Author: Leigh Geary

Be ready for Windows Mobile 2003

Yes it's coming - Windows Mobile 2003. these screenshots from smartphone2002.info show the new OS in action, and it features the new "Start" button instead of the Programs button, as seen in the .NET video. Speaking of which - this video included the ...

Tomb Raider 2 Skin

Tomb Raider 2 - The Cradle Of Life is coming out August 22nd here in the UK (where it was filmed too!) and to celebrate we have been sent this from Joel Francisco (DeBuG) direct from the Philippines.This is currently gracing my Smartphone and looks ex...

Clearvue Document Viewer Solution

WestTek have announced the availability of their Clearvue range of viewers. I've already had a heads-up on this one and I have to say that it's absolutely excellent. You can view Word Documents, Powerpoint Presentations, Excel Spreadsheet etc easily, ...

Thoughts for the day..

As a Smartphone tweaker, I'm always browsing around all the sites in the links section to check the "vibe" and see what the latest news is. The latest from MS Mobiles intrigues me. I see quite a bit of MS Smartphone bashing in my everyday life to...

Orange SPV / E100 Update 1.6

Modaco.com moderators are currently testing the latest update from Orange for their SPV range. This new update appears to be very similar to the QTek 7070 update here in that it fixes the SMS counter fully, some battery-life improvements etc. It's not...

MiTAC 8380 – Coming to Europe next month!

MiTAC have revealed that the Mio 8380 (seen in detail here) is to be released in Europe in September. Stated here on MiTAC's website is the Q3 release date, although it doesn't mention what network it will be available on or which parts of Europe it w...

MiTAC 8390

Pictures of the next MiTAC Mio - the 8390, are appearing around the web. This is MiTAC's second Smartphone after the 8380 and will probably be as locked as the 8380, which makes development as use of this particular handset quite tricky. At present th...

Orange news – SPV 2?

After the initial murmours about the SPV 2, and recent reports that Orange France are prepared to mention a bit more about it, it now appears that Orange have removed the link to the SPV2 news / info page and are attempting to cover up all knowledge o...

Animated skin for any pic

The mighty Celsol is back with a new skin called "Splashback" and can be downloaded here - this allows you to put any background you fancy behind a fully animated skin. Have a look at it now and give it a bash! :)

Check4Mail

check4mail Ver. 1.0 for Microsoft Smartphone 2002 devices."Stay in touch with your email accounts!"check4mail automatically connects to the internet and checks your email accounts if there are new messages for you. So you are informed if new messages ...

Be a newsmaker!

A new service from BlueHereNow allows anyone with a camera phone, digital camera, laptop or PDA to send in photos that are related to local news events. This is an excellent idea and has already been seen in the UK recently when people sent pictures o...

Include our news!

I've now made it easier than ever before to include coolsmartphone.com news into your website. Simply click on the link that reads "Use our News Feed" (or click here if you want) to include the latest news and information into your website.Any problem...

Ringtones set to beat CDs

Crappy, expensive, annoying "bleep bleep bleepy bleep" ringtones are set to beat the sales of CD singles, it was reported today. Ringtones are now more profitable to record companies than singles! Ringtones already fleece mobile-phone users to the tu...

3G Sales Drop

Despite intense media advertising, incredibly cheap price plans and attempting to reduce the cost of handsets, Hutchinson is stuggling to shift their 3G handsets on their "3" network. City analysts estimate the company has probably signed up less tha...

More kids get mobile

In the UK it now appears that soon half a million kids will have mobile phones. This is according to research by mobileYouth. At the moment 400,000 children in the UK have a mobile, and often have them bought by parents who are concerned for their s...

Paint with your phone!

Yup, sounds crazy doesn't it ? But you can... just check out orneta.com and download Paint4Smartphone! Before you know it you could be coming up with something like this !It includes... - Creating / editing / saving of images in formats: BMP, JPG- Si...

Upload piccies from your Smartphone directly to the web

Just spotted over at the excellent smartphony.org is buzznet.com. This site is similar to Phlog.net in that it allows you to send in pictures from your smartphone so that people can see them on-line.All you do is create an account and a "keyword"...

QTek 7070 Update

For those of you with the Qtek Smartphone (the Tanager model), you can now update to OS version 1.5 by clicking here. This update does pretty much the same as the other 1.5 updates - a fix to the SMS character count, updated diag etc. It also include...

.NET Video

Neil Emms and Ori Amiga - both Lead Program Managers for Microsoft Mobile Devices Product Group have recorded a special show for MSDN TV which shows you a bit more on Visual Studio .NET 2003 and a next generation Smartpho...

Text says "Bye" to "Hello"

A recent survey by msn.co.uk has shown that newer technologies including text-messages and instant-messenger services are changing the way we speak.It found that far less people begin a text with "Hello" and instead use more informal greetings like "H...