"Better late than never" definitely applies here, seeing how Sprint beat Verizon to the punch by three and a half months. Don't bite the hand that feeds you software updates, right? Big Red and Moto have finally outed an official Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade for the Q9c, bringing copy / paste and threaded SMS (among other trivial goodies) to yet another group of deserving owners. Go on, folks, get it while the gettin's good.
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