Gears Archive

SPV M3000 Poll .. and the results are..

The results are in. We asked you exactly 2 weeks ago whether you'd like to buy the Orange SPV M3000. Orange launched it, but didn't announce a UK release! Booo!! We wanted to know whether you would buy one if it was available. Well, we had

Downer!

A few bits of bad news today. Firstly, it looks like we'll have to wait even longer for the Samsung i300 Smartphone. Paul has emailed in has mailed in after noticing this on the o2.co.uk website. Originally this was scheduled for an October release, b...

T-Mobile MDA Vario Review

The MDA Vario is the T-Mobile version of the HTC Wizard. Orange have one too, however they decided not to launch it in the UK. We even started a campaign, you can see the poll on the top-right of the front page to see how many

Gemma Atkinson QVGA Skin by Wade!

My wishes have come true! Only a week after the first Gemma Atkinson skin we now have another one! Ooooooo yes! The girl who's now also been featured by Goldie Looking Chain has made a second appearance at CoolSmartPhone! Wad McGraw has sent in this f...

o2 XDA Mini S Coming to UK!

Yes, it certainly appears that way. Paul Woodhouse has emailed in to say... "Thought you might want to know that I've just called o2 and the guy confirmed to me that they will be releasing the HTC Wizard as the 'O2 XDA Mini S' in the UK

Atomiclava – New Version for QVGA Smartphones

We continually go on about how chuffing brilliant AtomicLava is. To put it briefly, this software sits on your Smartphone and allows you to take photos, add a comment, then publish it on t'interblob straight away. This is great when you're on holiday ...

Orange SPV C600 Appears in Orange Catalogues

Craig has sent in a scan of the November Orange magazine. It features the Orange SPV C600 (hurray!!!) so that means it should be out in the shops any time now really. Check out the full scan here. Apologies in advance for the lack of email response re...

o2 Puts the pedal to the metal

o2 has announced that it is to roll out HSDPA by Q3 next year (2006). Woahoa! Stop. What is HSPDA ? Well, I had a look on the internet and found this explanation.. "HSPDA works by moving important processing functions closer to the air interface. Alt...

Astraware Annouce My Little Tank

Astraware have today annouced the release of "My Little Tank". I'll try not to mention the obvious "cockney rhyming slang".. thank god they didn't call it "Tommy Tank", that's all I can say! Can you imagine your wife finding you hunched over your phon...

Qtek G100 specifications

We told you we'd have more on the Qtek G100 and indeed we do. Full specs have now been posted here at qtek.nu. According to the website... "The new Qtek G100 is the first device in the Qtek range to focus on personal navigation. This non-GSM device

SPV M5000 Selling on the Orange Shop

The Orange M5000 is now available on the Orange Shop. It's selling for £299.99 for new customers however it's still showing as "Out Of Stock" on Orange Upgrades. This is the Orange version of the HTC Universal, already seen on o2 as the o2 XDA Exec ...

A naughty weekend with the T-Mobile Vario

Thanks to my endless charm, wit and ..err.. modesty I've managed to secure a dirty weekend with the T-Mobile Vario. I've got just 48 hours to test this kit, which came with the CoPilot Live (6) software and a Bluetooth GPS device. First impressions? W...

Cingular 8125 approaches

In the USA Sprint are already selling the PPC 6700 handset. It's made by HTC and called the "Apache" and is the CDMA version of the HTC Wizard, which is sold in Europe as the T-Mobile MDA Vario, Orange SPV M3000 etc. Well, now there's more

The real cost of roaming with a data card

Considering Europe is now in theory one big happy family it still shocks me how much we're charged for going abroad. For example, if I got in the car now and drove to the EuroTunnel I could be in Paris in a couple of hours. However,

Qtek G100 appears at qtek.nu

Hello hello, look what's just appeared here at the qtek website. It's the GPS-enabled Qtek G100 and its presence on the site can only mean that a full launch is just around the corner. Details that we know so far are Windows Mobile 5.0, WiFi and in-b...

T-Mobile launches the MDA Vario in UK

Well, if Orange won't launch the SPV M3000 in the UK then it leaves the door wide open for another UK network to launch their version of the same handset. Step forward T-Mobile, who have now officially annouced the launch of the T-Mobile MDA Vario. Wi...

Samsung SGH-i300 to appear in BMW 5 Series cars

Samsung have announced an alliance with BMW to integrate their SGH-i300 Windows Mobile phone into the infamous iDrive interface on the BMW 5 Series. The SGH-i300 will connect to the iDrive system via A2DP Bluetooth, and will allow the user to listen t...

T-Mobile UK have the SDA II on sale

Crickey, I never spotted this. It looks like T-Mobile UK have started selling the new SDA II aswell! We, like many other websites, didn't know anything about this - mainly because T-Mobile UK never tell us. Come on guys! Speak! We don't bite! ;) If yo...

o2 Atom on show

Thanks to Frits for pointing this o2 Atom information and at threegmobile.net. There's also stack of real pictures of the device which can be seen by clicking on the thumbnails. O2 showed off the Atom in Hong Kong during a new customer service centre ...

T-Mobile MDA Pro hits Stuff’s Top 10

Stuff Magazine have just announced their Cool List for 2005 featuring the 10 most desirable gadgets known to man. The Stuff Cool List isn’t just a celebration of cutting-edge tech – it’s almost like a Gadget Oscars. At number 5 in these Oscars i...