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The Phones Show Chat


Two more of the great chat show podcasts are now available from Steve Litchfield & Co.
Phones Show Chat 58 – covers the Nokia N8, Acer Stream, the Nokia X3 and much more.
Phones Show Chat 59 – covers the Nokia X3, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini-Pro, Google Nexus One, the Nokia N8 and much more.
These great podcasts are a highly recommended way of keeping up to speed with the latest smartphones and gadgets. They’re interesting, fun and informative 🙂 🙂 🙂

The Phone Show (Video) & Phone Chat (Audio)


I’ve known Steve Litchfield for what must be about 18 years! Since he soon become one of the biggest names amongst Psion Palmtop enthusiasts. Steve these days produces some really great video and audio shows covering reviews etc on a wide range of smartphones; accompanied by Tim Salmon and a group number of other contributors.

The Phone Show (Video)
Programme: 122, 07/10/10 – Nokia N8, Motorola Flipout.
Programme: 121, 22/09/10 – New phones galore, Android v Symbian… the real world.
Programme: 120, 11/09/10 – The Top 5 720p-shooting smartphones, Nokia E5.

Note – many more great, informative and interesting video podcasts are available from

The Phone Show (Audio Chat)
Chat No. 57, 04/10/10 – Nokia N8 (Symbian), HTC Desire (Android) and more…
Chat No. 56, 27/09/10 – Nokia E63, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Flipout, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini and more…
Chat No. 55, 20/09/10 – Nokia E7, Kev abandons the iPhone 4! and more….

Note – more many great, informative and interesting audio podcasts are available from

Highly recommended! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Palmtopman’s New Gadget… the iPhone 4


We’ll, I’m now to declare that I’ve surcome to using what everyone else is using…. an iPhone! I’ve given up with fiddly keys on my old Nokia E71 and before that on my Blackberry 8820 and have given in to ‘touch screen’ technology. I am still going to pursue a bluetooth keyboard for taking notes during meetings etc; watch this blog!
Although there have been some bad media reports about signal strength on the iPhone 4; I have no complaints yet and as far as GPS goes, am very impressed at the sensitivity of the GPS reciever and speed at which it locks on to those amazing satellites way up in outer space.
Expect many more blogs from me about the world of iPhone. Just sorry that I’ve stopped playing with my other loves of Symbian, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Android & Palm devices. At least I’ve chosen one of the biggest, most popular devices.
So for starters, what am I currently using my iPhone for? Sync with Microsoft Office Calendar, Contacts & Notes, FileViewer (for Word, Excel, Images), Multiple Email Accounts, SatNav with CoPilot & Google Maps, London Underground, VoIP with Skype, Facebook, Camera/Video, Weather Forecasts, BBC News, Voice Memos, Speed Camera Alerts, ToDo (E.g. Task Management), Text/Multi-Media Messages, Conversions, MSN Messenger, Blogging. Well I have been a PDA/Smartphone user for 21yrs! Yes really, having started with those dear old dinosaurs, the Psion 🙂

iPhone OS Upgrade


OS 4.1 is now available from iTunes.

Symbian S60 5th Edition – Select/Copy/Cut/Paste


If you start to use your Symbian S60 5th edition smartphone for data entry in a variety of applications (e.g. Notes, Messaging, Calendar etc), there is a very useful way of working with text amongst a variety of applications in a variety of situations.

Here are a few suggestions of when you might use Select, Copy, Cut & Paste.

  • Scenario 1 – You might receive a text message or email with some text that you would like to copy & paste into a new ‘Note’.
    a) With the message open, select the text/email with your finger/stylus, the command ‘Copy’ will pop up, tap on it, you see the statement: “Text copied to clipboard”. 
    b) Press the menu button and open the ‘Note’ application, select ‘Options’, then ‘New note’, then ‘Options, then ‘Editing options’ and Paste.
  • Scenario 2 – You might have some text in a ‘Note’ that you would like to copy & paste into a text message or email to somebody.
  • Scenario 3 – You might want to send a phone number, email address, website address or postal address from your contacts to somebody. Open the contact, select the text, copy it, open a new text/email and paste the text into it.

Copy / Cut / Paste – is a VERY useful facility, it is selected from the menu (e.g. tap on the screen button with three horizontal lines, between the green tick and ‘abc’).

Need some help with a Palmtop or Smartphone device?


I’ve been using Palmtop Computers and more recently Mobile Smartphones for 21 years now! Supporting users of: Symbian Smartphones, Psion Palmtops, Palm, Blackberry, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile, iPhone & iPod Touch and Android devices, otherwise known as PDAs, oh AND the great new PsiXpda UMPC with:

  • Transfer of data from old PDAs (E.g. Psion, Palm, Pocket PC etc) to new PDAs (E.g. iPhone, Blackberry etc);
  • Synchronisation of PDA data (Calendar, Contacts, Tasks & Notes) with PC software (E.g. Microsoft Outlook);
  • Back Up of data on to PC/Mac or memory card;
  • Configuration of email;
  • Advice on upgrade options and
  • MORE! (BUT, PLEASE NOTE – I don’t sell PDAs/Smartphones OR repair them)

Look no further, you won’t be dissapointed! get in touch with Ozzie on +44 (0)7889 374086 or via an email to ozziehallosman [at] btinternet [dot] com, also see I trust you can understand my email address (to avoid spamming software!!!).