Windows Mobile 6 upgrade arrives for T-Mobile Dash

T-Mobile announces Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for the T-Mobile Dash (aka HTC Excalibur).

T-Mobile Dash
T-Mobile Dash CNET Networks

Well, it's about gosh-darn time. T-Mobile Dash owners can finally get their hands on some Windows Mobile 6 goodness now that T-Mobile has officially announced the availability of the software upgrade. Starting tomorrow, Dash owners can go to T-Mobile.com and download the WM6 Standard Edition update for free. Among other things, the new OS brings:

  • Easier e-mail setup and an e-mail search function
  • Support for popular IM clients including AOL, Yahoo, ICQ, and Windows Live Messenger
  • Full Microsoft Office Mobile suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) with editing capabilities
  • New Calendar ribbon

T-Mobile Dash upgrade
Woo hoo! Upgrade successful CNET Networks

We got an advanced release of the software update and had no problems downloading or installing it to our Dash (look for our slide show tomorrow). Overall, the process took about 15 minutes, and we were able to synchronize our data, work on Office documents, set up our Yahoo e-mail account on the device, IM, and more. We think it's worth the upgrade, and why not? It's free. Just remember to back up your data from the Dash to your computer before you get started.

Read the full CNET Review

T-Mobile Dash (aka HTC Excalibur)

The Bottom Line: With a sleek design, good performance, and a robust set of productivity and wireless options, the T-Mobile Dash is an all-in-one hit and earns its reputation as a Motorola Q killer. / Read full review

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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