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Smartphoneware announce three new titles

Smartphoneware have just annouced several new apps. Best RegEdit will let you fiddle around with your Windows Mobile registry, whilst Best Crypto protects your private files and photos to ensure that lost or stolen phones don't turn into a huge securi...

PocketCM Contacts – Brilliant free contacts manager

I've just stumbled across PocketCM and I'm surprised we've not covered it before. It's a finger-friendly contact app for touch-screen phones that'll let you glide through your contacts, call, edit, sort, filter and then show all the text conversations...

Orange SPV E610 now available

Christmas shopping, for blokes, is like hell on earth. Being shoved around a huge shopping centre with your wife, trying desperately not to get trampled on or pushed aside by people randomly grabbing at anything on the shelf is annoying as hell. I tri...

Windows Mobile 6.1 – Now in video too

OK, so following the whole Cigular / Cingular business (when it should be AT&T), the Boy Genius has a video online showing Windows Mobile 6.1 in action. Sure, it still says "Cigular" towards the end of the video and there's confusion about whether thi...

Server donation drive – and the winners are

It's now been a few months since we started our donation drive to buy a server. We've been hosted in America on a rented server for many years and, even after slimming down code and optimizing the site further, we needed additional memory to keep all ...

More info about Windows Mobile 6.1 …but…

The Boy Genius has been fishing around Windows Mobile 6.1 even more since his exposé just the other day. He's looking at the Windows Mobile Standard 6.1 version (i.e. no touch screen) and has now spotted some extra improvements. Internet Explorer h...

Google Mobile Maps finds your location without GPS

Here's a story I forgot to mention. Google Mobile Maps now includes a feature to locate your position - even without GPS. It works by using information from your local mobile tower to get your location within a 1000 metre radius. Whilst this isn't per...

Browser wars – iPhone beats Microsoft already

Although I run a Windows Mobile website I'm never afraid to criticise the phones or the Operating System. There's a few major things I'd like to see improved, but one major problem is Internet Explorer. Sure, HTC have helped a great deal with their To...

Help me out Microsoft !

The other day someone with a Windows Mobile Pro (Pocket PC) device asked me, "How do I get the text message sound to repeat?" I figured it was easy, you just go into Settings->Personal->Sounds and Notifications and then choose "Messaging - New Text Me...

HTC S730 and Touch Dual Available to buy

If you're looking for either the HTC S730 or the HTC Touch Dual without any contract or fuss, have a browse over to devicewire.co.uk. The S730 is currently selling for £289.99 whilst the Touch Dual is available for £349.99. We've reviewed both the ...

Windows Mobile 6.1 – EXPOSED!

The Boy Genius Report has blown the lid on the upcoming Windows Mobile 6.1. They've just taken delivery of a Motorola Q9 with WiFi and Windows Mobile 6.1 powers it! So what's new? Well there's a lot of gloss in the user interface with the ability to ...

Birdsoft Extreme Text

Looking for a threaded SMS application? Try Extreme Text from Birdsoft. There's a free trial, then you can buy it for $14.95 (£7.23). Now available for both Windows Mobile Standard (Smartphone) and Windows Mobile Pro (Pocket PC), the popular threaded...

HP iPaq 514 – Massive price drop

Why wait until January to get some good deals? Right now HP have a great discount on the HP iPaq 514 Voice Messenger. It's been reduced from £175 to just £119. Running Windows Mobile 6.0 Standard (ignore the specs that says it's Pocket PC) and has a...

T-Mobile to launch the Touch Dual as the Touch Plus

Have a look at this picture. It's the HTC Touch Dual .. right? Well, no it's not - look a little close and you'll see "MDA" and "T-Mobile" printed on it. This is set to be launched onto T-Mobile very soon and will be known as the "T-Mobile …

WinMo 6 comes to a raft of T-Mobile devices

T-Mobile have now made several Windows Mobile 6 updates available on their site. If you've got a T-Mobile MDA Compact III, T-Mobile MDA Mail, T-Mobile MDA Vario II or an Ameo then head over to their UK update site, choose your phone and punch in your ...

Office Mobile 6.1 – Office 2007 Compatibility ahoy!

I've been off work for a few days with what I'd call "Man Flu Extreme". Yesterday it developed into conjunctivitis too, so now I'm having trouble seeing the screen! Due to this I'm a little late picking up this story on Office Mobile 6.1. Paul Foster ...

USB Power Charger for your Windows Mobile

I love Maplin. They sell.. "stuff". By "stuff" I actually mean gadgets, gizmos, electronics bits, bobs and boys toys. There's a new store opening this weekend so I've had a butchers at their site and found this. It's a charger with two USB sockets at ...

Server move – complete!

Welcome to our new home. We've moved across the Atlantic, from San Diego, California to... err... Maidenhead ... here in the UK. Whilst it might not sound glamorous, we're now on our brand new server that you guys contributed towards. It's a beast to ...

VITO RingtoneEditor v1.2 now available

VITO have just updated their RingtoneEditor software to version 1.2. It's really easy to use - just load up an MP3, then click play and choose the start and end of the ringtone. The new version brings compatibility for Samsung BlackJack and MotoQ user...

Never mind o2, you’ve still got the XDA Stellar

Oh dear, it looks like the iPhone is having issues here in the UK. A survey conducted by gfk NOP shows that almost half of the 500 people questioned would never buy the iPhone at its' current price. The iPhone currently costs £269 and you have to at …