WinMo 6.5 update available from Verizon

If you have a Verizon branded HTC Touch Pro 2 or HTC Ozone, your official Windows Mobile 6.5 update is ready to install at your convenience. Boy Genius Report links to HTC's Twitter page where the announcement was discovered. The instructions and download files are available via PCD's website (Verizon's 3rd party support channel). You can grab the update at one of the links below.


When you go to one of the links, you are supposed to click on "MR1 Upgrade," where you are warned that all customizations and downloaded applications will be lost. While this may deter some users, the difference between WinMo 6.1 and 6.5 is well worth the hassle of having to re-install your downloaded apps. Before you decide to upgrade, be sure to backup any important files that you don't want to lose.

According to WMExperts, the update for the Touch Pro 2 includes updated drivers to support Global VZ Navigator, as well as TouchFLO 3D enhancements. It also has the Sense 2.1 interface with the weather clock. The Ozone update has far less in terms of eye candy, but does improve the phone's battery life, overall performance, and Exchange support. Unfortunately, it seems that Sprint's Touch Pro 2 users aren't getting the same love just yet. There's still no word from Sprint on an official release date.


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Okay, T-Mobile, let's see if you can be #2 with the TP2 upgrade! I'll hate having to reinstall and customize all over again, though. I hope their update will fix the GPS wonkiness on this model.

Wow. I wish Verizon would release an update for my Samsung Omnia... I would love the updates to touch... Does anyone happen to know if this is coming?

Out of curiosity though, will apps running under 6.1 work with 6.5?

Thanks.

Yes they will. Also, if you want to upgrade you rom, have a look around, there are plenty of good cooks preparing wonderful roms for your mobile.

Fedr0 said,
Yes they will. Also, if you want to upgrade you rom, have a look around, there are plenty of good cooks preparing wonderful roms for your mobile. ;)

Yeah, I saw some of the cooks. I'm just nervous about the quality and issues that may result... I've never done that before...

Once HTc Releas ea generic update, I will give it a go, love my TP2 , but some of the updates have made it unresponsive so I have rolled back.

wow the guy that posted that picture really needs to show some respect. this is the second time ive seen this posted on here, quite sad

@above
Wow, that's a really big bomb dropped on Benjamin Rubenstein. Here comes the mod. That's some hatred man.

No word from Telus either here in Canada... I've been using the HTC Touch (Vogue) with Win6.5 (thanks to NFSFAN) but I broke it saturday, so I changed for the Touch Pro 2, I was disappointed to see that it was 6.1 Pro installed on it.