Category: General

New black keyboard

This new black version of the Flexis FX100 keyboard is now selling on orangesp.com.. These keyboards have been selling quickly, so make sure you get your name down for one.See orangesp.com or click here for our review.

BT Comes back to mobile

After leaving mmO2 in 2001, BT appears to be getting back into mobile, with a little help from T-Mobile. BT is the UK's largest telco and will team up with T-Mobile to offer mobile services to businesses and consumers, which will see BT attempting t...

13,000 people can’t be wrong!

At 14.55 BST today something very special happened... The 13,000th person joined Coolsmartphone.com! To be honest, I'm amazed! This version of the site (the new spangly one) has only been running for 2 months :) The recent surge of registrations is du...

Sendo drops lawsuit

I've been away, so I'm a little behind - you may have heard of this already, but hey.. Sendo have decided to drop their much talked-about lawsuit regarding the Smartphone. More details can be found here (ZDNet) and over here (cnet.com) This is, of c...

What’s in a name?

Launching Q4 this year is the MS Smartphone from o2. At present though, they have no name for it. However, you can help, simnply by clicking onto the Myo2Smartphone.com website and giving them your suggestion. They are looking for a name with a "Zing...

I’m back!

Here I am... just about. :) Night flights REALLY mess your head up. I've had about 2 hours kip in the past 2 days, so I'm a bit bleary at the moment! :) Plus I am stuck on a slow dial-up connection, so no mail checks yet! :( …

E100 Comes to France

The E100 has now been launched in France too. Smartphony.org reports on this, stating that it will sell for 299 €. This price, however, can be reduced by mailing back a voucher for a 40 € reduction, bring the final price to 259 €. This is about ...

I’m not here!

As previously mentioned, I'm hopping on a plane later today, so I'm gonna be completely off-line until next Friday (July 25th). FAQ's, emails, submissions etc will be checked on my return, but don't forget to spread the word about this site. :) I've h...

Holidays…

I'm off on holiday again tomorrow evening, so I won't be able to authorise news stories / articles / downloads until I come back at the end of next week. If there's anything urgent, and I do mean urgent enough to get me out of a nice pool …

More reviews!

I've just added three new reviews, for the Flexis FX100 keyboard, the OrangeSP.com Sync&Charge cable and the Battery Extender. Do take a few minutes to check them out if you're thinking of getting one. Both can be found here in the reviews section. D...

Modaco Meet

MoDaCo will be organising a meet for Smartphone fanatics in sunny Birmingham, UK. Known as the 'MoDaCo Summer Event 2003', it will be taking place on August 30th 2003, in association with Orange! I live near Birmingham (or "Brum" / "BurrrmiNUM" / "U...

Death blow for 3G?

Mobile manufacturer NEC have decided that video streaming across a 3G network is OK, but having TV on your phone would be even better. This is great, except it's not exactly what the 3G networks would like. Who is going to bother downloading short com...

Throw your phone?

It appears that chucking your mobile phone is some kind of weird new pastime. In fact the Eastern Europeans are way ahead of us with a record of 57 metres. Lots of different styles and techniques are taken into consideration when judging the event too...

Backdrop Gallery Sorted!

After a lovely fight with PHP, I have now tweaked the gallery script to display 8 backdrops at a time. It will also automatically pick up and display ANY backdrops that you upload or contribute, so take a gander. New Backdrop Gallery Here! (Accessibl...

Chinese mobiles take on Nokia

It appears that the rate of progress from the Chinese producers of mobile phones "must not be underestimated" Source and more info - Silicon.com

SPV Going Going Gone?

To those interested, the original SPV is to be phased out owing to a upward spiral of returns. Problematic phones have recently been causing a serious problem for tech support. Top problems for SPV returns have been to date : Constant crashes, SMS pro...

Hypertag for the SPV

Hypertag - tailored content (well: site-specific, anyway) for the mobile user. A link found on Slashdot.org Read more here. Sadly, the Orange SPV/E100 is (as yet) unsupported. And the initial rollout is to musuems/movie theatres/attractions in the L...

Orange and EDS get in bed together

Orange and EDS are to make integrating mobile devices easier for enterprise telecoms and IT departments in a new project. They're planning on providing an ECO system (Extended Connected Office) to organisations who have doubts about mobile business. ...

Modaco gets a new look

The collosal modaco.com, which is THE meeting place for Smartphone users, has had the interior designers in. New colours and a funky new logo feature, which appears to sum up the site - i.e. HUGE and COOL. :) Midnight is responsible for the new gr...

Verizon announces MMS

US network Verizon has now launched picture messaging on their network. It'll be compatible with the global MMS standard, but - like MMS over here (UK) until fairly recently, you can't send picture messages to other networks ... yet. Verizon has gon...