Category: General

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...

Smartphony Grand Competition

Over at smartphony.org and smartfull.fr.st they're running a competition for the best picture of the summer, taken with your Smartphone. For this you can win a leather case from Piel Frama.Check out smartphony.org for more info about the rest of this ...

Use animated GIFs – and make use of your MMS!

One thing a haven't really used until recently is MMS. However, I've recently being fiddling with it quite a bit. Not only can you take pictures, record sounds, add backgrounds and send them, but you can also use animated GIFs. This is pretty useful i...

Backdrops…

I am currently working on the gallery segment (the backdrops) I'm aware this is a bit poo at the moment and you guys have to scroll through each one. I am working on this ! :)

The Register tests the MyDevice Motion-Controlled phone

As announced yesterday, MyOrigo announced its motion-controlled mobile phone, called "MyDevice". Now The Register have managed to get one to play with. Although not running the MS Smartphone OS, this is quite a natty piece of equipment and turns the p...

SMS Spam – Fighting back

SOS SMS is a new website that is trying to help reduce spam filtering through to your mobile phone. Check out their website here and fight back!!! Read more here (silicon.com)

New SmartPhone that reacts from hand movements.

A new SmartPhone that is controlled by a users' hand-movements has been released by MyOrigo, a company based in Finland. MyDevice, which has just been demonstrated in London, is scheduled to hit the shops before Christmas 2003. Check out more info her...

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 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....

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...