Windows Mobile 6 upgrade available for T-Mobile Dash owners

Well, well, well it looks like the T-Mobile Dash is the first to get an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 beginning Friday, May 4th. I've had a few days with my newly upgraded Dash sporting WM6 and must say everything is just dandy. The screen seems brighter – moving around the device and loading apps seem a lot snappier.

So what's new in this upgrade?

  • An improved e-mail set up experience, which allows consumers to go to one place on the device to set up e-mail accounts (POP3, MSN, Outlook, etc.) and doesn't require you to know any server settings for the most popular service providers.
  • An improved Windows Live client that includes features like tabbed IM sessions, voice notes, etc.
  • T-Mobile's myFaves service now includes e-mail as communication option in addition to text, MMS, etc.
  • T-Mobile also added Voice Command (voice control software) and Office Mobile

The free WM6 upgrade will be available online to T-Mobile Dash customers beginning May 4 at http://www.t-mobile.com/wmupgrade.

Before you flash your Dash with the maintenance release, make sure you check and do the following first:

  • USB sync cable is connected to the computer.
  • All running applications on the computer have been closed.
  • USB sync cable is connected to the Dash to establish an ActiveSync connection with the computer.
  • Back up your personal data from the Dash to your computer using ActiveSync to make sure you don't lose any of your data. You can also restore your personal data back to the Dash using ActiveSync once the download is done. (Optional)

The upgrade should be breeze. I've gone through the upgrade process...so drop me a note should you run into some problems.

Thanks Jax and Kristen – [Press Release]