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Sprint Nextel Offers Software Upgrade for HTC Smartphones

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Sprint Nextel is offering a software update for the HTC supplied Touch and Mogul smartphones to add support for EV DO Rev. A data speeds as well as Windows Mobile 6.1. The upgrade also includes enhanced GPS capabilities, allowing support of popular applications such as Sprint Navigation. Sprint Navigation provides audio and visual turn by turn directions, more than 10 million local listings, and one click traffic rerouting, similar to an in vehicle GPS system.

A new virtual QWERTY keyboard for the HTC Touch gives customers another option for easily responding to emails, text messages and inputting other information - and the Opera mobile web browser is now bundled with the upgrade package.

"Sprint is committed to matching customer needs with the technology that gives them the freedom to access and download the content they want and have a PC-like experience," said Michael Hahn, vice president of customer equipment for Sprint. "Whether it's simplicity in setting up the handset, getting turn-by-turn driving directions, sending emails with large attachments or having a better Web experience, the Touch and the Mogul by HTC deliver all of that so customers can have what they want in an instant, from virtually anywhere."

The Touch and the Mogul continue to be premium multimedia handsets in the Sprint portfolio, integrating the familiar Windows Mobile experience with TouchFLO technology on the Touch and a QWERTY keyboard on the Mogul.

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