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A job advert posted on the Microsoft website points to plans for a Windows Mobile update system, extending the customer relationship beyond a sticker on the box. "Have you wished to see your Windows Mobile phone with new features 'magically' show up without you buying a new one?" says the advert, spotted by Ars Technica, before …

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Just Head over to XDA-Devs

Already got the new Touch-Flo on my Touch Pro thanks the the good lads over there :)

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why yes

""Have you wished to see your Windows Mobile phone with new features 'magically' show up without you buying a new one?""

Yes, I have, and that's why my Titan runs a third-party firmware (Titan Reloaded) with WM 6.1, manila 2d, fixed gps and all manner of other crap.

Ironically, the HTC / Windows Mobile combination is one of the *most* 'open' of all smartphone setups in some ways. There's lots of stuff you can't do on iPhone or even Android that can be done on those phones, if you do your research.

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Joke

Fins in fits

Epileptic sharks?

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That's strange....

I just migrated my Tom Tom over to TTwobuntu and my Nokia over to NUbuntu. Then I got bored and put the betas back into Ubuntu and they worked.

I'm sure that's not meant to happen.

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Users know what they're doing

The 'Windows Update' application on my T-Mobile Vario III / HTC Kaiser / TyTTn II (delete as applicable) hasn't done a damn thing in the year that I've had it. Seems like a waste of bits.

However, I recently went down the path of installing a new ROM O/S on the phone. Easy. Simple. Works much better. Takes a bit of technical know-how that Joe Bloggs wouldn't have but it's not impossible.

Now if only Microsoft would sort out the interface then I might be convinced to upgrade to the next Windows Mobile version when my contract expires. If they don't, I won't.

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just finished cracking a old M3100 from orange

using crcs ROM and the update feature built in there is great :)

I really dont get M$ sometimes

Lets hire somebody with 10years experience = old codger

wtf is a old codger gonna know about usefull updates.

im only28 and feel old already in relation to keeping up with new devices (hates touchy feely stuff)

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this sounds pretty good

i have suffered at this vendor locked in update system before, with a windows mobile PDA. all it needed was a small update to support an IO standard (SDIONow!). I would have been able to get a wireless card for it, and it would still be in use today instead of sat in a drawer unused. But as it relied on the maker to release an update it never happened (as they'd much prefer you to buy a new one that does have support)

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