Author: Leigh Geary

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...

Pocket PC 2003 Coming June 23rd

According to "a source" Microsoft will debut Pocket PC 2003(code-named Ozone) on 23rd of June. Full details here (ZDNet).MS has failed to comment on this, but there are stacks of people waiting to get their sweaty palms on it.

SPV2 Email Scam – Customer Services Write Back

I received this from Orange: Dear Ghufran Thank you for your mail regarding the new SPV phone trial. I would like to advise that a number of Orange customers have received an email which claims to be from Orange inviting them to participate in a tr...

Sendo get their claws into the Tanager

Oh dear. It appears that my earlier guess was correct. Not only are Sendo pi**ed off at MS / Orange for releasing the Orange SPV (HTC Canary), which apparently infringes on the Sendo PCB design, but now - after checking the virtually identical SPV E10...

New Treo about to hit the streets

Handsprings new Treo - which is powered by the ARM processor - is being shown on their website. Although the Treo 600 is not an MS Smartphone, it at least pays to see what the competition is up to.The new Treo has a fully-integrated QWERTY keyboard, b...

ARM Processors get faster

Cambridge-based chip designer ARM is to increase the speed of mobile phones (like the Smartphone, which has an ARM CPU) with their new Thumb 2. Thumb 2 is an update on the company's original Thumb instructions, a set of commands inside the ARM archite...

More Orange Gumph

Just received this email this morning from Orange. Very confusing! Dear Sam Thank you for your mail. I have checked with the appropriate department and have been unable to confirm whether there are any plans to release an SPV2. For the latest info...

Candy Catchup – I’m addicted!

I didn't think it would happen, but this excellent game has got me hooked. It's a simple matter of clicking on three or more blocks of the same colour that are connecting. Yet I can't seem to put it down! I was at number 10 on the High …

Symbian smartphones get always-on email and photo services.

T-Mobile has launched an always-on email for Symbian devices in the UK. T-Mobile launched the wireless email service, called Instant E-mail, in the UK last week. Symmetry Express supports any handset based on Symbian OS 6.1 or 7.0, which includes smar...