Sprint today announced a software upgrade for the Mogul, a Windows Mobile device packed with advanced wireless capabilities. The device comes with the new EV-DO Rev, a technology which supports faster data rates and higher system capacity letting users send and receive data at broadband speeds (comparable to basic DSL). Average download speeds will increase from 400-700 Kbps to 600 Kbps-1.4 Mbps and average upload speeds will increase from 50-70 Kbps to 350-500 Kbps.
Besides increased data speeds, the free software download also provides advanced GPS functionality 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 on compatible phones, similar to an in-vehicle GPS system. The Mogul replicates the familiar Windows PC-based experience and by using the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition to deliver benefits including increased security and added support for HTML email and Microsoft Office Mobile.