Author: Leigh Geary

Anextek ST100

There was a time when there was only one Microsoft Smartphone - the Orange SPV. Now however, there are more by the month. This time it appears that rumours of a Windows Mobile Phone from Anextek were true, as this page shows. There's no news on a netw...

More site news

I'm working on the downloads sections today - they need "breaking up" a little as there's lots of files in some folders, which means it takes ages to list on slower connections. This will be fixed! Also, the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is to be d...

The QTek 8010 appears

This QTek 8010 review has appeared today. But wait - what is a Qtek 8010 ? Well it's the SPV C500 - except it's not got the Orange logo on, and it's got a different name, and it'll be available in more places.So, if you wanna see the …

C500? E500?

Yes, it's name confusion time again. We have had this before when the E200 was about to come out - then it was called the "C200" in preview shots that we saw. It's still happening by the looks of it, and the Orange.co.uk website is detailing downloads...

C500 – Dates Dates

I'm getting emails from you guys that Orange are to release the SPV C500 this coming Monday. Some people have been discussing upgrading their phone with Orange Customer Services and have been told that the release date is next Monday (July 26th). The ...

MiTAC Mio 8390 gets official UK launch

The MiTAC Mio 8390 is a lovely phone. Lovely lovely lovely. However, in Europe it's been a bit tricky to get hold of one because, well - they're not sold here. However, the official UK launch last night means that this cool handset will hopefully soon...

C500 Accessories for sale?

I'm guessing that this ebay.co.uk auction isn't going to get too many bidders, especially when the handset isn't even available yet! Yes, it's a battery for the Orange SPV C500, which no-one can buy yet!? The battery is being sold by a company called ...

C500 to be a Qtek 8010

MSMobiles.com has news here that the SPV C500 will also be released on other networks as the Qtek 8010. The handset itself is built by a company called HTC, who did the Orange SPV. Unfortunately the delayed beer-hangover is kicking in now, so I'm too ...

Exclusive – AtomicLava goes to open beta!

One thing I've been playing with quite heavily recently is AtomicLava. This is a really, really cool piece of software which, once installed, allows you to "blog" your life direct from the phone. Up until today it's been a "closed beta", however, it's...

MPx220 on FCC.gov

It's here at FCC.gov at last. There's some photos of the outside along with loads of test data on the site. There is also this draft of the manual and you can also find some internal shots of the handset here. This is a really cool handset, and …

Sagem MyS-7 Review

MSMobileNews.com have a review of the Sagem MyS-7 handset which hasn't yet seen the light of day. We're waiting for a network to pick it up, and we're expecting that network to be Orange. It'll run Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition and will have an ...

Changes at CoolSmartPhone

Some tweaks to the site today. First up, a huge increase in bandwidth thanks to the ISP (Internet Central).Secondly, I've removed the Shout Box. Too much abuse, too much .. had to be done. Sorry.Thirdly, Lejjo has been added to the shop here. It's an ...

C500 on FCC website

The FCC stands for the Federal Communications Commision, and new mobile handsets need to be tested to ensure that they're not melting your brain or rotting your meat and two veg. The Orange SPV C500 (the teeny tiny new Windows Mobile handset coming so...

Voq at MoDaCo

Paul has been sent the Sierra Wireless Voq. It's an... interestingly designed handset (it looks like a chunky number "8" to me) which is yet to grace us here in Europe. It's got a flip-out QWERTY keyboard and loads of features but... but .... but ... ...

Live today – Orange 3G

Orange have today turned on their 3G network here in the UK, and their data card is available here. If you need speedy internet on your laptop when you're out and about, it's worth a look. The data card is available for £129.99 and adds to their ra...

Samsung i600 Official Upgrade

At last, the official Samsung Windows Mobile 2003 upgrade for Verizon customers is available here. This is the first time ever that any operator has launched a completely new version of the operating system for the Smartphone, not just an patch or upg...

More bad news for Nokia

Nokia, who don't do any Windows Mobile-based handsets, face fresh problems. Nokia themselves are now warning that their own earnings would fall further in 2004 as rivals attack its core business. This will send their stock down 17 per cent. This is No...

Unofficial Windows Mobile 2003 ROM for MPx200 back online!

Yes, MSMobiles.com have received a newer, more Motorola-esque ROM for the Motorola MPx200. Up until know it's been near impossible (apart from this earlier ROM), to get 2003 on your Moto. If you're after Windows Mobile 2003 and you don't mind the cons...

MPx220 Preview available

Nah, I'm not previewing it (like I'd be THAT lucky!), but we have an article from WorldOfPPC.com here. It's all in German, so there's a Babelfish translation here for you. The review and some other reports state that the MPx220 will be available in T...

Handsets handsets …

My bruv asked me what phone was best to upgrade to - naturally I said the E200, as he wants one NOW and doesn't want to wait. However, he's been to around 10 mobile phone shops and couldn't get one. In fact, in order to upgrade for free …