Lumia 830 released today

  The first pre-orders for the Lumia 830 are being despatched today.  Last week we detailed some of the prices for the phone, but for anyone looking to purchase it the best deal at the moment is with, wait for it, Woolworths.  Yes, the long forgotten face

The future’s bright – the future’s .. O2?

Parties, foreign travel and stacks of free phones. That’s what you get if you work in the mobile industry. It’s just non-stop craziness for us here at Coolsmartphone Towers too, and when we’re not on a first class flight to New York, we’re sipping champagne with Beyoncé

Need more data on EE SIM only? Good luck!

EE recently updated their SIM only contracts giving more data for a limited time, the highest being 10GB a month which is still way short of the 20GB and 50GB options with a 2 year contract. Whilst adding more data is good for everyone, we have just

Chanbara Samurai – Vent some frustration retro-style

We get sent thousands of apps to look at each month. Our inbox is positively bulging but, for reasons we still can’t quite comprehend, this random fighting game has tickled us in some special places. Not only does this free Nintendo-style sword battle action game make us

Oi! Oi! Saveloy! Become a DJ on the bus

I’ve just found a rather fantastic app. It’s one that popped up on the “Recommended” listings on Google Play and I just had to write about it here. This year, if you went to Ibiza, you may have noticed a few things about the DJs. Gone are

Podcast 112 – Ask us a question

Tonight we will be recording our podcast and to help us out each week with topics we get you the listeners to ask us some questions. Which we’ll include in the show later on. Be it about our thoughts on the bendy iPhone, the Sony Xperia Z3

The new Moto G gets an update to add Google Now

The new Motorola Moto G arrived in the shadow of the fancy new Moto X, not much time was spent telling us about the successor to what was possibly one of the most exciting Android devices of recent times. Well I’ve got one of the new ones

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pricing and availability

What are you doing on October 17th? Fancy getting yourself a Galaxy Note 4? We’ve just found out that it’ll cost £629 SIM free from Samsung direct. The Edge will be out in the UK soon after, but if that pricing is a bit too rich for

Living with the Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a phone my wife recently upgraded to. She was initially going to go for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha but hey, there’s no explaining the mind of a woman. Anyhow, although she went with Vodafone in the end she could’ve gone with O2,

A different sort of background

If Android is your OS of choice and you’re constantly looking at new ways to personalise your phone, give Transparent Wallpaper a try. It’ll effectively turn your screen into a pane of glass, with your icons, apps and folders hovering over whatever you’re looking at. It’s free

More 4G! MORE!

Yes, it’s the regular 4G update from who else, but EE. Today is October 1st, so with the dark nights hitting us, it’s time to get some speedy t’internet on our phones so that we have something to do on the cold bus ride home. Coverage now

Further evidence that some people are mental

Let’s just bring you up to speed with the whole iPhone business shall we? In shock news to the intellectually challenged, it turns out that if you don’t take care of things, they can break. iPhone 6 Plus owners were surprised that, after jamming their thin, expensive

Noting but love

Every now and again, things catch you by surprise and there’s note a damned thing you can do about it. Take the new ad for the Note 4 for instance. Hot on the heels of #gapgate, Samsung have posted up an ad which tickled me pink. It’s

The Motorola Nexus 6 seems to be a thing

Rumours fly around about the next iteration of the big name devices. Be it an iPhone, a Nokia Lumia, a Sony Xperia and yes of course the Nexus devices. This year is no different, but they seem to have gone a little too far this time. Android

Windows Phone on the cheap from a company we’ve never heard of

Budget Windows phones have previously performed pretty well for Microsoft and now there’s a phone company called “BLU” selling cheap Windows Phone devices (or Windows phones as I guess we have to call them now) on Amazon. The first device is called the “Win HD” and has

Key points about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is going to be an absolute beast of a phone. I for one am toying with the idea of getting one and seeing infographics like this from Samsung aren’t helping me. Source – Samsung

Mobiles cleared for use on airplanes

Everyone knows the drill by now, you board an airplane and you get a safety message asking you to ensure your seat is upright, trays up, luggage safely stowed and to switch off all electrical devices including mobile phones (or at least put them in flight mode).

Podcast 111 – All things Sony

Welcome to the latest installment of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week was Garry and our topics this week revolved around the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, Z3 Compact Tablet and the normal Z3, small phones, waterproof phones, innovation, modular phones, bendy iphones, dodgy software updates, a

My coverage of Bart’s Bash 2014

Well the event is done and now it’s time to review how the event went and how once again mobile tech helped me during the event. As those of you who read my previous article will know I was planning on covering the event for the site

Pocket-Casts web based podcast player now in beta.

I absolutely love the PocketCasts app, I must use everyday and I have installed it on every device I own both iOS and Android, to be honest it’s one of the few app’s I can’t do without. If you don’t know what PocketCasts is, it’s a podcast