Wednesday, 8 April 2009


This will be the last post here.

I've got a new phone, and, after many years i've left Sony Ericsson.

I've got a lovely new HTC Touch Pro now, and you can read about it at my new blog: HTC Touch Pro Blog

Friday, 21 November 2008

New internet browser for UIQ - Ozone

Spotted on another blog, i've just downloaded and installed the alpha of "Ozone".
This is another new browser for UIQ. Given that the built in one sometimes seems pretty clunky I have given this a try and I'll post back when I've had a proper play with it.

For now, the main features are:

* Touch screen control
* Zooming and panning by finger
* Multiple windows
* Pop-up blocking
* Auto-comple URL editing
* Desktop/mobile mode switch
* Netscape scriptable plugin
* HTML5 client-side database support

And more: high performance disk caching, fast image decoding, favorite icons, bookmark management and advanced HTML, CSS and JavaScript (SquirrelFish) support.

Sounds good? You can find it here

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Sony Ericsson announce Xperia X1 release date

Today, Sony Ericsson have announced the release date for their forthcoming Windows Mobile based handset, the Xperia X1.

On first glance this looks promising - we'll have to wait and see if their interface design is any good or not though.

Announcement details here: Xperia X1 Release Date

And the official page for the handset is here: Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Wall-e theme now available for P1!

My latest P1i theme, based around Pixar's Wall-E character is now available. Featuring wall-e himself, and Eve, this blue-based theme has a clean design, and even features the Buy N Large logo for the "back" button!

Visit the site now, and download your FREE wall-e mobile phone theme!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

New theme on it's way!

I'm working on a new theme, this time based on Wall-e, the loveable robot from Pixars new film of the same title.

Initially it'll be a UIQ theme for the P1, but if I get a few requests for a specific handset I might create a theme accordingly. So post a comment and let me know!

It's still a work in progress, but keep your eye on the puffle website so when it's finished you can get your FREE wall-e mobile phone theme!

Friday, 16 May 2008

New FREE P1i Theme uploaded!

I've uploaded a new theme to the puffle site. This one is titled "GreenLeaf" and has a nice spring/summer feel to it. Visit the Free mobile phone themes page at puffle and try it now!

Friday, 2 May 2008

Walkman 3 player on the P1

The UIQ Evangelist has reported that the Walkman 3 player is now able to be put onto the P1 thanks to the hard work of some very clever folk.

I won't repeat the isntructions here, as there are already some decent tutorials out there - first off, you need to download the files that make up the Walkman player: Walkman 3 files. Next, you need to enable access to the system files on the phone. This requires you to install Python on to your PC along with the Sony Ericsson smartphone suite. Links to both, and an excellent tutorial on the process are here: UIQ 3 hacking page.

Once you've enabled access on the phone, copy the walkman files to the memory card (I just created a folder within "Other", then use Swiss Manager to copy the four folders to the C: drive on the phone. It prompts to overwrite the folders - jsut say yes, as you're actually adding new files, not overwriting existing ones. Once done, reboot the phone, and the Walkman player is in the application list (I made a shortcut on the desktop to it, replacing the one I had for the built in music player).

So what does the new player offer? Functionality wise, not much... it will organise music a little better into artist/album and so on, and you can also tab albums or individual songs with "moods". This means when you're "happy" you can get it just to play through all your happy songs! The best part though is the visualisations. The screens flow nicely from one to another with some transitions, and the backgrounds are animated with items flying across behind the actual text and information. Search YouTube for some videos showing this.

All in all, a recommended mod - you don't junk the existing player so it's fairly safe to do, although bear in mind you are putting files into the system folders on the phone so take care to follow all the instructions carefully. Enjoy!