Author: Leigh Geary

MPx220 announced soon?

You know the story by now... if you don't, read this news item. I'm hoping, and this is just me being optimistic - I haven't heard any "special rumours" or anything! :) After reading this MSMobiles.com story, I'm going to place (quick furk in pockets...

SkypeOut

Ok, so you've heard of Skype yeah? This free software allows you to make phone calls across the internet for free to other Skype users. Brilliant, but it's always been an underground-app because you have to ensure that the other person is online and r...

Neonode N1 – at last?

Both The Register and EnGadget.com are reporting that the infamous N1 handset (pictured) is finally shipping... a .. test.. .. unit... for ..... errmm.....some.... pre-order........ customers..... Oh dear, poor Neonode. This teeny-weeny handset has b...

Throwing down the chuffing gaunlet..

Right. I've had enough. It's 5.30pm, and even though I've now completely sobered up I still think this is a good idea.The MPx220. Where the chuff is it ? Come on Moto, Orange, AT&T or whoever. We've got the leaked announcments, the leaflets and ev...

MPx – it’s here! Sort-of..

Over at Mobile Gadget News there's rumours of release dates for the MPx220 handset (while we're on this, I'm hearing that the MPx220 may make an appearance at around the same time as the C500 here in the UK still). Anyways, they've spotted that Mark M...

More fun from Astraware

It's always time to start worrying when you're in the pub and actually OFFERING to buy a round of drinks. If that wasn't bad enough I offered to buy several more rounds after - mainly because I seemed to be finishing my pint first. This morning is a …

Fantastic backdrops

I've just had an email from Ian Bradshaw about these excellent backdrops for your Windows Mobile Phone. There's some very nice images to choose from, with more to come. Don't forget that you can install any JPG backdrop on your handset which is 178x1...

Pocket Image Editor 1.0!

Yes, it's back - and now a newer version too. You may remember this story from about a month ago, however version 0.1 had to be withdrawn... :( Well, now there's an even better version, which is more stable and has many features including point-and-cl...

Smartphone Virus Protection

It seems that the latest Smartphone virus, which affected Symbian Smartphones (not your Windows Mobile handset!), has ruffled a few feathers. According to this silicon.com article Microsoft is to build-in virus protection in future versions of Windows...

More C500 images

MSMobiles.com has news of a preview of the new Orange SPV C500 handset over here at PocketPC.ch. ALthough not in my native language it does carry some new pictures of the C500, including this shot of the mini-USB plug and the bluetooth in action. Ch...

MPx220 – more details oozing out of Moto

It's been rumoured, discussed, filmed and we've had leaked announcments. Now we've got a "MotoNext" leaflet with it splashed all over. The MPx220 will have a flash, a very hi-res (1.2 MegaPixel) camera, bluetooth, infra-red, polyphonic ringtones, java...

OCO1 ? The e777 ?

Many recent articles appeared to regurgitate old news about the TCL OCO1 Smartphone, as mentioned ealier this week. However, TCL Mobile said that these news items were just plain "wrong." Although the OCO1 Windows-Powered Smartphone is on the way, it ...

ZDNet look at the C500

The SPV C500 was featured on ZDNet.co.uk about a week ago, but I've only just got around to reading it. Apart from the basic specs, most of the detail is a bit wrong - including this amazing sentence... "The operating system is Windows Mobile 2003 Se...

C500 – 200Mhz!

Over in Tenerife, Paul from MoDaCo.com is busy getting drunk and topping up his tan. However - he's still managed to post about the SPV C500, which will be running at a very slick 200Mhz. The C500 will be on the Orange network next month with any luc...

OCO1 Announced?

TCL Corporation have, according to this Inquirer.net article, announced the launch of their first Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone. Named the OCO1, it will include an integrated camera, a 262,000 colour display and another 4000 sub-display. It'll have 3...

Virus hits Smartphones?

WOah! Before you start washing your phone with soap and water, then treating it to an early night tucked up in bed - the virus seems to only be affecting Symbian Smartphones, and the virus itself is a bit crap too. ZDNet.co.uk have the story, and sta...

Massive Mobile Workforce

Vodaphone have conducted research which shows that eight out of ten British business people are armed with Mobile devices or laptops. In this Register article there's a clear sign that being able to work anywhere is an ever growing necessity for busi...

Upgrade to MPx200 for nowt!

Orange are now offering the fantastic MPx200 handset on UPGRADE for absolutely nothing. So, if you haven't got a Windows-Powered Smartphone, now is your chance to get one for nothing. Just give Orange a buzz or click here to upgrade for nothing.

Media Remote 2004 – now that’s good!

For some obscure reason, I did't think I was going to like Ruttensofts' free Media Remote 2004 software. How wrong I am. Ok, first on the list of reasons you should try this - it's free, however they're open to donations - just as we are at CoolSmart...

Reviews Good and Bad

Some good and bad reviews around the net today. The i-Mate Smartphone 2 (it's a rebranded E200) is making its long-awaited debut in New Zealand and is met with quite a good review in the New Zealand Herald here, however the Samsung i600 got slated in ...