Author: Leigh Geary

HTC Touch HD – First customers take delivery

Some lucky swines are taking delivery of their HTC Touch HD right now and Kishan Sthankiya is one of them. He's sent in pictures of his new toy, including a shot showing it in his pocket. The HTC Touch HD, featuring a 5 megapixel camera, 3.5mm audio j...

Windows Mobile 6.5 confirmed by Steve Ballmer

When a Motorola CEO blew the lid on Windows Mobile 6.5 we didn't expect Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to then confirm it's existance and go on to mention Windows Mobile 7 too. Pocketnow have picked up on this Telstra webcast where Steve responds to a qu...

Orange Touch HD Update

If you, like me, are waiting for the HTC Touch HD then listen up. We know already that it's available network-free from devicewire.com with free delivery, however there's still a lot of people waiting for Orange to make it available. We've had inform...

Reduce those 0800 charges

A while back I had a good old rant about the cost of calling 0800 numbers from a mobile phone. 0800 numbers are free from normal landline phones, but the mobile operators have chosen to add a charge just for handling the call. I was charged £1.18 for...

HTC Touch 3G Reviewed

Earlier this week we teased you with a quick look at the HTC Touch 3G. The full review is now online. It's got large portions of high-quality pictures, screen shots and videos of the phone in action. Head over to this page to see what we thought of …

Orange announce Eee PC 901 with integrated 3G

Just a couple of months back Orange announced the Eee PC 900. Unfortunately it needed an Icon 225 dongle plugged in to get you onto the Orange network. There's now none left because Orange have just launched the Eee PC 901. From what we can see it's p...

HTC P6500 WM6.1 Update for Orange customers

Remember our review of the rather chunky HTC P6500? Well, if you bought one from Orange you can now upgrade it to Windows Mobile 6.1. Downloading the update means you'll need to backup all your data and ensure that the battery is charged above 50%. Th...

Sony Ericsson X1 live on o2 site

Oh hello. Is that the Sony Ericsson X1 I see on the o2 website ? Indeed it is. It's available to buy right now from completely nothing all the way up to £249.99, depending on the tariff you pick. We've been banging on about this phone since February …

HTC Touch HD Unboxing tease – and a warning

Now this is just cruel. If you're waiting for a parcel containing a HTC Touch HD this is going to be torture. Diego Cervia has been unboxing his Italian Touch HD here. If you can try not to look at the carpet too much it's an interesting climpse …

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...

HTC Touch HD Status update

Waiting for the HTC Touch HD ? Well, news is that the first batch of phones are in a truck and on the way to devicewire.com right now. If you're interetsed in getting it network-free don't forget that our free delivery code will still work, plus the b...

Orange grabs nearly 3 million data users

Following our coverage of the Orange data plans and the eventual changes Orange now seems to have gained 2.9 million users with data revenue now making up 23.1 percent of total revenue. Coverage has now hit 94 percent of the population, with the USB d...

HTC Touch Pro giveaway

Want a free phone? Do you? Well great news. I've got a Nokia 5.1 in the garage that I've just run over by accident. If you want something newer, head over to omio.com where they're giving away a HTC Touch Pro. To enter the draw you'll need to …

HTC Touch 3G action – review coming soon!

The original HTC Touch was a huge success and changed the way that Pocket PC handsets were viewed. It was small, sexy and had a funky new interface. Sure, there was a lot packed into the small package, but now people are after more from their phone. T...

Have we lost you to Apple?

Have you recently defected to the iPhone? Are you interested in everything Apple? If so, give me a shout. A new site is about to launch and writers / editors are needed to promote and expand the new venture. You will need to show a commitment to publi...

Android 0.8 on a HTC Touch Diamond

Unless you've already got a T-Mobile G1 then you'll not have seen Android in action. On YouTube there's already quite a few videos showing Google Android on Windows Mobile HTC kit (including our own). Now there's also a video showing Google Android 0...

Elecont Dialer – Fast access into your contacts

Elecont have been making several apps for Windows Mobile over the years, including Elecont Launcher, Elecont Weather and more. Their newest app is called Elecont Dialer and you can see it in action here. It integrates with the standard Microsoft Today...

Bio.ID – Secure text message access fun

OK, this one's a little strange so bear with me. A new app called BIO.ID uses a retinam voice recognition, finger-print sensor to secure the data on your phone. At last - a program which will no doubt interest the hundreds of Government workers leavin...

Xperia X1 Bluetooth problems?

No, we still haven't got an Xperia X1 (grumble, whinge, moan), but we are hearing that there could be an issue with the Bluetooth functionality on the Sony Ericsson handset. Harv Singh has had two handsets so far and they both suffer from the same sym...

myhome247 Review

We don't just review phones here at coolsmartphone.com. Over the past few weeks we've been trying out the myhome247 Security System. It's an easy-to-setup monitoring and control system for your home or office. You can get it all ready in a few minutes...