Tag: coolsmartphone

Memory card give away

This is a 2GB HTC Touch Diamond memory card drive. These were given out during the huge HTC Touch Diamond launch and I've actually got one in my wallet. They come in very handy for transferring data around and they're thin enough to slot into your wal...

Face-off – Sony Ericsson X1 and T-Mobile G1

A great review of the Sony Ericsson X1 is now available on jouwmobiel.com. What? You want more? Well, how about a comparison with the T-Mobile G1 huh? Now you're talking. Both articles include screenshots, up-close shots, videos and, by the looks of ...

Hello world..

Keep everything crossed guys, because I think we're now back to full steam. For those of you who aren't aware, the webmaster, tech guy, coder, reporter and guy doing the server management is.. me. If anything goes wrong, like it did last week, I have ...

Another update on the website problems

Now that the "invisible" iframe causing the virus / badware / spyware problems has gone, I today moved onto removing how it got there in the first place. I've implemented a new security policy into our MySQL / Apache configuration and I'm currently te...

Coolsmartphone.com – An update on our troubles

OK, a quick update on how things are going with the site. Google have no pretty much knocked us off the internet. Any search you do in Google that returns a Coolsmartphone page will have a horrible message under it saying, "This site may harm your com...

We’re going down…

About 30 minutes ago Firefox blocked our site. If you click on the "Why was our site blocked" you'll find a nice Google page that says there's no problems. I've been asked to go into the Google Webmaster Tools an request a review of the site, however ...

Forum tweaks to stop spam

During the last few days you may have noticed some spam messages appearing in our forums. These usually advertise some mobile phones with a fake UK postal address. Many thanks to everyone who's spotted them and informed me - also to the excellent mods...

SmartphoneTV.com – Videos for your Windows Mobile

The guys at smartphoneTV have just announced a whole new look to their site with added extras. The new website lets you download hundreds of free videos for your mobile. Videos are being added daily and there's lots of great things to choose from. You...

Coolsmartphone Mobile Updated

Our mobile site, which you can find on your phone by browsing to m.coolsmartphone.com, has today been given a facelift. New news and sports links have been added, plus we've highlighted excellent mobile sites such as radiofeeds.co.uk. This site in par...

A few forum problems

A few of you may have been having issues posting into our forum of late - especially new members. Usually I would blame this on my drunken PHP coding, however I'm been fairly sober during the last 6 months. Sorry about the problems, I'm going to blame...

Explosion at the planet brings down thousands of sites

This may be a little off topic, but I just wanted to post a message about some of our friends in cyber-space. Sites like PocketPCThoughts, MobilitySite.com and even my favourite comedy site - b3ta.com have been pulled off line following an explosion a...

Broadcasting live – from your phone

Earlier in the week you may have seen our live coverage of the HTC event in London. During the day I posted live pictures, details and bullet-points from my Windows mobile phone. I wanted to cover the day without having stacks of extra equipment, so I...

DashWire – Your phone, on the web

OK, I've seen quite a bit of buzz about DashWire of late and, after trying it, I'll admit it's richly deserved. This, quite simply, is really, really, really good. Sure, it'll let you backup your phone (texts, photos, videos, voicemail, call logs, pho...

Wauw! Wee – Life from Your Mobile Phone

wauwee.com is a new service that'll let you quickly and easily upload and share photos to any social network. Visitors to your photo-widget can message you and respond in real-time to your posts. Sign up here for free and then simply browse to www.wau...

Win Garmin Mobile XT stuff !

Fancy winning a signed football shirt and ball? Well, head on over here to get your name down. The winner gets a signed Middlesbrough Football Shirt and Ball which, even if you're not a fan of the Boro, will get you a mint on eBay ;) To enter, …

We’ve had a baby!

After a very long and stressful labour, our first baby was born yesterday at 11.08. He's a gorgeous baby boy, weighing in at 7lb 11oz and we're naming him Billy, after my Dad, who died last year. I'm so unbelievably proud of my wife, Emily, who starte...

Peter Chou interviewed by Laptop Magazine

Laptop Magazine have had a chat with the CEO of HTC - Peter Chou and, I must admit, it's a very refreshing article. He discusses many topics including the HTC Shift and the Android project, plus he seems to confirm that HTC are building the Sony Erics...

New BBC Mobile site goes live

Yesterday the BBC launched a new version of their mobile website. The new version actually mirrors the navigation and appearance of the full version of the BBC website. The new site is, according to the press release a "much richer and more engaging ...

HTC rolls out slick new website

Oohh look. It’s the all "shiny and new" HTC website. There's now a fresh look to the site, plus the HTC e-Club has been given a nightclub feel. The website now has a "Web 2.0" feel with smooth menus and large buttons taking you quickly to the vario...

Forum changes

You may have noticed some porn popping up in our forum recently. We've been lucky enough to avoid large amounts of spam until now because the registration system checks to see if you're "human" by asking questions such as "Is this beer?" etc. We've al...

Windows Mobile Training resource on the web

Stuck with something Windows Mobile related? Check out windowsmobiletraining.com for some excellent how-to videos and courses. You can also get resource packs, manuals and you can even earn points while you browse. Link - windowsmobiletraining.com Cre...

Merry Christmas all…

Christmas is pretty much on us now, so I'd just like to say a few words to you - the dedicated CoolSmartPhone reader. 2007 has been an emotional and stressful time for me and I'll be having a peaceful Christmas at home with Emily and our family. You …

Let us know your experiences

Do you have a HTC TyTN II, a HTC Touch, Touch Dual, P3300 or S620? You do? Well, listen up. We want to hear just how much you love your HTC device. If you've sent/received an important email just in the nick of time, sent a picture message …

Server donation drive – and the winners are

It's now been a few months since we started our donation drive to buy a server. We've been hosted in America on a rented server for many years and, even after slimming down code and optimizing the site further, we needed additional memory to keep all ...

Server move – complete!

Welcome to our new home. We've moved across the Atlantic, from San Diego, California to... err... Maidenhead ... here in the UK. Whilst it might not sound glamorous, we're now on our brand new server that you guys contributed towards. It's a beast to ...

Got news? Submit it here!

We love Windows Mobile news, it's great, but without you guys submitting it we'd be nothing. So, while it's a bit quiet you can, why not submit your news or tips. Email me direct on if you want to attach stuff and then, if we haven't covered it …

Coolsmartphone fundraiser update

Good news! Thanks to your donations we've managed to purchase a brand new server at last :) This means that we'll no longer have to rent and pay large re-occuring charges for upgrades to our existing server. I'd like to thank you once again for your h...

Win yourself a HTC S730!

A few weeks back we started our fundraising drive to buy a new server. The good news is that we're now nearly at our target. After the £100 donation we're now on a mission to reach that target - plus any extra cash will go straight into paying …

Many thanks to you all..

Many thanks once again for your messages of sympathy and comments in the forum. It really means a lot to me and my family. The burial took place yesterday and, thanks to your donations over the last few days, I've added an extra £100 to the Air Ambul...

Something I never wanted to post

After many years running this site and several thousand emails and posts from you guys I feel the need to tell you what's been happening in my personal life lately. Just a few months ago we found out that Emily was pregnant. This news came a week befo...

Server donation prize update

First up I've got to thank everyone who's contributed towards the cost of our new server. All your donations are very much appreciated and we've even had some of you stumping up £50 each! All of this money will go towards our new, more powerful Europ...

Coolsmartphone fundraiser

We're currently hosting our server in the USA and pay a high (around £160) monthly rental for it. Following the removal of many adverts I've decided to cut costs by buying a server outright and doing "co-location" hosting here in the UK. Basically th...

A message from coolsmartphone.com

I had an email today. It came from someone who has been visiting this site for nearly four years. Whilst I'm not going to mention names, I will mention what the email said.. "Well eventually you have managed to squeeze so many adverts and revenue lin...

Blackjack Competition – The winner is..

We ran a huge competition recently to win a brand new Samsung Blackjack. I spent a good while going through the entries and then passed them across to my wife to look at. Strangely enough, without even knowing, we both chose this shot from forum membe...

Blackjack giveaway – the winners are.. coming soon.. ;)

Thanks to everyone who took part in our Samsung Blackjack giveaway competition. There's stacks of entries to sort through and we're currently spending time to judge each one in turn. We will announce the winner on Friday, so stay tuned ! In the meanti...

Netvibes.com goes mobile

I'm a huge fan of Netvibes.com. Put simply it's a webpage you control - adding, dragging and organising your favourite news feeds on one central page. I use it daily and I've got all the blogs, news sites, comedy pages, technology feeds and phone-rela...

Hurry! Last few days of our Samsung BlackJack competition!

Right, don't say I didn't warn you ;) You've got today and tomorrow to enter our Samsung BlackJack Competition . It's easy to enter - just attach a photo to a post in this forum or email me on webmaster@coolsmartphone.com. We're after funny, interesti...

Forum problems – sorted!

Sometime yesterday afternoon our forum stopped accepting posts. It also meant that you couldn't register either, which is also bad. The reason is far too boring and technical to mention, however it was fixed last night with some of my trademark "mash ...

Splashblog closes

Splashblog, a great favourite of mine and an incredibly useful tool, is to be closed. Splashblog let you post pictures direct from your phone to your own personal webpage - you could also have a web feed of the photos as shown in my blog. Originally t...

Coolsmartphone competition – Win a Blackjack!

Here's your chance to win a brand new Samsung Blackjack i607 thanks to the guys at cellular-blowout.com. It's unlocked and can retail at up to $599.99 or £300 ! This device runs Windows Mobile 5.0 (Smartphone) and has quad-band capability, GPRS, EDGE...