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Tuesday 22/10/2002So Sendo's launching its brand new Z100 Microsoft-powered Smartphone, and much to my sceptical heart's surprise I actually warm to the thing. It's nice and light, very colourful, easy to use and has lots of potential.

Tuesday 22/10/2002
So Sendo's launching its brand new Z100 Microsoft-powered Smartphone, and much to my sceptical heart's surprise I actually warm to the thing. It's nice and light, very colourful, easy to use and has lots of potential. It crashes a lot too, but then this is a beta. One of the best things about it, to an inveterate hacker such as myself, is that once you hook it up to a PC and sync to it you can start poking around with its constituent files. Lots of what the phone does is in XML files, just aching for a bit of text editing -- and here are the ring tones as Midi and .WAV files. I spend a goodly part of the short time allocated to writing a review of the thing just downloading odd noises for rings, text messages, incoming emails and so on. It's justifiable, I think, as each time I throw a new file into the phone it reacts in a different and unpredictable manner. This opens a whole new gamut of annoyances for the noxious traveller. No longer are you limited to irksome techno tunes picked out in bleepy-bleepy, but the whole corpus of music can be raided for your ring-tone needs. Is the finale of the 1812 overture better than Ride of the Valkyries? Is the Penguin Caf