Archive for November, 2006

By November 26, 2006 Read More →

Eten Glofiish X500 reviewed

MSMobiles have a nice review of the Eten Glofiish X500.

Eten Glofiish X500

There is an impressive gallery of photographs for this device over at MSMobiles. The Glofiish brand seems to be increasing in popularity as the days go by!

Don’t forget our £30 discount voucher for the Eten X500!


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By November 25, 2006 Read More →

O2 XDA Apollo on FCC site

Yet another O2 XDA post, this time it’s the O2 XDA Apollo that’s appeared on the FCC website.

O2 ApolloO2 Apollo

Specification of the O2 Apollo is, as far as I can tell, pretty much the same as the Atom, with Windows Mobile 5, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, MiniSD card slot, 2.7 inch QVGA screen (240×320), WIFI, Bluetooth, FM radio, and tiny 102 x 58 x 18.5 mm size.

I think the O2 Apollo looks great in white, white devices seem to be increasing in popularity at the moment.

EDIT: Notice the video conferencing camera and the WCDMA 3G frequency tests. This is a 3G device! There is no mention in the manual because they just re-used the old one for the Atom. – Thanks Surur

More info on the FCC site.


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By November 25, 2006 Read More →

O2 XDA Graphite Photos

There seems to be quite a bot of news lately around O2’s XDA brand. The next smartphone device to come to O2 will be the XDA Graphite.

O2 XDA Graphite

The O2 XDA Graphite is an attractive looking ‘candy bar’ style smartphone which, according to the sales blurb, features a “Look and feel that is similar to a regular phone, the O” Graphite offers both familiaritu and ease of use.

Spec. seems pretty nifty too!

O2 XDA Graphite Specification

  • 2.2″ 64k colors TFT display screen (240 x 320)
  • Intel XScale 416MHz CPU
  • 128mb Flash ROM
  • 64mb RAM
  • Intel Hermon modem
  • 2.0-megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0
  • GSM Tri-band 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • microSD card slot
  • 109.5 x 46 x 18mm
  • 100 grams
  • Up to 300 mins talk time
  • Up to 275 hours standby time
  • It’s also worth mentioning that the Graphite is NOT manufactured by HTC but rather ASUSTek and is based on an improved version of their Vodafone V1210.

    Have a look at the other images at SmartphoneThoughts.


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    By November 24, 2006 Read More →

    HTC Cavalier photos leaked

    Further to our post about the HTC Cavalier, the device to replace the HTC Excalibur in the new year, we discovered some leaked photos on the Solopalmari site.

    HTC Cavalier

    Looks pretty nifty and the 3G connectivity coupled with the longer battery life will make it an attractive device.

    HTC Cavalier Specification

  • 400MHz Samsung CPU
  • Quad-Band (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) with UMTS (2100/850/1900), HSDPA
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • 128MB ROM, 64MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 2.4 inch 320×240 screen
  • 2 mega-pixel camera
  • 1050mAh battery
  • See the full post and photos at


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    By November 23, 2006 Read More →

    Eten Glofiish M700 pre-order

    EDIT: You can now purchase the ETEN M700 from clove and with our offer you can save £25 on the purchase price! See this post for more info.

    The ETEN Glofiish M700 is now available for pre-order on the Clove website.

    The Eten M700 is the first PocketPC phone device to have both a sliding keyboard AND built in GPS!

    The price of the M700 has been set at an extremely reasonable £359, quite probably the cheapeat price for the Eten M700 in the UK!!. Go check out the product page now!

    Eten Glofiish M700

    Compose and send e-mails, SMS message or create and edit documents on the move with the Eten Glofiish M700. The Glofiish M700 is a compact Windows Mobile 5 device featuring an integrated sliding keyboard, Quad-band GSM/GPRS with support for EDGE, SiRFStar III GPS Receiver, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g and 2.0 mega pixels camera. With all these features you only ever need to carry one device, to stay in contact by phone, accessing the Internet, managing documents, appointments and contacts, and taking quality pictures.

    GPS navigation is also possible with the Eten Glofiish M700, due to the integrated SiRFStar III GPS receiver, ensuring that this is truly an all in one device.


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    By November 23, 2006 Read More →

    What is USB On-The-Go?

    With USB On-The-Go starting to appear on a number of mobile devices now, specifically the O2 XDA Flame, I thought it was time for a quick lesson. 🙂

    USB on-the-go is a technology that most PocketPC and Smartphone users have been crying out for. In simple terms USB OTG will allow you to connect a variety of other peripherals to your device. This will include USB memory sticks and USB Hard Drives.

    USB on the go

    In the past devices such as hand-helds, cell phones and digital cameras were classed as USB peripherals and in order to transfer data via USB you would have to connect that peripheral to another device, such as a PC, that could function as a USB host. USB OTG capable devices will benefit from having additional capability to connect to other USB devices.

    USB OTG defines a dual-role device, which can act as either a host or peripheral, and can connect to either a PC or other portable devices through the same connector. It will even allow you to connect two USB OTG devices together to transfer data.

    Imagine being able to connect a 500gb external USB hard drive to your PocketPC. Great for PocketPC powered jukeboxes!

    For more information about USB on-the-go visit the USB Org website.


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    By November 22, 2006 Read More →

    Astraware Thanksgiving promotion

    It’s Thanksgiving and Astraware would like you invite you to join our table and gobble up some great games this Holiday Season! Whether you’re travelling to see family, having a get-together at home, or simply recovering from turkey overload, we have some special offers on games that the whole family can enjoy!

    We’re offering 3 simple, fun games for under $10 each from Wednesday 22nd to Monday 27th November 2006. To take advantage of these special prices, just join Club Astraware (or login if you’re already a member). It’s free to join, only takes a couple of minutes, and you’ll get 2500 points, worth $2.50, just for joining.


    Just visit the Astraware website at from 22nd November to see what’s on offer.


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    By November 22, 2006 Read More →

    O2 XDA Flame shows itself

    It didn’t take long for the photos to be leaked. Just a few days ago the O2 XDA Flame was nothing but a rumour but today there are photos!

    XDA Flame

    The XDA Flame is a PocketPC phone device that looks to be about the same sort of size as some of the older XDA models, a bit bigger then devices that we have got used to lately.

    The Flame is a 3G PocketPC Phone that’s going to get enthusiasts pretty hot under the collar for it’s one of the first devices to have, not only a generous 3.6″ VGA display but also to be powered by NVIDIA’s GoForce 5500 GPU for next-generation mobile graphics. Oh, and if that isn’t enough, there’s the Intel XScale PXA270 520MHz CPU to keep things moving along at a fair old lick!

    O2 XDA Flame Specification

  • 3.6″ VGA Transflective TFT display
  • Intel XScale 520Mhz CPU
  • NVIDIA GoForce 5500 GPU
  • 2GB Flash ROM
  • 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
  • USB On-The-Go
  • 2.0-megapixel camera
  • SRS Mobile HD surround sound support
  • TV-out support
  • The XDA Flame is said to be shipping in Q1 2007. Shame I can’t have one for Xmas!

    Check out PocketPCThoughts for more info.


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    By November 21, 2006 Read More →

    HTC P4350 (aka HTC Herald) announced

    The new HTC P4350 has just been officially announced on the HTC site.

    HTC P4350

    The HTC P4350 is HTC’s own version of the HTC Herald.

    With the convenience of instantly synchronised Outlook® email, contacts and calendar through Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0 Direct Push you can be in touch wherever you are. With Pocket MSN® you can also connect to Hotmail® and MSN® messenger.

    When doing business, manage your Word®, Excel® and PowerPoint® documents on the go – the full auto-sliding keyboard makes editing a breeze.

    If you just want to relax, you can enjoy your music and video through Windows Media® Player, enhanced with Stereo Bluetooth® wireless sound quality.

    HTC P4350 Specification

  • Quadband GSM with EDGE
  • TI OMAP 850 processor
  • Slide-out QWERTY keypad
  • 2-megapixel CMOS camera
  • 2.8-inch 340×240-pixel LCD with 65K-color support
  • 128MB ROM; 64MB RAM
  • microSD expansion slot
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and AVRCP
  • WiFi 802.11g, USB and infrared
  • Size: 109 x 59 x 17mm; 168g
  • See the full spec on the HTC product page.


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    By November 21, 2006 Read More →

    Having ActiveSync issues?

    We recently heard from someone having issues with their ActiveSync. Basically their Orange M3100 would not connect to their PC. I too have seen this in the past where the ActiveSync logo would turn green and start spinning but would do nothing more.

    So if you are having these connectivity issues here is a little something to try: On the device go to, Start, Settings, Connections, USB to PC, then uncheck ‘Enable Advanced network

    You should find that your connection springs to life!

    Thanks to Phil for sharing that with us.


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