after paying as much as you did for your phone do you really think htc is gonna make you pay for something like an update to improve thier product..come to think of it i dont think a consumer can buy single products from htc online ive never seen it. they usually refer you to the carrier site for that.
I don't know what T-Mo will do as far as 6.5, but on HTC's site they will possibly be posting the upgrade, in the T-Mobile Touch Pro2 section. You can bookmark that page or do what I did, which is to make it one of my tabbed folders on Internet Explorer, so when I open IE one of the tabs is the HTC page.http://www.htc.com/us/faq_detail.aspx?p_id=287&act=faq&cat=0
Maybe T-Mo might refer TP2 to the HTC site for the upgrade, that is, rather than provide it on the T-Mo site. (Maybe this explains why the MS announcement included HTC but not T-Mo, because T-Mo intends to let HTC handle it.)
The HTC site has provided FREE system upgrades and not referred users to the carrier. HTC simply adds a "Software Download" tab on the support page. Like this:http://www.htc.com/us/supportdownloadlist.aspx?p_id=189&act=sd&cat=allhttp://www.htc.com/us/SupportDownload.aspx?p_id=189&cat=2&dl_id=610
Will HTC provide MS 6.5? I dunno since I am just speculating. However, since there many, many cooked versions of 6.5 out there, I would not think MS, T-Mo or HTC will be charging for the new version. (And it should be noted that MS has not attempted to stop the "chefs" on XDA, for example.
My impression is that Microsoft wants 6.5 on as many devices out there as possible, in the shortest possible time. One way to achieve that is to give 6.5 away to anyone who asks. The quickest way to kill the launch (and save MS's mobile division) is to stop the free and independant spread of 6.5 and to charge for the product on October 6 and beyond.