Author: Leigh Geary

The MPx220 in the flesh!!?!

There's been a lot of talk about the Motorola MPx220. This will be the next handset (hopefully) from Motorola featuring the Windows Mobile / MS Smartphone operating system. After the phenomenal success of the Motorola MPx200, which is completely free ...

A New Smartphone ?

Could this be the new handset from ICT Technologies and EurophoneUSA? Well, we're not sure, but it sounds bloody good. Called the SG 4000, Joshua Shainberg (head honcho of ICT Technologies) says, "It shall be perfect for people who want more features ...

New Smartphone site

ChrisJM has emailed me about SmartPhoneStuff.co.uk, which has just been launched. You'll find news, reviews, downloads and... ermm.. everything you'll find here basically.. wait up ! They're in direct competition with me and I'm plugging them! What am...

MPx200 Camera

Hey all just found the MPx200 plug-in camera on a website in the U.K and it is selling for a mere £61.95! Go here to check it out and other cool stuff : http://www.mobilefun.co.uk Thanks all Segie

Another competition!

Yet another chance to win, this time over at new-boys MSMobileNews.com, they've got a spanking new Motorola MPx200 up for grabs, amongst several other things too! (Like StarBlaster, Outlook Task Manager+, SmartPong, Crazy Bubbles, eWallet, ListPro, Ru...

IA Style moves home

IA Style have been responsible for some of the best MS Smartphone software on the planet, from IA Caller ID, IA Album, IA File Manager and a whole lot more. They were bought out by MS Smartphone handset manufacturers HTC recently, so they'll still be ...

SmarTweak – we like!

It's definitely worth keeping an eye on the guys at SmartGV, as they've lots of MS Smartphone software in development and ready to download. For me personally I've been eagerly waiting SmartDesiginer, which will allow you to easily create full skins. ...

That backup / restore tool for the Orange 1.6 Update!

Well, it's finally here - http://web.orange.co.uk/assets/sw/backupandrestore.exe - this is the Orange Backup and Restore tool that allows you to safely upgrade to the newest Orange update. The link above was spotted on MSMobileNews.com and will hopef...

They’re back!

In a blatant act of sexism, I've brought back the "sexy" backdrops, which you can use with any homescreen layout. You may remember in the "early days" of the MS Smartphone, many people sent in errrmm.. well, very, very naughty pictures. I put them in...

The Sendo Z100

I had an interesting email the other day. It was only a one line email. It said, "Hi, I just bought Sendo Z100 - one of the ten prototypes in the world, can i use on it qtek programs and games? Thanks." "EH?", says I, "Yes you can …

Why aren’t skins portable?

Ok, so I've just received my Orange MPx200. It's great - sure, it runs MS Smartphone 2002, but it's still great. The first thing I did was to download the Bubbles skin from Kleinweder.ch. I use it on the SPV, I've used it on the E100 too.. all …

Orange Talk Now

ORANGE LAUNCHES TALK NOW SERVICE·    first operator globally to launch international service of its kind·    group instant voice and messaging communication·    an easy way to see who is available in rea...

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 …