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A lack of drivers for Qualcomm-powered HTC kit?

I've had a few emails about htcclassaction.org. The site is seeking drivers for HTC phones running Qualcomm MSM7200 and MSM7500 chipsets to address an apparent slowness in video performance. The site links to YouTube videos like this, showing the diff...

HTC Touch Cruise now available to buy

We've just had an update on the stock situation for the HTC Touch Cruise. Devicewire are getting these today but stock will be going out to people who have already registered their interest first. Get over to this page if you're after one (network fre...

HTC Pharos details come to light

Say hello to the HTC Pharos. It looks a helluva lot like the o2 XDA Orbit 2 (aka the Touch Cruise), although HTC have put a slower 200Mhz TI OMAP 850 into the Pharos instead of the 400Mhz Qualcomm chip found in the Cruise. Selling as the HTC …

Samsung i900 Details pop up

I love Samsung Windows Mobile phones. The i320 was a big favourite of mine so it's great to see this "not watermarked very much" image of the upcoming Samsung i900. This, if the rumours are true, will be powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 with a whacking 5...

HTC Advantage – The Review

It was released some time back, but we never managed to get hold of one. The HTC Advantage always felt like "the one that got away". It's taken some time, but we finally managed to hunt one down. The device comes in two flavours, the Windows Mobile 5-...

HTC Shift takes a step closer

I was lucky enough to review the HTC Shift some months back and even tried it out at my local pub. "Yes, yes", I hear you cry, "that's all well and good, but it's still not available to buy is it?" Well, no.. Not yet, but there's some …

TouchPal – New version available

OK, I give in :) The guys at CooTek have bombarded us with mails, so here's their new product - it's an update on their earlier product - TouchPal. The new version, TouchPal V2, includes the ability to switch to punctuatiuons and digits easily, mistyp...

HTC TyTN Active Case available

The AT&T Tilt / HTC TyTN II / Kaiser is a top end and quite expensive handset. Owners of this power-house handset will no doubt want to keep it shiny and scratch-free, however it's proved difficult to get a good cover for the tilting handset... until ...

Forum changes

You may have noticed some porn popping up in our forum recently. We've been lucky enough to avoid large amounts of spam until now because the registration system checks to see if you're "human" by asking questions such as "Is this beer?" etc. We've al...

mDigger – Free RSS and news channel reader

This is mDigger. Although it looks like a standard RSS reader this has more - you get to choose from a predefined list of channels plus you can view full text articles and images from regular web pages. The free application, which you control through ...

Orange SPV E610 on Pay As You Go too

Regular readers will know that we've been keeping an eye on the Orange SPV E610 (Amoi 6711) for quite some time. A month ago we saw it pop up in Orange magazines priced up at £99.99 on Pay As You Go, then on Monday we saw it in …

NewsGator goes free!

Wehay! Newsgator have announced that their excellent RSS mail reader will now be completely free. Newsgator.com is already one of my favourite online readers and the Windows Mobile software links into this to show all your feeds, news and gossip when ...

Windows Live to start charging Windows Mobile owners?

Unless this is a mistake it seems that Microsoft have decided to kill off Windows Live by charging for it. This message has started to pop up when users sign into Windows Live Messenger. It states that a 30 day trial has just begun and, once complete,...

T-Mobile give free UK WiFi to mobile broadband customers

T-Mobile are to bundle WiFi access into their mobile broadband price plans. Prices start at £12.50 per month (when connecting with a Flext contract) and will give you access to the internet in a huge range of locations like Starbucks, train stations,...

Want that reminder sound to repeat? Now you can!

Last month I got well and truly stuck with what seemed like a simple request. Just how do you get the text message sound to repeat? Sure, there's a "Repeat" option on Windows Mobile Professional, but you'll find that it's permanently greyed out and t...

HTC Touch Cruise – available next week

Shh.. now, don't tell anyone, but we've heard that the HTC Cruise will be arriving next week to devicewire. In fact, they'll be the first in the UK to get this device, so if you've been impressed by our review and you don't want a lengthy contract for...

SPV E610 drops onto orange.co.uk

Some time ago now we heard that the Orange SPV E610 was due to land in the UK. Months past and then, eventually, it appeared in catalogues. Now, finally it's popped up on the Business Shop at Orange.co.uk as... err... coming soon. The Amoi 6711 come...

Free and legal sound samples for your handset

So you've got your shiny new Windows Mobile phone. The first thing you'll probably want to do is customise your phone with ringtones, a new colour scheme and a personalised backdrop. Ringtones are particularly tricky, because you'll quickly find yours...

Free Alarm software – SpoonAlarm!

No, I'm not sure why it's called that either, but hey - if you're looking for an enhanced alarm system for your Windows Mobile phone then this is well worth a play. SpoonAlarm 1.02 is free and lets you use your favourite MP3 as a wake-up tone plus …

Windows Mobile 7 – The leaked details

So what do you do if Windows Mobile 7 screenshots and plans pop into your inbox? Yup, you stick them on the web, that's what! Following the earlier Vodafone leak this is another scoop which has appeared just as Bill Gates makes his last ever keynote s...