Category: General

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...

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...

CoolSmartPhoneShop.com!

The new CoolSmartPhoneShop.com is now online and ready for action ! Check it out by clicking on the link to the left, or browse directly by clicking here. Naz from smartphones.org.uk will be running and updating the shop, as I'm busy doing the usual a...

Orange.com and the E100

Although the E100 (Tanager) has appeared on orange.co.uk and several other Orange sites, it was absent from the international orange.com website until very recently. Now you can check out this page at orange.com to see where you can buy your E100 and ...

Blimey!

Well, it has exceeded any expectations I could have dreamt of. Now we've blown past 15,000 members on coolsmartphone.com! :) While I still have some checking to do (there's some duplicate email addresses etc), this is a huge boost for the MS Smartpho...

Email Virus..

Have you received an email from me recently that says..."I would like to inform you about important information regarding your email address"With a Zip attachment ? DO NOT open it - this is a virus, and can come from ANY email address. It wasn't sent ...

Request – sending a call-card number?

Using an calling card on spv to work with Orange!! My old T68i had a calling card feature in which you could presend a 0800 freephone number before sending the tones of a number in your telephone book. This is so that you can call numbers very cheaply...

Mitac Mio on Orange!

The Mitac Mio, which we have raved about quite a bit here, is now available to buy on.... Orange! Surprised? Well... yes, we were to. In fact, you can get this phone just by clicking here! The catch ? Well, it's not Europe - or the USA - …

E100 Review on Web-user.co.uk

The review of the SPV E100, which was published a few weeks back in Web User magazine (UK based mag) is now up on their website. It gives the SPV E100 a well deserved 4 stars across the board, apart from features - where it gets 5 stars. …

Power problems for XScale

Intel appears to be hitting a bit of a problem with their XScale chips, in that they're sucking battery power. Intel have released an "optimisation kit" to help deal with these issues. This should improve battery performance quite a bit. Gaming especi...

Jabra Bluetoth Headset Review

A full review for the splendid Jabra Bluetooth headset is now available here in our reviews section, so take a look and see what you think.Although the Smartphones of today do not have Bluetooth built-in, this is a great way around the problem and all...

Another Mio Video

Enrico from Pocket PC Italia has just emailed in his video of the new clam-shell Smartphone from Mitac. View it by clicking here. This is in addition to the earlier video from mobilejoe.de and shows off the phone well. Check it out.

Mobile sales up

The Register reports here that sales of Mobile Phones are on the increase again. Plus, it shows that additions like cameras are helping to pull in more punters and get their existing phones upgraded. The IDC research report also says, "After remarkabl...

It’s bigger than my beer fridge baby!!!!!!!

Just a few short months ago I bodged together a single web page and called it "My SPV Stuff". It had a few tricks 'n tips for the original Orange SPV, which I'd bought from a shopping centre a few days before. Little did I know that some …

Help me out!

I'm constantly amazed by how popular this site is, and I try my hardest to make sure you lot enjoy it. I spend a lot of time updating, writing articles, uploading stuff and replying to around 30 emails and questions a day. The site itself has to be …

Any graphic artists?

I need a favour! I'm not teriffic at the graphics side of things, and could do with one logo doing for .. something. If anyone can assist, can you email me and I'll explain more ? It should only take a few seconds to do. :)

Networks announce results

Verizon, Telefónica and France Telecom (owner of Orange) have announced good profits. Verizon, who are Americas largest phone company, announced a net profit of $338m - up from the $2.1bn LOSS last year. France Telecom also announced profits, after...

Buy it with your camera

A fantastic new way of shopping is coming out of Japan. Mobile phone users are soon to be shopping by snapping a photo of a special bar code which will sit alongside a product. Mediastick, the firm behind the idea, will licence their special MediaSti...