Author: Leigh Geary

SIM Unlocking

I find myself in a tricky situation here. As you will no doubt have seen on MoDaCo.com and MSMobileNews.com plus several other sites, a new apparently fully working SIM Unlocking utility for the 1.6 OS is available at SmartEase.net (English translatio...

SPV / E100 Upgrade

I've been asked by Orange Netherlands to mention again the latest Orange update for SPV and E100 users, as there's still quite a few people who haven't downloaded it. If you're an Orange SPV or Orange SPV E100 user, then be sure to click here now to ...

Voq on AT&T soon?

As you know, rumours are always flinging around. We've already had the "C200", which actually turned out to be the E200 ..... and the MPx100 picture, which probably isn't the MPx100 after all. (It's the Motorola MS230 - you can see it here!) Now we h...

E200 ROM Variants..

Paul from Smartphone forum MoDaCo.com has been playing around with the various "flavours" of OS for the SPV e200 (aka the QTek 8080 / xPhone). He's found a few very interesting differences. Firstly, when compared to the Orange SPV e200 build, the QTe...

Qtek 8080 on Dangaard

Alexander Dreyer Johnsen from Windowsmobile.no has emailed in to say that Norway has now got the SPV e200 too! In the shape of the QTek 8080 handset, which comes hot on the heels of the QTek 8060 handset. Dangaard Telecom will be launching this hands...

2003 for Samsung i600?

MTekk, an Australian website, reports on a possible OS update for the Samsung i600 Smartphone. They take a snippet from the microsoft.public.smartphone newsgroup. Douglas Genetten writes... "I just spoke to a very well-informed technical manager at t...

Backup for 1.6 Update

The recent update for Orange SPV and Orange SPV E100 handsets meant that a lot of data would be wiped from your phone. Although this was OK, we were all waiting for the backup utility to restore this info. Well, thanks to Patrice at huge French site ...

My new handset…

People often ask me just what Microsoft Smartphone I use on a day-to-day basis. Well, as you know I received an Orange SPV e200 from Orange recently, and all was good. Or at least it was until the joystick started playing up. :( I sent it back to …

HTC – More coming!

HTC, the guys behind the SPV and QTEK handsets, are quoted in in this Digitimes.com article as saying that the Smartphone handset market will triple during 2004. As the first widespread Microsoft Smartphone handset manufacturer, they're definitely wo...

Delay of Mio 8390

The Mitac Mio 8390 will be available in TW around the end of this month. The offical annoucement said that the Mio 8390 was going to be launched at 8th of Jan. However, they now decide to delay the launching somehow till after Chinese New Year. Mayb...

MoDaCo.com Competition

You may have entered our recent competition to win an Orange SPV E200 handset, or one of four Orange SPV E100 hansets - courtesy of our good friends at Orange. If you didn't win, don't worry - you get another chance! This time, courtesy of the good pe...

QTEK 8060

Over at Dangaard.fr,there is news of the QTek 8060. What's a QTek you may say? Well, the geezers behind the SPV and QTek models are a company called HTC. They make the phones, then the networks tend to call them what they want. In this case, Orange ca...

MS Smartphone news from around the web…

SmartFone.net is reporting here that the Motorola MPx220 is on it's way and will appear in March this year. They also state that .. "the MPx200 model will have an upgrade to Smartphone 2003 released from Motorola." For those of you with a Motorola MP...

Mio Extended ROM

Poor MiTAC users - they get a rough ride at times! Sometimes we forget that there are MiTAC Mio handsets out there! :( Another extended MiTAC Mio ROM can now be found here at the massive German portal, mobilejoe.de. This is NOT a hacked version, but ...

Caption Competition Winners!

Well, it's been a long time coming (we know, we know). We wanted to announce the winners on Christmas Day or around New Years, however we had to contact each winner in advance and arrange their prizes! My personal thanks to the many hundreds of you th...

MPx200 Bits ‘n bobs

Being an MVP I get access to juicy bits of info, news and upcoming events. We've also got funny handshakes and sometimes wear socks over our ears so we "know" who is a real MVP. Ahhh.. but now I'm yabbering.. Fellow MVP Alex Feinman pointed me in the...

Treo nonsense..

Over at TreoCentral they've popped into one of Microsoft's Mobility User tours to have a look how the Treo compares to the Microsoft Smartphone. They appear to have got the wrong end of the stick though, and state that, "the first mainstream Windows ...

MPx200 Reflash

The AT&T model of the MPx200 appears to have been restricted to only two bands - 1800 and 1900.. No 900Mhz. However, in this MPx200.org story, there IS a solution which allows you to download a different version of the Operating System. It also appear...

Rubber Stamped Data Sync

Rubber Stamped Data Sync software released by www.rubberstampeddata.com. This software will allow you to sync any file to and from any directory on your smartphone or storage card and any directory on your PC. This software doesn't install any extr...

Boxing Day News… The first picture of the Motorola MPx100 ?

After eating WAY too many mince pies and drinking too much, I'm still here to tell you about this msmobiles.com news item with a possible leaked photo of the new Motorola MPx100. This was mentioned here previously, as we're aware that Motorola are to ...