Yesterday, Samsung released their long-awaited Windows Mobile 6.1 update to the Verizon Wireless i760 smartphone. I had to move heaven and earth to get it installed on my phone, since Samsung, in their infinite wisdom, made the installer 32-bit only… and I, in mine, made my network 64-bit only, save for my WHS box. Fortunately, after installing ActiveSync 4.5 on my WHS box, the XP version of the installer worked without a hitch.
After using it for the first 24 hours, I must say that I’m extremely impressed with it. Samsung and Verizon delivered not only a solid update of the OS, but also fixed a decent number of bugs with the phone. My ActiveSync never fails, signal strength seems improved, and the battery doesn’t shut off the phone quite as early when it is run down.
All in all, this is a great upgrade, and well worth the upgrade hassle. Just don’t forget to dial *228 and select option 1 after you upgrade.