Posts From Ben Elliott

Ben Elliott
Ben Elliott

Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above.

‘Change Start Menu Icons’ Available

Tired of your regular, bland and sometimes excruciatingly low-res application icons? Eraser85's 'Change Start Menu Icons' (CSMI) does exactly what it says on the tin. This neat .cab allows you to replace any icon - be it for a folder or for an application - in the Windows Mobile start menu and HTC Sense's quick...

HD Mini Lockscreen Ported to VGA and WVGA Resolutions

Michyprima has been busy in the Software Development forum, working on a port of the redesigned lockscreen from the HD Mini. It's gone from its original HVGA resolution to the more common VGA and WVGA variations. Lockscreen features a simpler, sleeker design than those currently found on Windows Mobile 6.5 devices, and will also show a...

Ubuntu 8.04 Ported to Windows Mobile Devices

Much like with the XDANDROID project, which works on porting Android to much-loved Windows Mobile devices such as the Raphael, Blackstone, Rhodium and Diamond, various members of the forum have been working together to port the complete Ubuntu Linux distro to a range of handsets. This originated with fatsal's port to Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X1, but support...