Tag: coolsmartphone

Site maintenance news

If you're reading this then welcome to our temporary home. We've rapidly moved servers due to a rather severe drive problem on our existing server. I've got to go down to the data centre at some point and swap the drives on it but, with any luck, you …

What Mobile Meet-Up Overview

Recently the annual What Mobile Forum Meet-Up was held in London and was the place where members of the site and fans of mobile can get together and chat tech and drink, plus get to meet a few more people like yourselves who want to check out the …

Shipped ROMs – It’s over

Conflipper, for those who aren't aware, has been a great source of information for HTC, Windows Mobile and Android news for quite some time. However, it looks like he's now hanging up his keyboard, with shipped-roms.com finally coming to an end too. ...

Got a HTC Desire? Enter our competition !

See? I told you we'd have another competition. This one is thanks to the lovely people at Mobilefun.co.uk and is for you lucky HTC Desire owners. They've sent us a genuine HTC carry pouch (normally £15.47) and this cool pouch (normally £12.47) which...

MSDN Ultimate Competition – Results

A couple of weeks ago we gave you the chance to win one of three MSDN Ultimate subscriptions. We had over a hundred entries, but the lucky winners are as follows... Ian Smith - Dave Poyser - Paul Williams We've had a good rummage around the Coolsmartp...

Win yourself an MSDN subscription

Today we did some tweaking to the site and pretty much pressed the "Turbo" button. The amount of extra traffic to the main page is simply shocking, so we've added some extra magic beans to get things moving at light speed. To celebrate we're giving aw...

Site maintenance and speed improvements

We've experienced quite a lot of extra visitors recently, so my rather strange coding has been under some severe strain during peak times. We've previously added extra PHP script caching and this has helped a great deal, however it's still not enough ...

Shipped ROMs staying online

Shipped ROMs recently had a cease and desist letter from HTC. It looked like HTC wanted the whole site offline, but now there's a twist, with HTC telling site owners that only test and carrier files must be removed. This is because certain carrier / n...

Getting the news you want

We've recently expanded again to cover iPhone news. To make sure you're getting the news you want, we've created separate news feeds and sub-sections. The little RSS feed icon on the top-right will show all the feeds you can have, plus there's the lin...

The iPhone – A question for you

For iPhone coverage we have a separate site - iPhoneBANG. However, with the release of the new iPhone 4 I've had quite a few people who are surprised not to see info on coolsmartphone.com. Many have asked for us to start covering the iPhone on the mai...

Extra forums now online, dive in!

Our dedicated forums for lucky HTC Desire and HTC Legend owners are now online. For Windows Mobile owners we've also added HTC HD2 and HD mini forums for your handset-specific questions.

We’re loving your tips..

Hey you. You lovely, lovely person you. See all this news 'n stuff ? That's all because of you that is. If you've heard or seen something we've not covered, give us a nudge. We love your

Announcing – Our Mobile Phone Deals site

Today I'm proud to announce our new mobile phone deals website. Working in partnership with The Blog House I wanted somewhere where you guys could search all those thousands of tariffs on all the networks and find the best deal. To find a plan, just ...

More changes to the site. My blog is on the move.

A quick personal note. Since the site started I've maintained a blog on blogs.coolsmartphone.com. It's been my own special section for quite some time now, however, with the increased size of this site and the introduction of more writers I can no lon...

And now….

Hey. Come close. Are you heading to the Mobile World Congress next month ? If you are, let us know, because we could have a little surprise for you. On a seperate note, we'll be introducing further writers to the site soon. If you'd like to contribute...

App Review Show – New Episode

Last week Tom Ranson pinged us about his new App Review Show and we ran a story about it. Today he emailed us again to promote the new episode where he has a look at the Brodit ProClip mount and CoPilot Live 8. Now, we're not just going …

Windows Mobile 6.6 due to launch in Feb?

Next month is the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and, following the fairly quiet Windows Mobile showing at CES, it's been universally assumed that Windows Mobile 7 would get launched at the European event between February 15th and 18th. However.....

Wanna promote your stuff? Give us a nudge!!

Do you work for a PR company, a network, manufacturer, software company or are you a coder wanting recognition ? Let us know we'll take a look and, if it's newsworthy we'll add a post or write a review of your product. We'd also like to know if …

Some minor site changes and a thank-you

We've removed the "retweet" buttons from our main page as they were slowing the site down somewhat. This is an unfortunate side-effect of pulling data from third-party servers constantly, but they're still included in each news item if you click into ...

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2010!

It's Christmas Eve and there's snow falling across the land. It's been quite a big year for coolsmartphone.com. We've added a totally new look-and-feel to the site, overhauled the entire navigation, added Android news and a seperate iPhone news site. ...