2 should be available before the end of Q1 2010.

Sprint and HTC are currently developing a release of Windows Mobile 6.5 for the HTC Touch Pro2 that is expected to be available to customers by end of first quarter, 2010. This upgrade will not only provide updates to the Windows Mobile platform, but also significant enhancements to the Touch Pro2 user interface which will allow additional customization/personalization options and more integration with the applications users access most.

One has to wonder why it is taking this long though (every other carrier in the world has already released a WM6.5 rom for the TP2).

Source: Sprint

Verizon Touch Pro2 receives official Windows Mobile 6.5 update


Better late than never I guess. Verizon seems to have rolled out their Windows Mobile 6.5 update for the HTC Touch Pro2. Just head over here to download it and don’t forget to back up your device before flashing it.

Via: Pocketnow

Try Android 2.0.1 on your Windows Mobile device

Thanks to the chefs at XDA you can now try Android 2.0.1 (Eclair) on your HTC Touch HD, TouchPro 2 or Touch Diamond 2. Android is basically running on WinMo through an emulator this means that a lot of functionalities currently don’t work (like WiFi, Phone etc) but the performance is quite good for what it is. Just hit the links below to grab the files:

Touch Pro2 (v1.6)
Touch Diamond2
Touch HD
Instructions:

1. Download the files and put them on a storage card on your device
2. Run Haret.exe, and wait about five minutes

Pocketnow did a short video of the whole thing running on an HTC Touch Diamond2:

Via: Pocketnow

HTC Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 receive handwriting recognition update

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HTC has just posted a Handwritting recognition update for the Diamond2 a Touch Pro2 smartphones:

This update for HTC Touch Diamond2 lets you write the way you want to. Now in addition to the full QWERTY keypad, simulating a full physical keyboard experience, HTC Touch Diamond2 now offers handwriting recognition to give you more flexibility to send messages to your loved ones.

Installation Instructions:

Note: AP version control -> The criterion will pass if the Touch Input for Pocket is equal to Version 2.1 (Build1919.1320), or lower.

I didn’t even know that this feature wasn’t even available on those 2 devices. What’s up with that?

Grab the Touch Pro2 patch here and the Diamond2 here

source: HTC

AT&T Tilt2 now on sales, hands-on video

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AT&T has finally lunched their version of the HTC TouchPro2 ,the Tilt2 running Windows Mobile 6.5 for $299 with a 2-year contract today. You can check out this hardware tour to see how the device looks like compared to other Touch Pr2s:

Source: AT&T

Vodafone HTC Touch Pro2 Windows Mobile 6.5 update available

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If you are in the UK on Vodafone and have an HTC Touch Pro2 just head over here to download the official Windows Mobile 6.5 update for your device. Always remember to backup all your data before flashing your phone.

Source: Vodafone via CoolSmartphone

Official HTC Touch Pro2 & HTC Snap Windows Mobile 6.5 updates available

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We talked about it yesterday and it’s now officialy available on HTC‘s support site. Remermber that this ROM will only work on unlocked Touch Pro2s & Snap devices. Please back-up all you data before flashing your ROM. So if you are ready for some WM6.5 action and update TouchFLO UI, justhead over here to download it. And here for the HTC Snap.

Source: HTC and here

HTC Touch Pro2 Windows Mobile 6.5 updates available

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Looks like the Windows Mobile 6.5 updates are gettting rolled out as we speak. The official HTC Touch Pro2 (unlocked devices) update is now out (but not yet on HTC’s site) and can be found here. The home tab of the TouchFLO UI has been update with weather integration (but it’s not the same has the HTC HD2).
Finally T-Mobile Germany has released the WM6.5 rom for the MDA Vario V (Touch Pro2) here.
Always remember to back up your files before flash your rom!

Source: HTCPedia forums & WMPoweruser

AT&T HTC Pure availabe now, Tilt2 in the following weeks

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AT&T has finally announced the HTC Pure and Tilt2 (HTC Touch Pro2). The AT&T Pure is availalbe today a full day before the launch of WinMo 6.5, for $149.99 on contract after a $50 rebate; the Tilt2 comes “in the following weeks” for $299.99 after $50 rebate.

Source: MobilityDigest & Engadget

Sprint lowers the price on the Touch Pro2 to match Verizon

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According to this thread over at PPCGeeks, starting October 1 Sprint is lowering the price of their Touch Pro2 to $199 (similar to Verizon). Sprint users who have already purchased the device within 30days can also ask Sprint for a partial refund.

Source PPCGeeks via Engadget

Upcoming AT&T HTC and Garmin-Asus phones prices

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The BGR boys got tipped some nice info regarding the release of the HTC Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 on AT&T. The HTC Pure (Diamond2) will be $199 on contract (after $50 MIR) and $349.99 Off contract. The Tilt2 (Touch Pro2) will be $299 on contract (after $50 MIR) and $499.99 off contract. The other info is that the long delayed Garmin-Asus Nuvifone G60 is finally coming out soon for $299.99 on contract (after a $100 MIR) and $549.99 off contract.

Source: BGR

HTC Touch Pro2 to launch as the AT&T Tilt 2 on October 6th

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All you Windows Mobile fans on AT&T should get ready cause the HTC Touch Pro2 is launching on October 6 as the Tilt 2. It’s the day WM 6.5 is launching so it’s safe to say that it should be on board.

Update: The new target is apparently October 18th.

Source: BGR

HTC Touch Pro2 Hotfix released

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HTC posted a Hotfix patch yesterday for the Touch Pro2 fixing a Caller ID bug:

This update for the HTC Touch Pro2 lets you, your friends and loved ones become closer, making receiving calls as personal as greeting them in person.
This update can only be applied to ROM version 1.20.xxx.x, otherwise the update will fail.

Head over here to download it.

source: HTC

Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 Software Tour

Pocketnow just posted a short software tour walk-through or Sprint‘s newly released HTC Touch Pro2. You’ll see Sprint‘s customized TouchFlo 3D UI and some of their apps like Nascar and NFL.

Source: YouTube

Verizon’s HTC Touch Pro2 is official and priced at $199

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As it was rumored/leaked last week Verizon’s HTC Touch Pro2 is going to be priced at $199 with a 2 years contract:

•The HTC Touch Pro2 will be available for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a voice plan with an e-mail feature or e-mail plan. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

•Beginning Friday, customers can order the HTC Touch Pro2 online at www.verizonwireless.com, in business sales channels and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

This Touch Pro2 is also a world phone (it’s WCDMA and has GSM SIM card slot) like Sprint‘s version.

Source: Verizon

Sprint Touch Pro 2 devices are being delivered

The official release date is still September 8th but according to this post over at PPCGeeks user who have ordered their HTC Touch Pro 2 are already starting to recive their devices. Here are some pictures:

Source: PPCGeeks

HTC confirms Diamond2, Touch Pro2 & Snap WM 6.5 update with new and improved TouchFLO UI

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According to the German boys at AreaMobile, HTC has confirmed that the Diamond 2, Touch Pro2 & Snap will get a free upgrade to WM 6.5 and new  TouchFLO UI (probably the same as the one seen in the leaked roms here). What I wonder now is, if does devices (TP2 & Diamond2) get the new TouchFLO UI what are the Leo & Firestone going to bring to the table besides improved hardware ?

Source: AreaMobile.de via WMPoweruser