Author: Leigh Geary

Mobile networks snubbed by judge

A move by mobile networks to try and block the reduction of charges was thrown out by a judge today - and he made it worse by announcing his decision in cool "text language"! Read more here (Sky News)

Orange Denmark and the SPV E100 – More pictures!

The SPV E100 is about to start shipping in Denmark for kr. 3299. It has a dark blue - almost black trim and the letters "SPV" across the top of the keypad. Want to see a mega-close-up of the SPV E100 that you can buy soon? Click here!! …

Smartphone praised by The Register

The usually Microsoft-hating "Register" is actually defending the Microsoft Smartphone in an article by Drew Cullen. The article covers the recent announcement of Motorola "Orange Branded" phones - which will include specific Orange menus, case mods and Orange Applications (such as Backup / Restore).A recent news story from …

SPV E100 Details

Although it was meant to be announced yesterday (it was mentioned during the Orange presentation, but to say "announced" would be a bit of an overstatement), the Orange SPV E100 has been announced to retailers in a recent Orange bulletin.We're not sup...

The slides say it all!

One thing that stuck out in the Orange slides is - The SPV is important to the ongoing success of Orange. VERY important. It was unfortunate then that this event was not used to announce the SPV E100, it would've been a great time to do it - …

Reports on the Orange SA Strategy Presentation..

Here's a few snippets from various papers and publications around the world following todays' Orange Presentation.... Orange gets freedom to roam vnunet.com  Market Wary as Orange Promises Growth, Teams Up Yahoo! Orange profits up&nb...

IA Utility Pack V1.2 new version released!

IA Utility Pack V1.2 has a new application, and two other tools - IA File Manager and IA Task Manager - have been enhanced. * IA System Info The latest utility in the IA Utility Pack, IA System Info displays system information in a Smartphone, such ...

Big changes at Orange

Orange, the first network to introduce the Smartphone, are to make some radical changes to their management team. Mobile phone giant Orange is to join a European alliance formed by T-Mobile, Telefonica Moviles and Telecom Italia Mobile. Orange will al...

SPV E100 Out in UK on July 9th!

The mighty modaco.com has the scoop on the release date for the Tanager - to be known as the SPV E100 on Orange. We knew it was sometime in July, and several people have told me that it is being communicated to Mobile Phone shops across the UK, …

Orange SPV Update 1.50

Yes it's out - but only for Orange SPV users in Switzerland. DON'T use this if you're anywhere else, 'cus you'll screw up your settings. Don't come crying to me... :) Download for Switzerland users here.

Mio 8380 Reviewed!

Check out these lovely shots of the Mitac Mio 8380, to be known as the CECT Mio 8380 when it is released. This phone looks very nice, and this review from PCOnline.com.cn makes it look even nicer! Check out the review here.Check out our preview here.

Arabic language to be supported in Smartphone

After asking Carrier Devices about their Arabic I-Mate Smartphone. I got the following reply : Dear Sir , Following your recent enquiry I've spoken with Carrier Devices public relations about the Smartphone, and they've forwarded me this reply. If ...

Orange Power Glastonbury Once Again

Orange, still seen as the "coolest" network here in the UK, have decided to use Orange-branded tents with solar-panels stitched into the sides to help attract people to the network. Each tent will then provide enough power to charge your mobile phone....

Extend your battery life!

One of the biggest grumbles about the first Smartphone (the Orange SPV) is the battery life. Luckily, our friends over at PDA Add-ons come to the rescue with this extra battery back. All you need to do is plonk 4 AA-sized batteries into it, then plug...

Play Golf on your Smartphone

Links, the excellent golf game, has been available for about a month now, but I have only just got round to trying it. Wow! Give it try or buy it from smartphone.net now - this is fantastic. It features a top quality graphics engine for stunningly rea...

More info on the release of the SPV E100

It's more eagerly awaited than a Harry Potter book and mobile shops across the UK are gearing up to start selling the SPV E100. The launch is now confirmed for July 7th 2003 (modaco.com) and Orange are keen to keep a safe price-gap between the tw...

Voice Dialling coming soon !

Yes, you will soon be able to simply talk into your phone and have it dial the person you want. Whilst this isn't new and has been done on other mobiles previously, the feature was left out of the Smartphone. However, Fonix VoiceDial will soon enable ...

Keyboard Drivers Available For All!

The Eleksen keyboard, reviewed here needs a few drivers to work. If you need them, and you can't get them from the Orange Update thing on your SPV, check this out, because they're now available to everyone, not just Orange customers.The keyboard is on...

T-Mobile USA Launches the ………….. Blackberry!!! Doah!

Although the USA is still awaiting a wider release of the MS Smartphone, T-Mobile today announed the BlackBerry 6210. T-Mobile are selling it as "One of the most affordable and simplest ways to manage e-mail and make wireless voice calls from a single...