Author: Leigh Geary

BlueJacking

We've already reported on "BlueJacking" here but now it looks like being a spammers paradise - at least for people using handsets that can have "Discoverable" Bluetooth turned on (the E200 MS Smartphone tends to die after about 4 hours with this turne...

Roll up roll up, get yer E200 !

Contrary to reports, Orange is not pulling the Orange SPV E200. An official statement was forwarded to me today... "STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO REPORTS OF SPV E200 BEING WITHDRAWN FROM SALE IN THE UK The SPV E200 is not being withdrawn from sale in the...

MSN Update?

Where is it ? Another week goes by, another week that Orange SPV and SPV e100 (amongst many others) have STILL got no MSN Messenger capability on their phone.. Time is ticking by.. take part in our exclusive poll!

The E200 – My opinion?

The E200, billed to be THE MS Smartphone to have, is getting knocked left, right and centre at the moment. Already there's bugs and terrible, terrible battery life (3-4 hours with Bluetooth "Discoverable" turned on - this compared to about a week with...

MPx200.org – APPLICATION UNLOCK IT!!!!!!

As you know we at coolsmartphone.com LOVE the Motorola MPx200. It is, in my mind, probably the best MS Smartphone ever. If you get it on Orange then it'll be locked so you can't run all the juicy free applications and games.. Until now! Check out THIS...

E200 Woes…

I've been following the E200 news for the last week. Today Paul @ MoDaCo.com reports on the fact that the E200 has only a 4-way joystick, making several games unplayable and therefore effectively incompatible with the E200.

Smart OS Update 1.7!

If you've got a Smart Amazing Phone, then check out the SMART Phone upgrade to the new ROM version 1.7.0.13 It includes the MAGIC MSN FIX!!!!!!!! Wooo!! (Where's the Orange one for SPV and E100 ?) Also... - 20 to 30% Extended battery life - Action ...

First time E200 user?

There's an excellent review by ex-Nokia user Ian Moore right here. A few quotes... "I’ve only had this piece of kit a few days, and I haven’t (yet) had a grudge against it." "Being a SPV-first timer, if the E200’s are like this, what are the f...

E200 Weird bug

Could you guys try something for me if you have an E200 ? Now - I don't have the full release of the OS, but could you try this... Install any skin which displays whether you have an answerphone message. Usually nearly every skin out there (a skin …

iMov Update

msmobiles.com is reporting on the new updated version of iMov Messenger - the excellent util which allows you to Instant Message people across a wide range of IM services. Like Agile Messenger (front page of coolsmartphone.com), this software allows M...

IA Space Maker

The IA Space Maker tool, which makes room on your E200, is missing it's shortcut for some reason on the Orange OS. However, using this little tweak from MoDaCo.com then the shortcut re-appears so you can use this useful little tool. Source - MoDaCo....

Create your own install!

Using this cool util you can easily convert your CAB file into a proper PC-based installer which will automatically copy and set up the necessary bits onto your Smartphone! For more info, click here. Credit - smartphony.org

Smooth fonts!

Paul at the biggest Smartphone forum around - MoDaCo.com has announced a really cool CAB file which gives your Windows Mobile 2003 phone a smooth and clear font. When you get your E200, unlock it and install this CAB file - it'll make your new E200 lo...

MSN Messenger problems continue to annoy…

Yet another day and still no fix for MSN Messenger on Orange.. :( As you can see by clicking here, people are less than happy with the continuing situation. In our poll, conducted since the SPV & SPV E100 MSN Messenger software ceased connecting to t...

The hunt is on!

The hunt is well under way for E200's and MPx200's from Orange Shops in the UK. We've had a few emails so far, this one from Ian who says... "My box (e200) is sitting here with me, so I'm going to have to play with my beloved SPV …

Microsoft Support Site

Microsoft has started this new support section on the Windows Mobile site. It's definitely worth a look if you're ever stuck with your Smartphone. Included in this new section is support for Windows Mobile 2003 and it is incredibly easy to use. Credi...

Smartphones too complex?

This BBC News article was spotted by Neil Bird. It would appear that some supposed smart phones (the Nokia 6600, SonyEricsson P900 and the Samsung i600 ar quoted in the article) are just a bit too complex for the average Joe to use. Hopefully with ne...

o2 XPhone Site

It looks like the myo2smartphone.com is now also known myxphone.com too, plus there's some new info about the phone (which is a rebadged e200 / HTC Voyager). Unfortunately this isn't coming to Europe as yet and o2 Asia are the only ones releasing it....

SmartDesigner Software

This new software from gavoille.com looks very promising. Although in French and still under development, it looks like being one of the premier skin designing tools to make your Smartphone look cool! Credit - smartphony.org

Deals, Dates and Deliveries

I know you lot are champing at the bit, clammering for your MPx200 or your SPV e200. I have many emails asking, "When are they out?" Well, it's tricky with dates - like I'm getting told that deliveries will be arriving Wednesday / Thursday and will be...