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Windows 10 Technical Preview build now available for more phones

As we reported a little while ago the Windows 10 Technical Preview build is now available for many more phones. 35 different devices in fact. To have a try of the new phone or PC operating system you will need to join the Windows Insider program and of course be …

Huawei to release a variant of the W1 Windows Phone in Africa

Huawei the Chinese telecom giant has today announced, that in partnership with Mircosoft that a customised windows device is to be launched as part of its new 4Afrika Initiative. Plans include developing a  cheap wireless broadband in the Rift Valley in Kenya and help local people in South Africa and Egypt …

HTC will still make their mark on Windows and Android

When Windows Phone 7 was announced it seemed to signal the end of HTC's involvement with the GUI. The Windows Phone 7 interface, from what we understood at the time, was to be familiar and identical throughout all Windows Phones. Things still seem to ...

TouchFLO 3D Themes available for free

Head on over to PPCSG for some rather cool TouchFLO 3D themes for your HTC Diamond / Touch Pro. The entire selection is available to browse and download from mobile-sg.com including this one here called "Coffee Lover". They're simple enough to install...

Hey – my MP4 video won’t play!

So, I'm back in the UK and I've just plugged my Windows Mobile handset into my PC. I've got lots of videos that I'd like to copy across to my machine and view. They're all in MP4 format, it's just a matter of loading up Quicktime and.... ..ahh... …

BBC iPlayer on Windows Mobile – Another way!

Earlier in the week we took a look at the new Skyfire browser and it's Flash capabilities. A lot of interest centred around the BBC iPlayer, which at last became sort-of-functional in Skyfire and has long been a "want" of most Windows Mobile users. No...

Pointui now working with networks to enhance devices

Regular readers will know of the Pointui Home system by now. It's still available here with a direct download here. Now Bell Canada customers will find a custom build of Point UI in the HTC Touch Diamond available from their network. This is grouped a...

Spooky Halloween ringtones up for download

Last night I nearly threw something at the TV when a Christmas commercial popped on the screen. Surely it's not that time of year just yet is it? Perhaps not, but Halloween is just a few weeks away and you can get some suitably scary ringtones for yo...

Portable Themes – Design and download your own

Some years back you couldn't move for themes, backdrops and homescreens. Everyone seemed to have their own personal theme but now, with the HTC TouchFLO technology, many are choosing to stick with that instead. PortableThemes.com has been setup for th...

Another cool time-lapse video

Just a few days ago I slapped my phone onto the back of a toy train and recorded the journey. Amazingly it's already received nearly 1,500 views so I thought I'd have a go at something else. This time, instead of recording my journey to work I left …

Want that reminder sound to repeat? Now you can!

Last month I got well and truly stuck with what seemed like a simple request. Just how do you get the text message sound to repeat? Sure, there's a "Repeat" option on Windows Mobile Professional, but you'll find that it's permanently greyed out and t...

Free and legal sound samples for your handset

So you've got your shiny new Windows Mobile phone. The first thing you'll probably want to do is customise your phone with ringtones, a new colour scheme and a personalised backdrop. Ringtones are particularly tricky, because you'll quickly find yours...

Free Ringtones and Wallpapers for Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner and Microsoft are celebrating with free ringtones and wallpapers for Windows Mobile. Tameside Eye has emailed in after spotting the range of special seasonal ringtones and backdrops. There's stacks to choose from, ...

Go on – give your Smartphone a facelift

Every few months I mention this rather excellent website. It's crammed full of rather sexy homescreens / themes for your Smartphone (Windows Mobile Standard) to make your phone look all pretty and nice. In my book Kleinweder is still the best site for...

Loads of TV Themes for your phone

Just when you think the internet is nothing but porn, adverts and bingo websites, along comes solid gold like TV Themes Tunes Online. It seems to be in the UK too, so you've not only got American TV shows but classic themes from over here aswell! Find...

SmartPhoneCinema gets relaunched

Years back, when this site was crawling around in nappies, we had lots of links to sites specialising in ringtones, backdrops, home-screen and videos. It's good to see a resurgence of these lately, especially SmartPhoneCinema.co.uk, which has a wide s...

Watch live TV and radio anywhere

If you've got your Windows Mobile to hand don't forget to check our mobile site at mobile.coolsmartphone.com. It's filled with information and fun which has been specifically designed with mobile compatibility in mind. You'll find this news feed plus ...

More free city audio guides to choose from

About a year ago we told you about some free audio guides from iAudioguide.com. At the time there was just three cities to choose from, however they've been working hard and now have overe 30 MP3 guides to select. They're all free too, so you simply d...

Convert your YouTube vids for Windows Mobile

Remember us mentioning TinyTube ? We covered it last year - it was a neat way to view / convert YouTube videos so that you can watch on your Windows Mobile phone. Many of you will already know that browsing to YouTube and trying to view a video …

More cool themes for your Smartphone

We originally named this site "CoolSmartphone" because we wanted to do everything possible to make your Windows Mobile device even "cooler" than it already is. We've always hunted down people who design themes and backgrounds and feature them in the "...