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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 πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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,Β 22/09/10 – New phones galore, Android v Symbian… the real world.
Programme: 120,Β 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 –Β Nokia E7, Kev abandons the iPhone 4! and more….

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

Highly recommended! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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,Β Blogging. Well I have been a PDA/Smartphone user for 21yrs! Yes really, having started with those dear old dinosaurs, the Psion πŸ™‚

Windows Vista ‘Skype’ Gadget… that works!


I don’t generally blog about Windows PC stuff but thought this worth sharing with you. I’m not a fan of Windows Vista but have started using one of my laptops again and was initially dissapointed that the onboard Skype Gadget didn’t work 😦 Then after a search on good old Google, I found v.1.4 of the gadget that does work! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ SeeΒ Β Oh BTW you can catch me on Skype under the name Palmtopman, well it had to be….

Skype on Symbian S60 5th Ed.


Skype, the very popular VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) internet telephone/text tool has been available for a while free from and is now available free from the online Ovi Store. It just confirms the worldwide popularity of Skype when you’re online on a PC to see in excess of 15,000,000 Skype users online; actually at the time of writing this blog, I’ve seen 20,794,949 online!
Since I’ve used Skype online via 3G from ‘3’ on my Nokia N97 Mini, I’ve found connection to be stable especially when travelling. Skype is a particularly useful method of communication as calls are free and won’t use up an adverse amount of your data allowance from your home/work broadband or mobile 3G contract. Most data users on their mobile smartphones luckily get (if they ask for it) from 250MB-1GB/month. I particularly get 1GB/month (along with adequate talk time and a load of texts) for a mere Β£15/month from ‘3’! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚