Gears Archive

Samsung i300 released! Yeah! We know!

I've had a few emails regarding the release of the Samsung i300 on o2. There's several Windows Mobile websites out there announcing that it's now available and people are asking why we haven't covered it. Well, erm.. we have. In fact it was almost 10 ...

Visto launches a triple attack against MS

It's all kicked off today in the "push email" arena. True "push email" is promised on Windows Mobile devices early in 2006, however a company called Visto have taken great exception to the technology being used by Microsoft to do this, saying that it ...

Samsung i300 Selling on Ebay for Charity

Do you want to feel a nice warm glow all over you whilst trying to get the latest Smartphone ? Well now you can thanks to a bunch of eBay auctions designed to raise money for Children in Need. Our friends at o2.co.uk and Samsung are flogging

o2 XDA Mini Now Selling

We're getting into the Christmas spirit here at CoolSmartPhone. I've got the biggest possible Christmas tree to fit in the house, plus I got a bit drunk and fell over at the office party (not totally my fault) and then had to walk miles to get

Mio A201 GPS Device now available

The Register are reporting the launch of the Mio A201 GPS-ready Pocket PC device. Although slightly larger it does have a flap and swivel GPS unit so that you can use the sat-nav display in any orientation you please. It also comes with the SiRFStar I...

Cingular 2125 Goes On Sale

So we've already mentioned that the Orange SPV C600 is on sale here in the UK, plus we've reviewed it too. Well, today you can now also get the American cousin of the SPV C600 in the shape of the Cingular 2125. The "bulgy version" is

Atomiclava Closes Down

The much-praised mobile photo-blogging service at AtomicLava.net is to close its doors. In a statement James and the team said..."I regret to inform you that the service will be shutting down in the New Year. Its been a fun ride over the last 2 years;...

Orange SPV C600 Now Available To Buy!

Many thanks to everyone emailing in to inform us that the Orange SPV C600 is now available to buy on the Orange Shop. The price? FREE! Yep, on selected packages you can get this Windows Mobile 5.0 handset for absolutely nothing! Don't forget that we'r...

HP iPAQ SmartPhone rw4500

Engadget have some info and HowardForums have lots of pictures of a "new" device from HP. The HTC Feeler - seen out as the new T-Mobile SDA / iMate SP3i amongst other names - is to be badged as the "iPAQ SmartPhone rw4500". This device should have

RoverPC M1 – Russia gets a Smartphone too

This afternoon I took a trip across to Russia, wait.. perhaps it was a disused military base in the UK. Either way, I found this RoverPC M1 Smartphone. It's even got a "Çåðêàëî äëÿ àâòîïîðòðåòíîé ñú¸ìêè", which I think is...

Photon – The next Windows Mobile

You may have read a bit of news from webmasters who were invited to the Mobius thing in the USA about Photon. Photon is the code-name for the next version of Windows Mobile. Although I wasn't there, I've already had a look at "what it might look

Good news – Orange SPV C600 Review now available!

Hey guys. Remember how I said, "The Orange SPV C600 review will be online by Monday". Well, I never said it would necessarily be last Monday did I ? :) You can now find the full review, with up-close photos, screen shots, animated GIFs, example camera...

Treo 700w at Verizon USA

This Verizon page is now online showing the Treo 700w. Although not yet available, you can sign up to know when it is. Treo, you may remember, dipped their toes into the Windows Mobile platform and this 700w is the result. MSMobiles are reporting that...

T-Mobile MDA Compact II – It’s pink!

Now, there was me thinking T-Mobile were joking when they said, "Hey, you'll love what we've got coming next - it's a Pink MDA Compact II!!" Aha.. no, it really is bright pink. Aimed directly at female and pink-pound customers this Windows Mobile 5.0 ...

Clickgamer Announces Cutting EDGE Coding Competition 2006

Our software partners at Clickgamer have announced a mobile game programming competition called the "Cutting EDGE Coding Competition 2006" using the recently launched EDGE mobile game engine. Everyone, whether you be an individual programmer or full ...

Samsung i300 Watch – It’s back!

Thanks to many people who responded to our earlier story regarding the Samsung i300. Well, it's now back and live on the o2 Shop (click "Samsung" from the handset lists). Nice one! We haven't had chance to play with this handset yet - do you have one?...

C600 Review Update!

Nearly done! Gimme another few hours. Sorry about this. I've been taking a day or two off to do some much-needed Christmas shopping and house-related stuff, so everything has been on pause. I've also got around 230 emails to respond to, so apologies a...

Orange SPV C600 is on the Orange Shop

At last it's here ! Well, nearly. The Orange SPV C600 is now on the Orange shop as "Coming Soon" so hopefully we should see it just before Christmas. Many thanks to those of you who emailed me in about this (Eden Dwek, Matt Gough, Andy

Where’s the Samsung i300 ?

Where's the Samsung i300 gone ? The Samsung i300 should now be out on o2 after it got pushed back a few times. It's been promoted quite heavily too, however it looked like December was finally the i300's month. Unfortunately though, after appearing on...