The bad news: Windows Mobile 6.5 won't be coming out for a while, and you'll be expected to buy a whole new phone to get it. The good: You can actually install it today, on your HTC phone. Here's how.
Two tidbits for HTC fans: first, the Touch Diamond will be hitting Verizon Wireless tomorrow, but at cost: $300 with a two-year contract. Yikes. T-Mobile, though, could be getting even more HTC love soon.
Here's an interesting one-off about Windows Mobile 6.5. Microsoft has mandated that all phones running the OS feature a physical "Start" button.
HTC's Touch Diamond, and its QWERTY'd doppelganger the Touch Pro, have formally passed into their second generation, with bigger screens, higher (WVGA) resolution, better battery life, and deeper interface changes.
HTC is among the leakier phone shops, and someone on the PPCGeeks forums claims to have their full 2009 smartphone roadmap. What's there? More Android goodness, and a potential US-bound Touch HD-based phone.
Many of you asked for a re-do of Windows Mobile browser testing after our Battlemodo declared the platform beyond worthless for surfing. So here it is, the internet running on Windows Mobile's finest hardware.
If the BlackBerry Storm isn't quite your beat, Verizon's got a surprisingly sturdy brigade of other phones coming out next month, headlined by Samsung's Omnia and HTC's Touch Pro (sorry, XV6850—why won't you just let HTC be, Verizon?). The Omnia's keeping the same crappy UI, but it'll be tarted up red, the way VZW…