AtomicLava New Version

You may have read our earlier stories about AtomicLava - it's ruddy brilliant. We love it. It allows you to "blog" your life from your phone. This may sound bizarre, but it does offer a very quick way to take a picture on your Windows Smartphone, then...

It’s finally working ! HA!

Following on from this earlier story, I've finally got my arse into gear and completely fixed the CoolSmartPhone.com XML News Feed. You may remember me saying, "I'll get that fixed in a bit", way back in 2002. Well, now it is - and I've sorted it so i...

Java Java Java…

I must confess to not using Java much. Java games are OK, but the Windows Mobile phone can do much better than the Nokia Java games (which are advertised almost hourly on TV for 5 quid each). Anyways, I've added some Java games to the downloads sectio...

MiTAC Mio 8390 featured in .. The Sun!

The Sun newspaper is a UK tabloid and it regularly brings us some hard-hitting stories such as Cleavage Week or some crazy people bringing up dolls as their own children. Today they've got a review of the Windows Mobile powered MiTAC Mio 8390 here. Al...

Orange not dumping MPx220

Contrary to reports at MSMobiles.com The MPx220 is not being dismissed as a possible handset by Orange. You can read this MoDaCo.com thread about the whole deal. This was reported earlier (that it had been dropped by Orange) on other websites.

TCL e777 in China

You may have heard about the TCL e777 - well, Phonemag and Mr MSMobiles.com have spotted that TCL's upcoming e777 Windows Mobile Smartphone is now being shown around in China. It's got a rotating megapixel camera but alas no bluetooth. It's a dual-ban...

News feed fixed – I think!

Back in November 2002, when I started this site - I promised that I'd get the news feed working. However, I never did. Yes, it's taken me almost 2 years to get around to fixing this ! :) The XML feed can be viewed in an RSS Reader …

Getting that C500

There's a hunt on across the UK for the Orange SPV C500. It appears that the best place to get them at the moment is in Orange Direct Shops, which you'll find on any high street. To find your local shop and bag an Orange SPV C500, just …

Virtual Keyboard

Mitesh Patel emailed in about the infamous hi-tech keyboard that projects a full QWERTY keyboard on any flat surface. It's nice, and we'd like to see if this would work on the Smartphone with appropriate drivers.. :) It's been much talked about for a ...

MPx220 Still coming

According to this Digitimes article, the MPx220 is still on its way. In Tokyo the new range of Motorola Smartphones were shown to reporters. It included a couple of Linux based smartphones (the A768i and A780) and one Windows-based one.. the Motorola ...

UPDATED – C500 Review now online

As you may know by now, Orange officially started the sales of the SPV C500 handset yesterday (see "read more" for full press release), and you can either get details from this Orange Shop page or from our friends at FoneTastic. So what else do you ne...

MiniSD Price Wars!

Yet again there's some fierce price wars going on for SD cards. This time, with the launch of Windows Mobile handset utilising MiniSD cards, we have some good offers on MiniSD cards. EBuyer.com now appear to be leading the way, with this 256Mb MiniSD...

Orange now selling the SPV C500

The much anticipated C500 is now selling from the Orange Shop for upgrades here. We're not quite sure why it's still showing as "coming soon" on the main detail page, but at least you can see what an excellent deal you can get for all you upgraders ou...

More AKA SPV C500

It looks like the little SPV C500 is gonna be well travelled. Made by HTC, this has an official product name of the "HTC Typhoon" - but will come out all over the world under different names. In the US it'll be known as the i-mate SP3 (amongst …

iNoah Dictionary

ArsLexis has released iNoah 1.0 for MS Smartphone. iNoah is a wireless English dictionary offering definitions of more than 140 thousand words. iNoah features:* definitions of 140 thousand words* quick lookup of word definitions thanks to optimized ne...

More Cheap MiniSD cards!

Some really, really cheap MiniSD cards here at JetMedia for your Orange C500. You can also buy cheap "normal size" SD cards for other Windows Mobile phones at JetMedia. Gordon McLean emailed in to say... "I got a 256MB MiniSD Card for £28.99 (£...

C500 Update 4

Silver or Black ? Well, to get the silver you'll need to be a little bit special... Eric emailed in to say.... "Ok, thought I’d answer the mystery about the silver SPV C500…yes it is going to be available on Orange UK. However, only to customers...

C500 Update 3

I'm not personally rushing my review of the Orange SPV C500. I'm not going to do any guesswork either, so I'm using this phone daily and making sure that every bit of it is tested. MMS, Text, Email, Camera, Video, browsing, bluetooth, the works.Expect...

i-Mate Smartphone 3

Ahh - so it appears that our story last month was correct and the i-Mate Smartphone 3 (which is a re-badged C500 handset) is correct. This means that the new handset built by HTC will be known as the Orange SPV C500, Qtek 8010, DoPOD 565 AND the …

C500 Update Number 2

Matt Gough has just emailed me... "I went into the Orange shop in Leeds city centre today, to ask when the C500 will be available. To my surprise the assistant said 'It's in next Wednesday (18th Aug), we received a demo one today though, do you want...