Tag: coolsmartphone

Coolsmartphone Giveaway – Final day!

I want to thank everyone for contributing towards our yearly donation drive. It's fantastic to receive help from you guys and everything we're receiving is going into paying for our server bandwidth and co-lo costs. There's just a few hours left to do...

Win even more stuff ! Give it a shake!

Although we're in the middle of giving away some stuff already, our friends at Orange have emailed in about some more chances to win. Think back to when you were a kid - sitting around the Christmas tree trying to figure out what presents you'd got. I...

Coolsmartphone Giveaway

We're currently upgrading the coolsmartphone.com server and adding yet more horsepower. It's costing extra cash, which is why I had to ask for donations a few weeks back. We didn't get a huge response, so I've decided to raid the coolsmartphone.com cu...

Another little site addition

I've learned through my many years of running this site that I do things best when I've had a drink, so - after a hugely long wait - I've had a beer and finally rigged the site so that you can go to "Next Page" or "Previous Page" …

Site changes – thanks for your comments

A few days ago I asked which direction we should be heading in. You guys are the backbone of Coolsmartphone, so it made sense to ask what the best way forward was. I've had bags of emails, Tweets, comments and forum posts on this and I want to …

I need your advice on something..

OK people, I need your help with something. Since we started covering Android alongside our WinMo coverage things have got a bit cramped. I'm currently working on a switcher so you can flick between "Android" news or "WinMo" news but, to make things e...

Site down, sorry about that.. (Update)

A quick apology. If you tried to get to coolsmartphone.com between 23:00 BST and 03:30 BST or anytime around 14:45 today then it probably would've failed. The news from our data centre is that an emergency router firmware upgrade went a little wrong l...

CoPilot 8 Competition

Fancy a chance of winning something ? We love giving stuff away and today there's a chance to win CoPilot Live 8. It's worth £73.99 and it'll work on either Android or Windows Mobile. You know the deal - this is an award-winning sat-nav system giving...

Yes, we’re changing…

As you may know, we started this site some 7 years ago. To begin with we were covering the classic "Smartphones" - those Microsoft-powered non-touch devices like the Orange SPV E200 and so on. We branched out to "Pocket PC's" and, just recently, we've...

Twitter problems? You’re not the only one

Having problems with you Twitter client on Windows Mobile or Android? Well, don't fret - you're not the only one. It appears that quite a few people are getting messages such as "Unknown response from server" or "Communications error" in Twitter clien...

New software forums opened

We've just added two new sections to our forum dedicated to software. Head to WinMo Apps or Android Apps, whatever your flavour, and tell us what software we should be checking out. I've kicked things off in the Android section with some essential sof...

More RSS feeds for your news needs

OK, a few changes have been happening here at Coolsmartphone.com of late. Firstly, all news stories now also include details of the category they're filed in - look, this one is in "Website News". See? :) Secondly, we've got some additional newsfeeds ...

Server move completed

The server completed it's move last night and we're now in a brand new data centre with greatly enhanced network connectivity. If you were trying to get here between 0:30 and 1.45 GMT (1:30 - 2.45 BST) this morning then the site wouldn't have shown up...

Coolsmartphone server move

We've got to announce some scheduled maintenance to the server today. Tonight, at some point between 22:00 BST and 05:00 BST our server will be turned off, unplugged, removed from the server rack and packaged up. The server will then be transported to...

And we’re back…

Hello everyone. Welcome back :) Yesterday we had a problem. I'll not go into detail as it's far too dull and technical to desribe. We got a big warning sticker from Google and rightfully so. The addition of a nasty IFRAME by a hacker was my own fault …

Blocked by Google, Firefox and Chrome

At around 6.57 this morning a hack attempt was made on our server. We get a few of these and this one was removed by the system automatically at around 8AM. An IFRAME was added which basically tried to put software down your browser. Unfortunately dur...

Get your news fix

Following our announcement yesterday I just wanted to remind everyone about how you can keep updated with all the latest Coolsmartphone news. There's several ways you can do it. First up you can simply browse to Coolsmartphone.com or yo...

A new direction

Coolsmartphone is 7 years old this year and during our time we've brought you all the latest Windows Mobile gossip, news and reviews. It all started in 2002 when I popped into an Orange shop and upgraded to an SPV Classic. Back then it was just called...

T3 Gadget awards get under way

T3 Magazine have just opened up voting for their 2009 Gadget Awards. There's spot prizes to be won just for taking part. HTC are up for "Tech Brand of the Year" and the HTC Touch Diamond2 is in the shortlist for "Drop Dead Gorgeous Gadget" and the "Ph...

Tell us what you think – it’s YOUR Coolsmartphone.com

This post in our forum got me thinking about our coverage here at coolsmartphone.com. As you'll know, we cover Windows Mobile and everything to do with it. Just recently we launched our sister site iPhoneBANG, which you'll see a newsfeed from on the r...