Author: Leigh Geary

Chinese mobiles take on Nokia

It appears that the rate of progress from the Chinese producers of mobile phones "must not be underestimated" Source and more info - Silicon.com

SPV E100 no keyboard?

Finally, after months of anticipation the SPVe100 has been released but all is not what we expected! The SPVe100 is reported to be sold in the UK sporting an Orange keyborad. However, some have found that the SPVe100 does not include in the inbox cont...

SPV E100

I got my hands on the new E100. I also have the original SPV, Orange didn't let me upgrade so I just had to port my other number across to get my hands on it. If anybody is interested Kings Road Orange Shop has a few left.... start …

Infosync review the E100

Another review has appeared, this time from infosyncworld.com. They gave it a fairly respectable 7.4 / 10 and say.. "Although the E100 is largely identical to the original SPV, its great new screen, improved ergonomics and beefed-up accessories make ...

SPV Going Going Gone?

To those interested, the original SPV is to be phased out owing to a upward spiral of returns. Problematic phones have recently been causing a serious problem for tech support. Top problems for SPV returns have been to date : Constant crashes, SMS pro...

Travel Dictionarys from AIM

  ONLY $9.99 ! Travel Dictionary (2 NEW Languages)Never leave home without it ! Pocket Travel Dictionaries provide instant word translation in 2 directions. Just enter the word you want to translate and hit FIND. An intelligent s...

Orange SPV gone – E100 appears!

The Orange web site was updated today 11/07/03 at 13:00 and the SPV has vanished! Though there are rumours that the SPV has been canned, the SPV we know and love may not be permanately withdrawn. Following a week out of stock it seems that it's just d...

Hypertag for the SPV

Hypertag - tailored content (well: site-specific, anyway) for the mobile user. A link found on Slashdot.org Read more here. Sadly, the Orange SPV/E100 is (as yet) unsupported. And the initial rollout is to musuems/movie theatres/attractions in the L...

Orange and EDS get in bed together

Orange and EDS are to make integrating mobile devices easier for enterprise telecoms and IT departments in a new project. They're planning on providing an ECO system (Extended Connected Office) to organisations who have doubts about mobile business. ...

Modaco gets a new look

The collosal modaco.com, which is THE meeting place for Smartphone users, has had the interior designers in. New colours and a funky new logo feature, which appears to sum up the site - i.e. HUGE and COOL. :) Midnight is responsible for the new gr...

Phone Frenzy

Almost everywhere you turn at the moment, a new MS Smartphone handset is appearing. Today it seems that HTC are going to jump on the Mitac bandwagon and produce a clam-shell design too! HTC, the company that brought you the SPV (HTC Canary) and SPV E1...

Original SPV – Still Out Of Stock

Over at orange.co.uk the leaves are still blowing in the SPV warehouse. The orignal SPV appears to stil be out of stock, almost for a week now.. are they about to drop the SPV ?

Verizon announces MMS

US network Verizon has now launched picture messaging on their network. It'll be compatible with the global MMS standard, but - like MMS over here (UK) until fairly recently, you can't send picture messages to other networks ... yet. Verizon has gon...

Smartphony Grand Competition

Over at smartphony.org and smartfull.fr.st they're running a competition for the best picture of the summer, taken with your Smartphone. For this you can win a leather case from Piel Frama.Check out smartphony.org for more info about the rest of this ...

All the ROMs

smartphonefrance.info have now made pretty much every ROM update available on-line on their site.I'm not too sure how legal this is.. but there you go... Again, please don't use a different networks' ROM to update.

Another E100 review

It's like Christmas in July! Lots and lots of reviews and press coverage for the E100, which seems to be a bit hard to get hold of still - but hopefully this will change in the next few days! Check out ZDNets' review here! They gave it an …

E100 – Expected Friday?

Emails received today.. "Orange Shop in Leicester told me they expect them in Friday" "I was told next Monday" Just got to wait unfortunately now... :( Has anyone in the UK got one yet? Email me! :)

Another Smartphone on the way

I likes the look of this baby! Maxon Telecom have signed on to use XScale processors for portable devices in their next-generation handsets. Maxon is expected to be the first manufacturer to use the Manitoba processor in a phone.The handset, called th...

Good news for MS Smartphone!

With both 02 (the network) and now Mitac (the manufacturer) announcing stuff today, this is brilliant news for the MS Smartphone platform! Mitac announce here their intention to develop even more phones using MS Smartphone as an OS and they are seekin...

Use animated GIFs – and make use of your MMS!

One thing a haven't really used until recently is MMS. However, I've recently being fiddling with it quite a bit. Not only can you take pictures, record sounds, add backgrounds and send them, but you can also use animated GIFs. This is pretty useful i...

O2 to bring out Smartphone later this year

GeekZone reports today that network operator O2 is to begin selling a Smartphone in quarter 4 of this year (near Christmas). However, it will be running Smartphone 2003 (Windows Mobile 2003) - not Smartphone 2002. Which model "MS-based Smartphone" it ...

New Keyboard !!

The new Flexis keyboard, which is to be sold by our friends over at OrangeSmartPhone.com will also be able to copy and paste, just press the Shift-Arrows to highlight text and then CTRL-C to Copy and CTRL-V to Paste. Just like a PC !!!Also, aswell as ...

Orange SPV – Out of stock!

The Orange web Shop appears to have run out of the Orange SPV. Users browsing to the Orange Shop will find a message saying, "Out of stock on PM" (Pay Monthly). Now, we could be really cynical and say that this could mean the exit of the SPV, …

New products from Ora

After bribing them with free food, I've managed to grab the following info from Ora. Yes, they are increasing their range of Smartphone accessories again.An executive leather holder, plus this cool Neoprene case (right) feature in their expanded range...

Backdrops…

I am currently working on the gallery segment (the backdrops) I'm aware this is a bit poo at the moment and you guys have to scroll through each one. I am working on this ! :)

More news on the SPV2

News from newswireless.net reaches us today regarding the SPV2 - known as the HTC Voyager. They state ... "What isn't clear, is who will be the first to announce it. It's taken for granted that Orange will have one; but in fact, the big, tub-thumping...

E100 in France – July 17th

The excellent Smartphony.org reports today that the E100 will be released in France with a 299€ price tag (about £205 or $344 US). This ties in with an expected price of £200 for UK E100's. Also, it is reported that they will be released on Ju...

T9 Config util on smartphone.net

This new T9 config utility makes it possible to break the link between the phone user interface language and T9 predictive text input language.Eg. This link makes writing German text with an English language phone impossible.The software works on appl...

E100 – First deliveries the 9th

Wednesday is now the set date for deliveries of the E100. It's worth noting that phones may appear later than that in each shop, so keep your ears to the ground for more info. I'm still awaiting an email from someone saying, "I bought one today!".. If...

Smart Amazing Update – 1.5.0.28

Smart Networks have released another update to their Tanager variant, the Smart Amazing Phone. This update includes the new keyboard update and the SMS counter fix. Grab the 11Mb download here or read more about the update here.

Full Orange SPV E100 Review Published in WebUser Magazine

An "Exclusive" review of the "most wanted" Smartphone of the moment is available now in WebUser magazine. WebUser - The UK's Best Selling Internet Magazine, has the test on page 34 and 35 of their June 26 - July 9th issue. (See picture of cover here) ...

The Register tests the MyDevice Motion-Controlled phone

As announced yesterday, MyOrigo announced its motion-controlled mobile phone, called "MyDevice". Now The Register have managed to get one to play with. Although not running the MS Smartphone OS, this is quite a natty piece of equipment and turns the p...

MicroSoft Takes the Symbian battle up a gear

MS announced a wide range of incentives for developers in its continuing assault on the Symbian platfrom. Speaking at the TechEd conference in Barcelona, Peter Wissinger, European enterprise marketing manager for the mobile division at Microsoft, also...

Orange SPV E100 on Orange.co.uk website

Here's a screen shot of the Orange.co.uk shop - it features lots of details of the SPV E100 - which is "coming soon" (next Monday) to Orange. Some of the details are a bit strange - and wrong, such as the line that says, "tri band technology", then …

Arabic Update for Smartphone is here!

Finally we have arabic smartphone! Check out the iMate website for more info. You can now download an arabic update for your English Smartphone and make it Arabic enabled or totaly Arabic interface. You will also find details on how to install the up...

SMS Spam – Fighting back

SOS SMS is a new website that is trying to help reduce spam filtering through to your mobile phone. Check out their website here and fight back!!! Read more here (silicon.com)

SPV 2 News

We already know about the SPV E100, due out next week on Orange, but what of the SPV 2? It was mentioned at the Orange Press presentation recently (see this slide) but the image just looks like a simple copy of the SPV E100 (HTC Tanager).However, it's...

SmartNotes is out!

Smartnotes, the wicked utility which enables you to create / edit notes on your PC, then access them via the Programs menu on your phone, is now out to buy. Check their website out for screen shots, features and news on this software. You can then try...

New SmartPhone that reacts from hand movements.

A new SmartPhone that is controlled by a users' hand-movements has been released by MyOrigo, a company based in Finland. MyDevice, which has just been demonstrated in London, is scheduled to hit the shops before Christmas 2003. Check out more info her...