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Explosion at the planet brings down thousands of sites

This may be a little off topic, but I just wanted to post a message about some of our friends in cyber-space. Sites like PocketPCThoughts, MobilitySite.com and even my favourite comedy site - b3ta.com have been pulled off line following an explosion a...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Coming to Orange?

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 is another hot handset due to arrive this summer, but we've not heard much about which UK networks will be releasing it... until now. Orange seem to have it listed on their partner pages and, although you have to login to s...

HTC Touch Diamond ROM leaks out

I'm not sure how, but the guys at xda-developers.com have posted the official WM 6.1 WWE ROM and radio for the HTC Diamond shipping in Asia and Hong Kong. They've even ported it to the Kaiser (TyTN II)! Ah, there's a problem though, no-one has a HTC T...

A week with the Diamond – Day 7

Day 7 ! But is this the end? No, of course not. We've been absolutely bombarded with questions and there's been so many we now need a couple of extra days to answer them! In this episode we show the speed of the GPS fix, the call "ignore" …

T-Mobile Vario IV Specs confirmed

TheUnwired.net have news on the official specs of the upcoming HTC Raphael (imagine the Diamond + QWERTY slider). As predicted the specs are pretty identical to the HTC Touch Diamond, however there is apparently a microSD card slot and 512Mb ROM with ...

A week with the HTC Touch Diamond – Day 6

Yep, it's day 6 already and we've got another wobble-cam special ;) In our continuing look at the HTC Touch Diamond we get a good look today at two very important features for new users - the ringtone selection and the FM radio. I've also had many req...

GSmart MW700 and MS800 Available in the UK

Gigabyte have launched their MS800 (on the left) and MW700 in the UK today under the GSmart name. The handsets do look fairly similar, and indeed both are powered by the Marvell PXA270 520Mhz CPU with GPS, WiFi, 2 megapixel rear camera, FM radio and B...

GTS World Racing from Astraware now available

When we hear that Astraware are about to release a new game it's usually of the puzzle or brain-teasing variety, so when they told us about GTS Racing Challenge our ears pricked up. It builds on the highly successful GTS Racing Challenge and packs 64 ...

A week with the HTC Touch Diamond – Day 5

These HTC Touch Diamond videos are proving to be a huge hit from what I'm hearing. This level of interaction and real Q&A is brilliant. The "action cam" nature of the videos and my sloppy editing seems to be scoring highly too.... who knew eh? :) I've...

HTC Raphael shows up in T-Mobile colours

Getting a bit sick of all these HTC Touch Diamond stories by now? ;) How about the first shots of the HTC Raphael ? Here they are, over at gsmhelpdesk.nl. Imagine the HTC Touch Diamond with a slidey-out keyboard and you're there. This is the dressed-f...

A week with the HTC Touch Diamond – Day 4

Today is the heavy battery test. I've been out and about, using the WinMo 6.1 HTC Touch Diamond alongside the WinMo 6.0 HTC TyTN II handset. I've hooked it up to the same Microsoft Exchange server on the same email account, so we've got an always-on d...

A week with the HTC Touch Diamond – Day 3

Well, another day and we've got yet another video for you. The HTC Touch Diamond has been in my pocket over the last few days and has helped me get to the airport via GPS, check flight times via WiFi and even see what the weather is like …

Palm Treo 850 specs get leaked

Following the spy shots there's now specs available for the upcoming Palm Treo 850. It's still early days yet, but aGPS and WiFi seem to be available, as does Bluetooth 2.0 EDR _ A2DP, 256Mb Flash, a 2 megapixel camera and a microSD slot. Powered by W...

A week with the HTC Touch Diamond – Day 2

It's Sunday, so it's day 2 of our week with the HTC Touch Diamond. I've had stacks of questions through the forum post yesterday so I've tried to answer the majority in the new video. Thanks so far for all your questions and do keep them coming, I'm …

HTC TyTN II Updated to WinMo 6.1

Got a HTC TyTN II ? Yeah? Want the whole Windows Mobile 6.1 experience? You do ? Good stuff. Head on over to the HTC eClub and whack in your details. The new update is a full OS refresh with "performance updates", threaded SMS, easy setup and Internet...

A week with the HTC Touch Diamond – Day 1

Well, here it is - the HTC Touch Diamond. We've managed to get it for a whole week so I've decided to do a "day by day" diary of my thoughts. This is going to be my main phone for the next 7 days, so I've swapped my …

Special Opera Mobile 9.5 announced for Touch Diamond

I've had a few emails about the availability of Opera Mobile 9.5. The truth is you can't actually buy it at the moment. The press release, shown here, actually relates to the Opera Mobile 9.5 browser that you'll find inside the new HTC Touch Diamond ...

Palm Treo 500 Review

It's been a bit quiet here at Coolsmartphone.com for the last couple of days. Usually that means that something big is about to happen, and in this particular case it's rather huge indeed. Check back over the weekend to find out what it is ;) In the m...

Touch Commander 3.1 now available for touch-screen phones

Hot on the heels of version 3.0, the guys at Mobilityflow have just released version 3.1 of their Touch Commander Suite. Bearing more than a passing resemblance to the HTC homescreen and TouchFLO technology, there's also skins available to download to...

Machines At War 1.2 available

Machines at War is now available in version 1.2. It's a real time strategy game where you must command an army across the battlefield and defeat the enemy. Last year we covered the beta, however now there's extra ground units, new attack strategies, r...