Well lookey here. Verizon Wireless has finally gotten around to releasing the almost irrelevant Windows Mobile 6.1 ROM update for customers using the Verizon XV6900 (Verizon’s version of the HTC Touch). Of course, most HTC Touch owners unfortunate enough to find themselves under Verizon’s thumb have likely already upgraded their Verizon XV6900 with the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional ROM that was leaked a couple months ago.
The Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional ROM should enable EVDO Rev. A data speeds, threaded messaging, VZNavigator, and compatibility with 16GB microSDHC cards on your Verizon-branded HTC Touch. Unfortunately, support for VZNavigator means the GPS hardware within the XV6900 can only be used through the Verizon’s premium navigation service. Although, a little hacking magic might allow you to free your XV6900′s GPS receiver from Verizon’s mis-guided grip.
In all reality, we really didn’t expect Verizon to get their Windows Mobile 6.1 update out to XV6900 owners before Mobile World Congress in Frbruary. So, it’s nice to see Verizon beating our expectations, regardless of how low we set the bar…
Grab your Verizon XV6900 Windows Mobile 6.1 update here.