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Orange bin unlimited data plans

We've had a couple of emails about this now, so we're slowly beginning to realise that it isn't some sort of joke. Believe it or not, Orange appear to have put a stop the unlimited data bundles as of yesterday. Unlimited bundles included in the £30 a...

Elecont Launcher now available for easy app access

Yes, it really is August! Blimey. Doesn't time fly eh? We've been digging through the mail and found that Elecont have just released their quick-launch plugin for your home or Today screen. This will give you quick and easy access into your favourite ...

Memory cards get bigger – 32Gb !

I feel the need... the need.. for.. errr.. storage. Just check this out - a whopping 32Gb SD card over at play.com. Now, this is an SD HC card, so don't go thinking you can stick it in older Windows Mobile phones. It might work on the HTC …

Orange HTC TyTN II WinMo 6.1 Update is here!

Remember our story on how Orange almost launched the HTC TyTN II Windows Mobile 6.1 update? It was really quite simple. If you go to the Orange site here, then click "HTC" from the "Handset selection" screen, then "TyTN P4550 II" from the model sectio...

Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta – Now with fixes

If you read about Opera Mobile 9.5 recently you may, like me, have downloaded this whizzy new browser and tried it out. There were, however, a few bugs, and some have recommended NetFront as an alternative. For me, I noticed one very painful bug when ...

GSmart MS800 and MW700 Reviewed

If I'm honest I really didn't expect a great deal from these two GSmart handsets when they arrived some weeks back. It's the first time I've seen or used a GSmart phone. The devices are pretty much the same, with the only difference being a 3G / HSDPA...

Twitula – Free Twitter client for Windows Mobile

New Zealander Kevin Daly has just unveiled his new Twitter client, called Twitula. It's completely free and shows public and friend timelines plus people you follow or those who follow you. You can also update your status direct from the software, alt...

Ameo 16Gb now available on T-Mobile UK

The T-Mobile Ameo (which we reviewed earlier as the HTC Advantage) is now on sale at T-Mobile UK. This device, however, is the all-new version with 16Gb HD and Windows Mobile 6.1 on board. GPS, WiFi, HSPDA and a detachable keyboard all feature in thi...

o2 to launch the HTC Touch Diamond as the XDA Ignito

In our earlier story about the o2 XDA Mantle we mentioned that the HTC Touch Diamond may not be arriving on o2 just yet because the iPhone is exclusive to the network. However, we're now hearing that the Diamond will in fact launch on August 12th as t...

Samsung i740 Announced

This is the Samsung i740, which got an official press release in Kiev last week. Powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 (Pro) it's a tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900) touch-screen device with a auto-focus 3 megapixel camera and flash. The device also has GPS and an...

o2 show the HTC P6500 as the XDA Mantle

The HTC P6500 got reviewed here some months back and there's no certainly no way you'll lose this workhorse in your coat pocket. It's a big, beefy handset for industrial applications and comes with a fingerprint reader to keep people away from your se...

Those Orange rough Diamonds

There's been quite a bit of discussion about the HTC Touch Diamond handsets sold by Orange. Our forums have been buzzing with stories of short battery life and other issues. According to insiders at Orange there's actually 7 known issues with the soft...

HTC Touch Diamond goes officially quad-band

Remember that ever-so-slightly-unofficial ROM that enabled the GSM 850 on the HTC Touch Diamond? Well, now there's an official version for Hong Kong users here that'll do it for you too. The update fixes some bugs too, including an intermittent lack ...

Orange to offer Asus Eee PC laptops with plans

I stumbled across an Orange advert for their data dongles in one of Emilys' gossip magazines last night (it blew open - I swear). Quadband, 7.2Mbps speeds with unlimited data. Yes, unlimited-ish. It's actually a "fair usage" cap of 1Gb. According to o...

HTC Touch Diamond back in stock on Orange

The HTC Touch Diamond is now back in stock at Orange following a bit of a shortage.. You can now hop off and buy one here in the Orange shop, plus you get the chance to win a trip to New York City ! How many of you …

Windows Live – New version available

Now, I constantly have to answer people who say, "Why isn't Microsoft Messenger available on all Windows phones?" To be honest the reasons are all too boring and annoying, especially when it's sometimes easier than ever to get Messenger (oh, and Excha...

Orange very almost launch TyTN II 6.1 Update

Tucked away, deep down in the Orange website (oh, how we wish this whole upgrade procedure was centralised) is this, a page showing how great the new Windows Mobile 6.1 Upgrade for the HTC TyTN II will be. Unfortunately, as I type, there's no actual l...

Samsung BlackJack III Details and sneaky vid

Windows Mobile powered Samsung handsets tend to score well here at Coolsmartphone.com. The Samsung SCH-M480, pictured right, is rumoured to be released into the wild as the BlackJack III. wmexperts.com have managed to grab a slightly blurry video of t...

Bluetooth Security – Are you being tracked?

There's a rather interesting article in the Guardian newspaper today. It's all about the Bluetooth ID sent by your phone. According to the story, several scanners have been hidden in offices, campuses, streets and pubs around Bath. These scanners are ...

Remotely control cool stuff with Windows Mobile

If you were watching the rather excellent TopGear last night then you probably saw James May showing how a Renault concept car could be controlled with a Samsung i600. You can see more on the video below. This reminded us of a skateboard that was feat...