Well, that's a real back and forth. First I've told you that T-Mobile US is going to release a Windows Mobile 2003 upgrade for their Phone Edition, then the upgrade page was gone offline from T-Mobiles Internet site and later we've heard that T-Mobile has decided to cancel it.
However, finally we got an official word from T-Mobile US and this time it's not from customer care or a sales representatives but from Chris Archey, Product Manager Pocket PC Phone Edition and who should know it better then him. He asked me to republish his comment on the frontpage again to make sure everybody is really aware of it which I'm happily do here:
T-Mobile was the first carrier to deliver the Microsoft Pocket PC Phone Edition and is committed to the support of this product. We will be providing the 2003 upgrade to our customers.
The standard Pocket PC 2003 version, used by many Pocket PC PDA's, doesn't include the needed software and hardware to operate as a phone. The additional time need for integration and testing ensures the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Product Manager Pocket PC Phone Edition
So take Chris' word now and stay patient. As soon as he can say more about the release date and process I'm sure he will let us know it too.
Thanks Chris for giving us the good news and your contribution is appreciated. I'm really happy to see T-Mobile US takes more care about their customers then we thought a few days ago! :-)
Cheers ~ Arne