Author: Leigh Geary

Extend your battery life!

One of the biggest grumbles about the first Smartphone (the Orange SPV) is the battery life. Luckily, our friends over at PDA Add-ons come to the rescue with this extra battery back. All you need to do is plonk 4 AA-sized batteries into it, then plug...

Play Golf on your Smartphone

Links, the excellent golf game, has been available for about a month now, but I have only just got round to trying it. Wow! Give it try or buy it from smartphone.net now - this is fantastic. It features a top quality graphics engine for stunningly rea...

More info on the release of the SPV E100

It's more eagerly awaited than a Harry Potter book and mobile shops across the UK are gearing up to start selling the SPV E100. The launch is now confirmed for July 7th 2003 (modaco.com) and Orange are keen to keep a safe price-gap between the tw...

Voice Dialling coming soon !

Yes, you will soon be able to simply talk into your phone and have it dial the person you want. Whilst this isn't new and has been done on other mobiles previously, the feature was left out of the Smartphone. However, Fonix VoiceDial will soon enable ...

Keyboard Drivers Available For All!

The Eleksen keyboard, reviewed here needs a few drivers to work. If you need them, and you can't get them from the Orange Update thing on your SPV, check this out, because they're now available to everyone, not just Orange customers.The keyboard is on...

T-Mobile USA Launches the ………….. Blackberry!!! Doah!

Although the USA is still awaiting a wider release of the MS Smartphone, T-Mobile today announed the BlackBerry 6210. T-Mobile are selling it as "One of the most affordable and simplest ways to manage e-mail and make wireless voice calls from a single...

Pocket PC 2003 Coming June 23rd

According to "a source" Microsoft will debut Pocket PC 2003(code-named Ozone) on 23rd of June. Full details here (ZDNet).MS has failed to comment on this, but there are stacks of people waiting to get their sweaty palms on it.

SPV2 Email Scam – Customer Services Write Back

I received this from Orange: Dear Ghufran Thank you for your mail regarding the new SPV phone trial. I would like to advise that a number of Orange customers have received an email which claims to be from Orange inviting them to participate in a tr...

Sendo get their claws into the Tanager

Oh dear. It appears that my earlier guess was correct. Not only are Sendo pi**ed off at MS / Orange for releasing the Orange SPV (HTC Canary), which apparently infringes on the Sendo PCB design, but now - after checking the virtually identical SPV E10...

New Treo about to hit the streets

Handsprings new Treo - which is powered by the ARM processor - is being shown on their website. Although the Treo 600 is not an MS Smartphone, it at least pays to see what the competition is up to.The new Treo has a fully-integrated QWERTY keyboard, b...

ARM Processors get faster

Cambridge-based chip designer ARM is to increase the speed of mobile phones (like the Smartphone, which has an ARM CPU) with their new Thumb 2. Thumb 2 is an update on the company's original Thumb instructions, a set of commands inside the ARM archite...

More Orange Gumph

Just received this email this morning from Orange. Very confusing! Dear Sam Thank you for your mail. I have checked with the appropriate department and have been unable to confirm whether there are any plans to release an SPV2. For the latest info...

Candy Catchup – I’m addicted!

I didn't think it would happen, but this excellent game has got me hooked. It's a simple matter of clicking on three or more blocks of the same colour that are connecting. Yet I can't seem to put it down! I was at number 10 on the High …

Symbian smartphones get always-on email and photo services.

T-Mobile has launched an always-on email for Symbian devices in the UK. T-Mobile launched the wireless email service, called Instant E-mail, in the UK last week. Symmetry Express supports any handset based on Symbian OS 6.1 or 7.0, which includes smar...

Make your own Caller ID Templates

IA Style now let you create your OWN templates! Best of all - the software that lets you do it is... free to download here!!What? You don't have IA's Caller ID software ? What are you playing at? Get it here now!

Candy Catchup Released by AIM

  ONLY $9.99 (about £5.93)   Candy CatchupA game you just can NOT put down! Candy Catchup is simplicity itself. When you click three or more connected candies of the same color, they explode. As the level increases...

The Orange Email and Questionnaire

As mentioned earlier on coolsmartphone.com, Orange have now flatly denied that there is any "trial" of the SPV, and they've put to bed rumours of any other handset coming out - the SPV E100 will be out next month.How this email came about is a bit of ...

Annemarie shows her stuff!

Annemarie Duffy, Mobility Marketing Manager, Mobile Devices division at MS, is showing off the HTC Tanager model to the press. She mentions in this article (which I must admit is a couple of months old) that Bluetooth is definitely be on the road map,...

The SPV Trial – FAKE!?!

Very curious. It appears that the Orange SPV trial was / is all a fake. After the news story was spotted on newswireless.net, we reported on it Saturday. Julian Hope, the man purported to be behind the trial, is on holiday at present. In his absence, ...

MiTAC Mio 8380 Preview

I've now updated the PREVIEW of MiTACs Mio 8380 in the new Previews section with some extra info plus a downloadable PDF and specifications. Be sure to check it out! More piccies and info can be found here on MiTACs website.The upload system is now so...