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o2 XDA Exec now available

The O2 XDA Exec is now finally on o2's website (click "Mobile Phones", then "3G Phones" to see) which means they have finally released it! o2 themselves are offering 3 different contracts. However... Here at CoolSmartPhone we've got together with our ...

Samsung i300 Videos and more besides!

The Samsung i300 should be available pretty soon on o2. It's got a 3Gb hard drive and it's own Samsung Music Player too. You can also check out videos of the i300 in action here and here.While we're talking about new hansets, check out these videos

SDA with a buldge in it’s trousers

Smartphonethoughts have picked up on the FCC data of the T-Mobile SDA, which is set to appear on T-Mobile in the USA very soon. Over in Germany this particular handset is already out and about as the T-Mobile SDA II.. but wait.. what's that bloody rid...

Phonethemes now available on t-zones portal in Germany

Phonethemes Limited has reached an agreement with the mobile operator T-Mobile to supply phonethemes for inclusion in its ‘t-zones’ mobile portal. Phonethemes offer powerful device personalisation through customisation of the idlescreen of the mob...

Orange 4.2.1.2 Update – More info

More info on the Orange SPV C500 update we mentioned yesterday. Well, we've got info on what exactly has changed from the earlier 4.2.1.1 software update. The news is that no it shouldn't mess up TomTom installations and the reason for the change was ...

Motorola ROKR proves disappointing according to analyst

It's not a Windows Mobile handset, but it's well worth mentioning this story. There's a mixed message today from various news sites about the Motorola iTunes handset - the ROKR. Whilst some stories say that it's "storming the sales charts", many other...

Street Duel: Underground Racing Released

Street Duel:Underground Racing, the highly acclaimed 3D driving game and Pocket PC Awards Winner 2004, is now available for Smartphone. Based on the dark street racing subculture, the game involves racing over rooftops, performing spectacular jumps, a...

T-Mobile MDA Launch details

Some specs and launch info can be found in this T-Mobile PDF which contains information, pictures and specifications on the T-Mobile MDA Pro which will also apply pretty much to the SPV M5000 and o2 XDA Exec. Source - T-Mobile PDF

Orange SPV C500 Update

We've previously mentioned the Orange SPV C500 update to 4.2.1.1 here. However, it appears that Orange have a version called 4.2.1.2 now available for download here. I've had a few emails about this - has anyone tried this 4.2.1.2 version? Does it d...

Come on TomTom!

We like TomTom. We do. Sure, they've appeared on the consumer show Watchdog and we maybe didn't give them such a glowing review recently, however we still like them because the product itself is pretty damned good. But.. and it's a big but.. Why, why...

T-Mobile MDA Pro Now Available

Looks like T-Mobile UK have stormed out of no-where and started selling the MDA Pro right now on their site. You can pick up the T-Mobile MDA Pro for just £149.99 with 200 voice minutes to any network plus 40MB of internet browsing for £16 a

WiMax – Here to stay?

According to The Register 100 people are trialling WiMax for BT in both Belfast and Birmingham. BT, using Navini Networks wireless kit are testing how well the kit works and the experience of wireless broadband. In theory there's a 31 mile (50km) ran...

T-Mobile Vario appears

Following our earlier story further details on the T-Mobile MDA Vario are now available. It's the size of a regular phone, yet acts like a Pocket PC and has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It's got Wi-Fi (802.11G) and EDGE and a whole manner of Office ap...

GPRS Traffic Counter SPE 3.1 – save 30%

Available GPRS Traffic Counter SPE 3.1 is now 30% off - now $10.48 (£5.91) The ALL-locations GPRS Traffic Counter 3.1 Smartphone Edition is a very smart tool that enables you to keep track of your costs when using GPRS with a Smartphone. With GPRS y...

SPV M1500 and M5000 in Orange Catalogues

The Orange SPV M1500 has appeared in the October issue of the Orange catalogue, which is available from Orange shops. It's a HTC built Pocket PC device with megapixel camera known as the HTC Alpine. It's actually already selling in some shops too. Dow...

o2 XDA Exec now available – UPDATE

The friendly bods in our handset shop have now got the o2 XDA Exec for sale in the shop. Prices start at a big fat NOTHING for certain tariffs and go up to £199.99. The o2 XDA Exec is a 3G handset with a full QWERTY keyboard,

They do listen!

Something that Microsoft are really big on here in Seattle, and that's feedback. While I am here the Windows Mobile guys keep asking, "How do we make things better?" or "What can we add?" I've already told them stacks of things in previous years and a...

C600 and M5000 rumours

Just a quick note to say that I'm being flooded with emails saying that the Orange SPV has hit the Orange systems this week. We're also getting news that the M5000 is pretty much ready and both devices should be appearing within a couple of weeks. Bot...

Qtek 8300, 8310, 9000 and 9100 pictures

Here's some hot news from the boys at NewMobile.nl. They've got some photos of the Qtek 8300, 8310, 9000 and the 9100. The Qtek 9000 is the HTC Universal - coming soon from on several networks. However the one I'm really keen on is the Qtek

Spits pinches our story!

Looks like our exclusive story on the Orange SPV C600 proved quite popular. A newspaper called "Spits" has picked it up and has republished the whole thing !Click here to see a clip of the story, which appeared recently in this local paper.