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i-Mate Smartflip – HTC Star Trek Shots on the web

PocketInfo.nl have just emailed about their exclusive first shots of the i-Mate Smartflip, which is said to be based on the HTC Star Trek handset we got a glimpse of last October. According to this PocketInfo story it'll be running Windows Mobile 5.0 ...

European Commission gets tough on mobile roaming charges

The European Regulators are set to stamp down on mobile roaming charges. The commisioner in charge - Viviane Reding (right) - stated that they have long been concerned with the cost and complexity of international roaming charges and have admitted tha...

Orange SPV M600 = HTC Prophet

Whilst browsing around NewMobile.nl I found this Orange SPV M600 .. now doesn't that look like an HTC Prophet to you? Why I think it is! You may have already seen this as the Dopod 818 Pro / iMate JAMin. Let's see... 2.0 Megapixel camera? Check.

Follow the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer

Steve Fossett is currently at the controls of the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer in order to set the record for the longest flight of all time. He's attemting to fly over 700 miles further than any aircraft or balloon has flown. Conchango are the Web Mi...

English Version of NewMobile.nl now available

NewMobile.nl has always been one of my most checked websites. It contains a mountain of mobile phones, comparisons and photos of all the latest devices. Now it's even better because their English version is online at newmobile.com. If you're ever conf...

Orange UK EDGE Network

One thing that slipped through my net recently was the launch of EDGE in the UK on Orange. This is great news for those of you with EDGE compatible handsets (like the Orange SPV C600) however it still doesn't signal the release of the Orange SPV

PhoneThemes Case Study

Our friends at Phonethemes.com have published news of a case study into the development work required to produce WM5.0 applications. This follows last year's presentation of the PhoneThemes PocketPC media player by Bill Gates as he launched Windows Mo...

Cingular 8125 Now Available

It looks like the Cingular 8125 we mentioned some months back has now launched in the USA. According to MobileMag it's currently... "...only offered to Cingular’s Business 2 Business partners, so for the average consumer, it is still just a bit out ...

Smartphones Show 4 Online

Steve Litchfield has just published his fourth Smartphones Show which is available here and features a full video review of the Windows Mobile powered i-Mate SP5. His next show should feature the QTek 8300 music smartphone, so it's well worth keeping ...

Huge new VoIP solution

I'm a big fan of VoIP however I feel that the existing peer-to-peer clients like Skype don't tell the whole story. Today a company called iC-Talk have announced the launch of their revolutionary business-class telephone solution. This is pure VoIP and...

Eye On Call – Control your calls

MoDaCo mentioned this Eye On Call (PhoneSharp) software today so I decided to give it a bash. The software is delivered as a Zip file so you have to copy the contents across to your phone. When you initially run it you'll need to start "Loader.exe"

Add a turbo to your Pocket PC

Back when PCs were the same speed as your Windows Mobile phone everyone was "overclocking" their CPU's. For the unaware Wikipedia states that overclocking is.... "Making a computer component run at a higher clock speed than the manufacturer's specific...

Certificates expiring?

Owen from MSMobileNews has emailed in about a rather interesting issue. He's gone into Start-> Settings-> Security-> Certificates-> Root and found that the "GTE CyberTrust Root" one is due to expire in just a couple of weeks time. We're not 100% sure ...

T-Mobile MDA Compact II Reviewed .. oh, and it’s pink

I've added a review of the baby pink T-Mobile MDA Compact II. It's also available in a graphite colour too, so have a read if you're in the market for a tiny Pocket PC. The handset comes with a megapixel camera, Windows Mobile 5.0, 128MB of memory

Do you REALLY know where those mobile masts are?

When you read stories of mobile phone masts being pulled down by concerned local residents it is usually due to the fact that they're fairly big, fairly visible and right next to a school or local houses. Some may question the anger. I myself remember...

DECT Approved in USA

Last month there were lots of news stories coming out of telecoms show "CES", however you may have missed one rather surprising announcement. Unbelievable yet true, the DECT standard has only just been approved in the USA. Approved late last year by t...

Media Center on your Windows Mobile handset?

Spotted here at MSMobiles is something that looks quite familiar. O2 MediaPlus is an application that comes with the XDA Atom and gives us a interesting view of how the Windows Media Center interface style can be used on portable devices. You can see ...

More roaming data charges

More bad news for travellers today after this story highlighted the case of Joanne Lancaster. After getting the flu whilst on holiday Joanne decided to check a few film trailers on her Orange phone. Unfortunately, because she was in the French Alps, s...

New Voice of Texting

Tom Baker has been brought in as the new voice of BT's text-messaging system. Now, when you send a text message to any landline in the UK, the recipient will hear the voice of Little Britain speaking back to them. The new system is much clearer

The Mad Competition Results!

OK so it's Monday and I've had a nightmare choosing winners! We've had Stuey Roscoe sending in pictures of girls, girls and yet more girls. We've had Lee Sainsbury freezing his phone to make a real "CoolSmartPhone", weird car accidents from Jonathan H...