While 8/12 is my bday im still hoping this hits earlier. I haven't used WM in quite some time but im excited about this 3G phone here. I have the following questions:
1. Will their be a ROM for this device which has WM 6.5?
2. Will the email work via "push" from Gmail? Does WM support IMAP IDLE?
3. Im using a 8900 right now, anyone else anticipating on going from a BB to WM, anyone make the switch already, was it a big difference?
Im mainly concerned about the email situation, Ive gotten use to the push email and im looking for something that will work as smoothly on WM.
1. Yes there will be a 6.5 ROM for the T-mobile Touch Pro 2. Now whether or not T-mobile gives the official upgrade, that I do not know. But I will bet you a million bucks that within 2 months there will be a 6.5 ROM on the Rohdium xda-developers subforum. In addition, HTC has promised for an official 6.5 upgrade for the international versions of the Diamond2 and TP2.
2. There is not significant update to the email client at this time. If you want push Gmail: set up a Hotmail account and go to your Gmail settings and have it Forward messages to your hotmail account. That is how I do it and it works perfectly because there is push Hotmail.
Right now I am running the old T-mobile Dash with a Windows mobile 6.5 rom from xda-developers. I found that my 2-year old device is more functional than the 8900 Curve. (Although I envy the Curves 3.5mm headphone jack, 3 megapixel camera, and GPS). I have push email, an excellent user interface, and and 2 awesome web browsers (Opera and SkyFire)
Bottom line: The Touch Pro 2 will be T-mobile's best power-user phone come August 12th.
And lastly to all of the people that have been chatting about the screen rotation. I had only 5 minutes with the device at my local T-mobile store but the screen DOES auto-rotate when closed but only in certain instances. When I was typing up a message with the on-screen keyboard I tilted the phone sideways and the accelerometer did shift the screen into landscape and gave me a nice, spacious software keyboard