HTC CEO Peter Chou Outs This Afternoon's Announcement: Windows Mobile 6.5


Just back from HTC's mega-packed press conference (no kidding, it was literally standing room only).  We've already posted on the HTC Touch Pro 2 and the HTC Diamond 2, but the best moment of the conference came at the end.  After Microsoft Exec Andy Lees took the stage and promised "more to come" about Microsoft's outing, HTC CEO Peter Chou re-took the stage and went ahead and said what Lees wouldn't: that announcement will be Windows Mobile 6.5

We can't blame Chou for doing it, though, because he wanted to make sure everybody knew that the Touch Pro 2 and the Touch Diamond 2 were both ready to rock with Windows Mobile 6.5 whenever it comes out and that anybody who gets one will get a free upgrade.  We also got a tiny bit more color on when the two devices will actually launch (with WM6.1): The Diamond 2 in "early Q2" and the Touch Pro 2 in "late Q2."

We have more to say on both of these phones, which are actually a bit more stellar than our previous posts let on (especially that Touch Pro 2.  Prepare for a few Zowie Moments.)

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.