Sprint and HTC will later today formally issue the third firmware update for the HTC Mogul (PPC-6800). The Mogul update enables both GPS navigation and EV-DO Rev A service.
Contrary to incorrect reports from other members of the media, the update does indeed include GPS (gpsOne), and Sprint Navigation. This was confirmed to us directly minutes ago by Sprint.
The update was leaked in beta form to the public, and hackers manipulated the update to work on other carriers, including Verizon Wireless and Alltel. In addition, hackers also added Windows Mobile 6.1 on top of this, to the device line… but the official release from Sprint does not include Windows Mobile 6.1. With an updated radio however, hackers will likely re-engineer this update and re-add 6.1 to a future hacked update.
We will follow-up with an update once the download is available. This update does mark the first EV-DO Rev A-enabled phone to be released in the United States. Previous to this update, Rev A has only been available in mobile broadband cards.
Update: HTC’s information pages have also been updated. In addition to the changes listed above, the page notes improvements to Bluetooth (for Phone-as-Modem and A2DP Stereo Bluetooth), as well as adding the HTC Task Manager. Windows Live Messenger bugs have also been fixed.