Gears Archive

Firefox 2.0 on the way

Microsoft T'Interweb Explorer is now on version 7 with Beta 3 being available to download here. It lifted a lot of good stuff from Firefox plus it added a phishing filter to stop you giving away your ebay or bank details. Not to be outdone there'll be...

Sky by Mobile – Is it possible on Windows Mobile?

Some of you may be aware of a new service launched by Sky TV recently. If you're lucky enough to have one of their whizzy PVR's then you'll already be used to the live pause and recording to hard disk. However, recently they announced their Sky

MoDaCo Summer Event is coming!

The MoDaCo summer event kicks off this Saturday. If you're planning to attend then there's the usual food, raffle, pub quiz and beer plus goodie bag. Held at the Orange offices at The Point in London Paddington (shown right) between 12 noon and around...

VPA Compact III and Qtek 8500 Announced by Vodafone Germany

It looks like Vodafone Germany are to take on both the HTC Hermes as the Vodafone VPA Compact III (press release here) and the HTC STRTrk (press release here) as the Qtek 8500. Both devices should be an excellent addition to the network and will prove...

New Microsoft ActiveSync version available

Microsoft have released a new ActiveSync - version 4.2. For the unaware ActiveSync enables the transfer and syncronisation of your Outlook details plus documents, music, videos, pictures and software. The new update resolves some issues that gave an e...

Willcom shows the WS007SH

Japanese company Willcom have unveiled another Windows Mobile handset manufactured by Sharp. The WS007SH, which can be seen in 3D here, comes in black and iPoddy white and runs Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC. According to this machine translated pag...

Samsung SGH-i320 Launches

Samsung have announced the launch of their SGH-i320 QWERTY handset which will beat the Motorola Q into Europe. According to Samsung the SGH-i320 will be available in Europe this month with further launches across the rest of Europe and Asia later.We...

HTC Peddle their wares

Nick Butcher emailed me over the weekend regarding the new HTC brand and the pretty hefty advertising they're doing here in sunny Britain. This advert (click here for big) was placed in blokes gadgety mag Stuff - y'know the one, it's usually got some ...

HTC MTeoR Video Review

Apart from having a keyboard like an old Nokia 5.1 and only a 1.3 Megapixel camera (we loved the 2 Megapixel cam in the M600 and want to see more), the MTeoR from HTC looks pretty cool and is featured in this video review.The MTeoR has

Google – The king has fallen

You may recall I mentioned the problems we're having with Google. It turns out that it's not just us - there's posts from annoyed webmasters on forums across the web and I've found some huge problems with the results it's giving. Something is seriousl...

HTC Oxygen hits the web

Just before I went off on honeymoon the HTC Oxygen appeared on the web with a rather bland specs list. I say bland because it's got a 1.3 megapixel camera - something which would've been great in 2004, a low-res 176x220 screen and a few other

Hubdog – RSS Feeds and more for your Pocket PC

Are you interesting in dogging? Well, maybe you should try Hubdog.com which isn't actually anything to do with driving into the woods late at night but is actually an RSS reader, podcast player, search engine, video and media provider all in one. It's...

TechFaithWireless Duplicate Designs

You may remember we mentioned a company called TechFaithWireless before. They're busy making some pre-production handsets to show the various networks and distribution channels just what they can do. This Smartphone-web.com article shows just some of ...

NetFront Web Browser v3.3

NetFront Version 3.3 is now available for Pocket PC. It's a web browser with a password manager, smart frame capability, rapid-render, smart-fit rendering plus much more. The new upgraded version includes a pop-up blocker, RSS / ATOM feed capability a...

MDA Push-email Updates now available

If you've got yourself a T-Mobile handset then it's well worth checking their update site and grab yourself the necessary AKU2 flash for the push-email facility on the MDA devices. The MDA Compact II, MDA Vario and MDA Pro are all on there so be sure

The history of Windows Mobile phones

I'm sitting out in the garden watching the England match right now. Vista has finally allowed me to write a few quick stories which we've missed out whilst I was on my honeymoon. First up a quick note about SmartPhoneHistory.com, a site made by Ashley...

Quicktxt.co.uk – Send free texts without the fuss

I'm always a bit sceptical about free text messaging services. Usually your number gets sold to some random company or the person you're sending to gets spam texts shortly after. Sure, you could say, "You don't get something for nothing" but heck it's...

Orange SPV C700 and M3100 Confirmed – Plus Orange Mail Launch

Orange UK announced their "Orange Mail" solution today across their Signature Device range. It's designed for companies that have their own email server and is a fully featured ‘push-email’ service combining real-time email delivery with the abili...

Astraware release Big Box of Blox

Astraware have announced a new title called "Big Box of Blox", an addictive block stacking game based on the highly acclaimed PC/Mac game by Digital Eel. In Big Box of Blox (yes, I said "Blox"), you need to stack, smash, blast, mutate and explode the ...

Cingular to get more Windows Mobiles

According to Engadget Mobile Cingular are poised to launch several Windows Mobile handsets over the coming months. We pretty much expected the HP iPaq6920/25 however the HTC StarTrek is a surprise, apparently arriving before the HTC Hermes if this cha...