Category: Reviews

HTC Hero

I feel dirty in a way, and I'll tell you why. This is and always has been a Windows Mobile site. To be given a HTC Hero to play with for a couple of weeks? No.. we don't want it. Why? Because it's powered by Google Android - …

HTC Touch2

The Touch2 is one of the very latest Windows Mobile 6.5 devices. Scheduled to launch on October 6th this has a 528Mhz Qualcomm processor, 512MB ROM and 256MB RAM. The screen is a 2.8" TFT-LCD with QVGA resolution, which isn't quite as high as the hig...

o2 XDA Venn

The o2 XDA Venn actually appeared a couple of years ago in the USA as the Pantech Duo. It's an interesting idea - there's no touch screen but there are two keyboards - a sliding QWERTY out the side and a numeric keypad down the bottom. Specs Desp...

HTC Tattoo / Tattoo Ink

When HTC first asked me if I'd like a Tattoo I was a little confused. "Well, not really, I mean on women it can be kinda sexy but...", "No", they said, "The HTC Tattoo phone. Y'know, the new Android handset for the masses?" An interesting name it h...

HTC HD2 Review

The HD HD2. This phone has a lot of weight on it's shoulders. In recent years and months Windows Mobile has been badly knocked by the iPhone and Android. Both of these platforms have made serious inroads and many Windows Mobile customers have moved a...

HTC Hero Cradle

Above is the cradle itself - it's from easydevices.co.uk. It's made in China and, although probably not "official HTC merchandise" looks the business. In the box you get a UK mains charger with a small round plug at the other end, a small manual and...

Motorola DEXT / CLIQ

The Motorola Dext is currently available from Orange. It's the first ever QWERTY Android handset to cross our desk and initial impressions are good. It seems well build, although the sliding mechanism is perhaps less snappy than the sliding QWERTY HT...

HTC Legend – Mini Review

The Legend is similar in both size and shape to the HTC Hero but this times there's an "alloy unibody" making it very solid with a slide-in battery. The "chin" is still there but, instead of the trackball, there's now an "optical trackpad" on the chi...

HTC Snap

The Snap is the return of the non-touchscreen QWERTY messaging phone. HTC last dipped it's foot into this marketplace with the HTC Excalibur and it's still a handset that's being used on BT with their Office Anywhere solution. The Snap brings WinMo ...

o2 XDA Guide

GPS and a circular navigation wheel has been a popular combination with the o2 XDA Orbit 2 paving the way with on-board GPS navigation software, wireless capability and 3 megapixel cameras. On the face of it the Guide seems to offer a similar setup ...

Toshiba TG01

So, the Toshiba TG01. This has been eagerly awaited by many. Toshiba have at last released a Windows Mobile phone and, after glancing at the specifications, they've come up with one hugely powerful device. For a start there's that capacious screen - ...

Palm Treo 500

Over the years I've worked on this site there's been a lot of changes. Smartphones were once quite prolific, and when I say "Smartphone" I mean those Windows phones WITHOUT a touch screen. The Palm 500 is such a phone and, for someone who is now prob...

HTC Touch Diamond – Coolsmartphone Special Report

Here's our special report on the HTC Touch Diamond. We managed to get a demo unit for over a week and, in addition to the report below, we filmed a daily video diary of it in action. However, since writing the report below and filming these vids, we'...

Bye Bye Standby

If there's one thing we "do" it's Windows Mobile phone reviews. Every now and then though we love to review other cool stuff. One such product is Bye Bye Standby. It comes in two parts, although the first part will work on its own. Put simply ...

GSmart MS800 and MW700

Hang on, we've been here before haven't we ? Yep, the iMate Ultimate 6150 and 8150 were designed with a similar idea. Keep the handsets looking the same but twiddle with the specs. On the right we have the grey unit, aka the GSmart MS800. This has 3...

HTC Touch Pro

Specs CPU - Qualcomm® MSM7201A™ 528 MHz OS - Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Memory - 288Mb RAM / 512Mb ROM Dimensions - 102 mm (L) X 51 mm (W) X 18.05 mm (T) Weight -165 g (with battery) Display - 2.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen ...

HTC S740

The HTC S740 is a rare beast in the Windows Mobile world. Remember when phones were phone-shaped? A numeric keyboard up front, a screen you can't touch to activate stuff? Ahh.. Those were the days. The last time we reviewed a HTC "Smartphone" was ...

myhome247 security system

A while back the guys at MyHome247 sent me a box to review. Inside you'll find a starter kit which uses a combination of wireless technology, batteries and sometimes ethernet cable to connect you house onto the web. Why do that ? Well, fo...

HTC Touch 3G

Hey, remember nearly a year and a half ago? HTC sent us something called the HTC Touch. It was like nothing we'd ever seen before. Up until the arrival of the HTC Touch most Pocket PC handsets were either fairly bulky or brick-shaped. The HTC Touch ar...