As it turns out, that shiny new chrome and silver Q9h we wrote about back in August brings more to the table than just a new paint job.
At AT&T’s request, the silver Q9h Global has gained support for push over-the-air firmware updates, allowing deeply rooted system elements to be patched with very little effort from the end-user. They’ve also improved battery life by as much as 40%, added in A-GPS support, and have implemented their new CrystalTalk background noise reduction and voice enhancement technology.
While all of the new features sound great, the OTA firmware updates are perhaps the most exciting. Updates on Windows Mobile can be a horrible chore, so anything that takes work out of the process is a very, very welcome change. Now lets just hope it makes it out to some of other Windows Mobile handsets on the way.