Well, I guess sometimes we need to all eat a litlte crow. Many of us have glossed over this post last weekend (posted by a Sprint Admin):
Sprint and HTC are currently developing a release of Windows Mobile 6.5 for the HTC Touch Pro2 that is expected to be available to customers by end of first quarter, 2010. This upgrade will not only provide updates to the Windows Mobile platform, but also significant enhancements to the Touch Pro2 user interface which will allow additional customization/personalization options and more integration with the applications users access most.
Click this link to read more about the HTC Touch Pro2 http://newsreleases.sprint.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=127
Follow-up 2/26: Good news......device management informed me today that we are still on track for the end of first quarter.
Message was edited by: madscientist
Its not crazy that they havent replied... they are moderators... Their job is to make sure the board stays clean and within the Terms of Service. They are not PR, CEO's, or Tech guys, so they have no clue when WM6.5 will be ready. I assure you, no one of importance is reading these forums....
It's crazy that spirnt mods have been to this thread long enough to delete peoples posts, but not to actually answer them.
Ill jump ship for a Snapdragon WM6.5.3 with sense and a keyboard... First carrier to get that gets my money... give me an HD2 with a keyboard and Im all over that... Then I can run my emulators full speed, and have my open OS WM6.5 and not stuck with WM7 aka iClone
again i have 6.5.3 and sense 2.5 cooked together and there some minor issues that are fixable. other than that it runs great. don't get me wrong, touchflo 3d was great but the sense ui is much more vibrant and the customizing you can do is far more advance then anything i have seen to date. i dare any of you to download energy rom and see after that if your expectations of sprints new rom don't go way up. i can tell you from experince that no other custom rom has what energy has. you get to chose from about ten differrent clocks, with the touch of one button. you can decide if you want the call history button/calender on the home screen. much much more.
JackG058...you think HTC and Sprint will adapt the Sense UI for the WM 6.5 update? Interesting! I know many cooks out there have adapted the Sense UI for their ROMs for the TP2, but I thought that HTC considered it their UI for Android phones... I was looking forward to the 6.5 update simply so that I might stop using TouchFlo 3d and run just WM 6.5 (so many programs don't work with TouchFlo 3d) What I've read leads me to believe that the purpose of 6.5 was to finally make Windows Mobile attractive and finger friendly enough to use on a touchscreen phone without the need of a proprietary UI. I've looked at any number of Android/Sense UI phones and I'm not sure I like Sense. I actually rather like TouchFlo 3d...if it were imbedded throughout the WM 6.1 interface I'd love it. I suppose I'm no more required to run a new HTC UI than I am now ... so I'll be happy with the 6.5 update either way...I just expected that TouchFlo 3d would stay about the same...just reworked to run 6.5.
dude i have not used one swear in this fourm and have had at least ten post removed. you know what, i'm going to stop caring anymore. because i have said it once and will say it again. this new rom is going to be a big disapointment. the time we have waited and we are going to get nothing more than a tweaked 6.1. i have used a carrier version of 6.5 and the only big difference is that the start menu has icons instead of programs and some more options in the settings tabs.
i use custom roms now and how am i going to go from 6.5.3 with sense 2.5 to anything sprint is going to give me. thats like going from touch pro back to 6800. there is no way they are going to release a 6.5.3 wm and we will be lucky to see sense 2.1. i think personaly we will be lucky to see a rom period from sprint. it has been far to long. anything they want to do to it could be done by now. point blank
I don't follow with you madscientist? the original message I have send to my email was: "I did, and then I reposted here with a reverse link, and it was rejected by the moderators." I checked and this message is gone?
I can't find it? what is going on? what you wrote that the moderator didn't like?
I absolutely agree with you. That is the reason that they are delaying, it has to do with their security to force people of using this phone solely for Sprint.
I have hard time to remove all of their application without touching the WM system. I did remove the icons on the program list as for me they are useless and full of crap, trial version etc and hate by an accident to purchase something or subscribe for something I will get charged for later on.
If we get the ROM and we do the rest, it will be lovely idea. Who needs other programs if they are not prior installed, do as Microsoft is doing now, let us pick the programs that we like to have on our phones, we can visit Sprint site and look over the programs that Sprint carry and we would like to use.
Delay more Sprint and you will find more people willing to go the other way that you don't wish, that what they call it in business point of denial and regret.