Category: General

Stop the SMS spam!

Vodaphone is about to trial a new project to reduce the number of spam SMS messages that their customers receive. Text spam, especially in the UK, is becoming a huge problem. Now Vodaphone is asking anyone who receives such messages to forward it to ...

Want to buy a MiTAC Mio ?

Keni Barwick has emailed in to offer CoolSmartPhone.com users a special deal. As you know, the new MiTAC Mio 8380 is currently only available in Taiwan. However, Keni is going to ship some over, and you can grab one for £410 (not including P+P and ...

It’s gone!!

A good and bad day today. Good because my fiances' sister gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Bad because, as we ran through the hospital, I lost the grip on my Smartphone and.. well.. It's now cabbaged.The TFT screen itself is now cracked, no sound com...

V700 Preview

There's a small preview of the Motorola V700 Smartphone over at mobile-review.com. The phone appears to have two batteries, which at first sight addresses the battery-life issue head-on - however the back-up battery only supplies enough power to keep ...

3G Woe, Symbian Joy

Poor old Hutchinson, they're having a really tough time trying to get 3G off the ground here in the UK. They have now lost £300 Million from their "Three" network, as other networks (who are due to launch 3G soon) watch closely for any signs of suc...

Exploding Nokias!!

This poor lady dropped her Nokia whilst she was shopping, but when she picked it back on and turned it on - the thing BLEW UP! The 33 year old lady suffered burns from the phone. Best of all is the comment from Nokia... "Similar incidents had happene...

Confusing tariffs

Analyst house Quocirca recently looked into the confusing world of tariffs. It appears that, although voice tariffs are pretty simple to understand - the advent of mobile data tariffs, MMS, GPRS, WAP and SMS "bundles" is confusing the hell out of Joe ...

Mobile implants?

Silicon.com asks whether it may be a good idea to have mobile devices implanted into children. This comes off the back of recent news announcing the HUGE uptake in mobile phones for children, plus the increasing revenue gained from ringtones etc. Cra...

Add your pictures here

I've now added a new link called Your Photo Blog where you can easily email in your fave Smartphone camera shots!Just attach the picture to an email using your Smartphone (or send it from your PC if you wish) to cool.smartphone@buzznet.com and your pi...

Thoughts for the day..

As a Smartphone tweaker, I'm always browsing around all the sites in the links section to check the "vibe" and see what the latest news is. The latest from MS Mobiles intrigues me. I see quite a bit of MS Smartphone bashing in my everyday life to...

MiTAC 8380 – Coming to Europe next month!

MiTAC have revealed that the Mio 8380 (seen in detail here) is to be released in Europe in September. Stated here on MiTAC's website is the Q3 release date, although it doesn't mention what network it will be available on or which parts of Europe it w...

MiTAC 8390

Pictures of the next MiTAC Mio - the 8390, are appearing around the web. This is MiTAC's second Smartphone after the 8380 and will probably be as locked as the 8380, which makes development as use of this particular handset quite tricky. At present th...

Be a newsmaker!

A new service from BlueHereNow allows anyone with a camera phone, digital camera, laptop or PDA to send in photos that are related to local news events. This is an excellent idea and has already been seen in the UK recently when people sent pictures o...

Include our news!

I've now made it easier than ever before to include coolsmartphone.com news into your website. Simply click on the link that reads "Use our News Feed" (or click here if you want) to include the latest news and information into your website.Any problem...

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 ...