T-Mobile USA today announced and confirmed that T-Mobile Dash customers will be the first
in the U.S. to download and experience the benefits of the new Microsoft Windows
Mobile 6 software. Starting tomorrow, May 4, T-Mobile Dash customers can upgrade
from Windows Mobile 5.0 to Windows Mobile 6 via a free desktop download
available directly from T-Mobile (you remember -
the previously leaked one).
Designed by HTC and available exclusively from T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Dash is
the first device in the U.S. to be powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 6,
offering faster access to contacts; the ability to view and edit Microsoft
Office documents; even richer Web, E-Mail and messaging experiences; and access
to Microsoft Windows Live for Windows Mobile - a set of Windows Live services - uniquely designed to work with Windows Mobile-powered devices, such as the
"T-Mobile is focused on finding new and richer ways to help our customers
stay connected to the people that matter most," said Leslie Grandy, vice
president, product development, T-Mobile USA. "As the first company in the
U.S. to offer the increased functionality of Microsoft Windows Mobile 6,
T-Mobile continues to build on the already great communication experience
for T-Mobile Dash customers and our promise to help people 'Stick
"The T-Mobile Dash provides the perfect combination of a thin design,
dynamic wireless connectivity and, with Windows Mobile 6, the most powerful
mobile software," said Todd Achilles, vice president of HTC America. "We are
pleased to be offering customers this upgrade to Windows Mobile 6."
The T-Mobile Dash provides quick and convenient access to personal and
professional E-Mail, and all four major instant messaging providers - AOL,
Yahoo!, Windows Live Messenger and ICQ. With the addition of Windows Mobile 6,
customers now have the ability to view E-Mail messages in their original rich
HTML format with live links to Web sites, which means text and images are
displayed as they would be on a PC, whether from a Web-based account such as
Windows Live Hotmail or from a myriad of other popular service providers.
"People want a phone that not only makes it easy to call or message
friends and colleagues, but also provides fast access to the information
they need," said John O'Rourke, general manager, Mobile Communications
Business, Microsoft. "We're proud to work with T-Mobile to bring the first
Windows Mobile 6 phone to the U.S. market, helping customers communicate
with friends and colleagues through Windows Live services, E-Mail with rich
formatting, as well as support and editing for Microsoft Office documents."
T-Mobile is providing customers with the entire suite of rich Windows Live
services to stay connected to those who matter most. Dash customers will enjoy
Windows Live Messenger to chat with more than one person at a time and to
express themselves through emoticons; Windows Live Hotmail that is up-to-date
and pushed directly to the device; all of their contacts in a unified,
presence-enabled list; Live Search to quickly and efficiently search the Web for
news, local businesses and entertainment, directions, maps, images, and more; as
well as Windows Live Spaces to access links to friends' spaces within contact
cards and send photos directly to their space from their mobile device.
The free Windows Mobile 6 upgrade will be available online to T-Mobile Dash
customers beginning May 4.
The T-Mobile Dash with preinstalled Windows Mobile 6 will also be available
from T-Mobile retail stores and online but it will takes until beginning
Cheers ~ Arne