Here's a quick note to spice up your weekend: The first official Windows Mobile 6.1 device is going to be available in the US this weekend. Specifically it's the Quad-band Touch Dual, which HTC is selling fully unlocked at Best Buy locations for $549.99. You should also be able to pick it up at their website.

The Touch Dual is a very nice device, with it's sliding 20-key suretype-y keyboard and 3G wireless and TouchFLO 2. It's not too surprising that the first official Windows Mobile 6.1 device we're seeing is something unlocked and un-related to carriers. 6.1 isn't that different from 6, is the approval process really all that difficult, guys?

Thanks to Ray for the tip! [via