The Phones Show – No.124


The latest ‘Phones Show’ No.124 from Steve Litchfield is out now and in this episode, features two Android Smartphones, the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro and the Orange San Francisco.
Published from my iPhone 4.

Orange & T-Mobile Merger


With the, now old announcement that the two UK Cellular network operators Orange and T-Mobile are merging. Apparently, if you’re a contract customer with either Orange or T-Mobile, you can register with them, so that when you roam out of say an Orange zone, your mobile connection will hop over to a T-Mobile zone and visa versa. Which means that effectively Orange and T-Mobile customers should get a combined better mobile coverage, bouncing off of each other.

The Phones Show Chat Forum


Forum for Phones Show Chat and Phones Show listeners and viewers.


Cheap data via a Blackberry


I recently listened to some interesting news courtesy of the Phone Show Chat (audio podcast) about a very cheap way of getting online with data on a Blackberry. Blackberry’s very popular BIS (Blackberry Internet Service) can be used on an unlocked Blackberry, with a ‘new’ T-Mobile SIM. Then top up the PAYG SIM with £20 and text ‘6 month BB’ to 441; after a few hours the service will be live with 1GB data/month for 6 months!!! 🙂 🙂 Apparently this service isn’t promoted/publicised as such; the offer sounds too good to be true. A similar service is offered from Orange. You can use your Blackberry as a modem when connected to your laptop using Teather Berry; however watch the volume of your data usage! Connecting a desktop/laptop PC via a mobile/smartphone EATS data bigtime.

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! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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!!!).

Orange Wednesdays for iPhone/iPod Touch – Part.3


The next part of ‘Orange Wednesdays’ Cinemas gives two listings:
1) Closest to me now – in my test it gave 7 cinemas with 11 miles but obviously will vary where you are located in the UK;
2) Closest to postcode.
When a cinema is selected, it gives you:
a) the full address;
b) show on map, by postcode;
c) save as my favourite cinema and
d) films showing list week.
Oh and you can search for cinemas in this part too.