Archive for December, 2008

By December 2, 2008 Read More →

Touch HD & CoPilot News

The team at have just given us some great news based on an eMail from ALK/CoPilot :


The current version of CoPilot that you are stocking actually supports the Touch HD rather well, and we are simply working on an enhanced version that will improve screen resolution and also operate in landscape mode. In terms of updates, ALK will eventually post the new Touch HD version for existing customers to download when it becomes available.

So if you want a copy of ALK Copilot 7 for your Touch HD then click here for the European version and here for the UK & Ireland version

Posted by: John

Posted in: GPS/Sat Nav
By December 1, 2008 Read More →

Windows Mobile Twitter Apps

image If your a fan of Twitter like us here at MTA then you should check out WindowsMobile Cool’s round up of Twitter applications for Windows Mobile. They have posted a brief description of their top 5 applications with links to each one to try out. You can read the full article here and if you have any others to suggestions, let us know.

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Posted in: Phones
By December 1, 2008 Read More →

O2 launches Pay & Go mobile broadband

image O2 today launches the UK’s leading priced mobile broadband Pay & Go service as it continues to re-instate consumer confidence in mobile broadband. By launching its USB modem at £29.99, O2 is following up its commitment to offer its customers great products with clear pricing and no strings attached. Pay & Go mobile broadband customers will also benefit from O2’s new coverage checker and 50-day Happiness Guarantee. Since these new customer-focused measures were launched in November, O2 has seen a considerable drop in the number of returned USB modems, showing that simple, honest advice has led to consumers being better informed at the time of purchase.

Posted in: Phones
By December 1, 2008 Read More →

Orange voted number one for mobile broadband

image Orange has achieved the number one position in customer experience in the mobile broadband market according to an in-depth report commissioned by independent research and consulting organisation, YouGov. The report highlights that Orange has bolstered its customer satisfaction ratings, winning customers over with its outstanding network performance. Specific emphasis is placed on Orange network reliability at any point during the day or night, its network coverage reach, and its ability to deliver a continuous mobile broadband connection. After the announcement laid out by Tom Alexander, Orange is also identified as being the most improved network operator currently in the market.

Posted in: Phones
By December 1, 2008 Read More →

BBC iPlayer Streaming on Windows Mobile

Since the BBC launched the iPlayer for the N96 I knew it wouldn’t be too long until it would be available for other phones. However I can’t wait, so spent today looking for methods in getting my X1 to stream the shows.

I managed to extract the RTSP stream of Buzzcocks and successfully got that working on my phone. My next step was to find a way that didn’t involve me using my PC opening a collection of random XML files in order, to then email a link to my phone.

Several hours of coding and I managed to strip out the opening the files on the PC to a simple web script, however I still needed the 8 letter/number code for the episode to be parsed to the page.

Then when looking at the BBC source I noticed something. They now support the Samsung I900 a Windows Mobile device.
The method for checking if your phone is a Samsung, a simple User-Agent check.

Knowing how to modify the User-Agent in Opera on my X1 I placed the code need to pass the check and BINGO my phone now loads the BBC page and plays the shows.

These are the steps for an X1i Vodafone UK Branded
Run Opera
In the address bar enter opera:config (no http://)
Scroll down to User Prefs and click
Scroll down to Custom User-Agent and at the end of the pre-filled text add sgh-i900
Scroll down some more and press Save. You will get a prompt which suggests you may need to reset the phone, but for this you don’t.

Now point your browser to and enjoy.

If on your phone the Custom User-Agent is blank, try visiting something like copying the User-Agent which your phone is currently displaying and then add sgh-i900 to the end.

WARNING: Please only use whilst on WIFI. I accept no responsibility for you running up HUGE bills due to large data downloads. Even if you have an “unlimited” add-on, check with your network for their Fair Usage (Vodafone’s is 500mb) as you can quickly exceed it watching TV on your mobile!

The quality isn’t exactly great on a WVGA screen as it’s been built for the Nokia N96. According to beebhack these are the specs.

Access Method: RTSP streaming
Video Codec: H.264
Video Resolution: 320 x 176
Video Bitrate: 128 kbps
Audio Codec: AAC
Audio Bitrate: 64 kbps
Overall Bitrate: 192 kbps

ps if you get a BBC 502 error, don’t worry. Looks like they are playing about with the site themselves. Just try again later.

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Posted by: John

Posted in: News
By December 1, 2008 Read More →

Simpsons take a shot at Apple

image The Simpsons have taken a shot at Apple fanboys this week and it is really worth a watch even if you are an iPhone, iPod or Mac lover. I am not a huge Simpsons fan but this one had me laughing. They substitute Apple for Mapple and Steve Jobs for Steve Mobs we have the clips after the break. Check them out and see what I mean.

Posted in: Phones
By December 1, 2008 Read More →

eXpansys Monday deals!

By now you are probably used to our eXpansys Friday deals slot but rather than have Friday Deals eXpansys decided to move the offers to Monday this week so that you can take full advantage of the VAT decrease on Today.

Monday Deals are only accessible via the links below and are active between 11am and 4pm UK time on Monday 1st December*. Normal pricing will resume at 4pm.

image WowWee Rovio Robot Mobile Webcam, normally £254.99, now £199.99, save £55




image Samsung i300 Windows Phone, normally £69.99, now £59.99, save £10




image TeleAtlas McGuider EU Maps + Siraya Bluetooth GPS Bundle, normally £67.99, now £42.99, save £25




image GlobalSat BU-353 WaterProof USB SiRF Star III GPS Receiver normally £42.99, now £27.99, save £15




image iGo 3500 charges iPods, iPhones + more, normally £19.99, now £9.99, save £10




image invisibleSHIELD Full Body Shield for Apple iPhone 3G, normally £14.99, now £9.99, save £5





*These deals are available on Monday the 1st of December 2008 between 11am and 4pm by following the links above only. Normal pricing will apply outside of these hours. Voucher codes do not apply with these deals. Limited to 2 units per customer, available while stocks last.


Posted by: Matt

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Posted in: Deals & Offers
By December 1, 2008 Read More →

Special offer from

The team at have just thrown together the following HTC Official products for £24.99 giving you a total saving of £15.98

Official HTC International Charger Park – £19.99
Official Car Charger – £14.99
Official 2 Pack 2.8" Screen protector – £5.99

I’m sure you will agree that this is indeed a great bargain and to get one head over to now.

Posted by: John

Posted in: Deals & Offers