London to get 5G Mobile Networks by 2020

It’s been reported today that the well known tech guru & London Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged that London will cement its reputation as a ‘Tech Capital’ of the world by pushing ahead with plans to introduce high speed ’5G’ mobile data networks by the year 2020.

World’s cheapest smartphone launched

Priced at an amazing £26 the Karbonn A50S is set to launch in India. The Karbonn A50S features the Android operating system and has access to the Google ecosystem including Gmail and Maps. It also has a touchscreen display, front and rear cameras (no details on megapixels,

Chromecast now available on Vodafone UK

If you’re looking to get the back-of-your-TV dongle that is the Google Chromecast, Vodafone are now offering it up for a mere £25 with their 4G plans. The gadget, which we took a look at in detail here, will let you watch YouTube, NetFlix and iPlayer media

BT Smart Home Cam review

Things must be going well here at Coolsmartphone. People don’t just want to send us phones to review any more, they want to send us security camera kit too. This one is clever (and we agreed to review it) because it works with your smartphone or tablet.

Pay with your phone on the underground

The Tube. It’s the only place where you can firmly plant your nose into someone elses’ armpit without them even flinching. Don’t make eye contact though, and if you do, just hope you don’t turn to look at the window and accidentally re-make eye contact in the

Sky launches new Sky Service app

British Sky Broadcasting, the satellite broadcaster for the United Kingdom have launched another app to compliment their growing suite. The new app, available on iOS and Android gives an easy way to view and manage your account, make changes to things such as Pin number, engineer bookings

We’re giving away a OnePlus One invite, but be quick!

The people behind the OnePlus One are selling the handset through an invite system. This makes it pretty hard to get hold of but you do join an exclusive list of people owning one. We’ve already had a hands-on with the OnePlus One and now we’re giving

Windows Phone Live Lock Screen Beta is now available

Are you one of those lucky people who are running Windows Phone 8.1? Do you fancy a new style lockscreen? Well today is your lucky day. Microsoft have finally released that fancy lockscreen that they showed off a while back. And it’s rather nice. Want to truly

More cheap Android tablets, even Bush are at it

It’s Friday, it’s sunny, so let’s have some hot deals for the weekend shall we eh? This is the Bush MyTablet, which is exclusive to Argos in either silver or pink. Both have 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and run on a 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU. The

How we got hacked, and how we fixed it.

It’s not often that you’ll see the owner of a website saying this. It’s even more rare to see that person explaining what happened or going into detail about how the site got compromised and what steps were taken to rectify the situation. However, I wished an

Has the Lumia 930 had its chips?

I’m honestly not sure where to start with this one. Yes, I could throw in a large amount of potato-puns, but to be honest I’m trying to pick myself up after seeing the picture associated with this story. The idea and PR stunt itself is a great

Explore feature added to Google Maps

Google is rolling out a new feature in Google Maps with “Explore”. Once updated you’ll notice a small location pin button in the bottom right next to the location button — tap it, and you’ll be taken into the new Explore interface with information tailored to your

The HTC One (M8) Launches in Red and Pink

The HTC One (M8) is one of the most popular flagship Android devices that has been launched this year, and today HTC have announced that the device will be released shortly in 2 new colours Red & Pink. Both new colour variants retain the brushed metal, curved

Images of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha leak out

Rumours, leaks and people’s imagination are what fill the gaps between new phones being announced these days. Not a week goes by without speculation about a forthcoming Samsung device. The rumours surrounding the metallic Galaxy F or Galaxy Alpha have been kicking around for a while now

Vodafone Smart 4 Power now available to buy

This is a device that we talked about only recently and runs Android KitKat. It’s 4G ready and you can now actually go out and buy the thing too – it’s priced up at £175 on Vodafone Pay as you go, or from free on a £26.50 Vodafone

UK Moto G getting KitKat 4.4.4 with added features

Are you the owner of the universally liked Moto G handset ? If so it looks like this your lucky day. The latest update to the Android OS – KitKat 4.4.4 – is rolling out to devices. The KitKat update has mainly been patches and bug fixes,

Microsoft announce the Lumia 530

The Lumia range is stretches right across a wide price range, with many budget entry level devices being available. The Lumia 520 was the most successful Windows Phone ever and Microsoft/Nokia will be hoping the latest addition to their portfolio will share a similar success. This new

Can a smartphone really make you fitter? A look at My Fitness Pal

Smartphones are becoming an integral part of our life, and the phrase companion is frequently used to to describe how we interact with them. The barrier between what a phone can and can’t do is reducing all the time as apps and technology becomes more sophisticated, and

Vodafone launch notspot squashing campaign

Hey. Are you living in the middle of no-where? Have you got a choppy signal or, even worse, no signal at all? Vodafone want to talk to you. They’re looking for mobile “notspots” and are giving the opportunity for 100 rural communities to get piped up to

OnePlus One – First Impressions

OnePlus – the newbie Android manufacturer with the ‘Never Settle’ motto, the incomprehensible marketing  strategy and the very hard to get hold of smartphone The One. The black ‘Sandstone’ 64gb version  was delivered just five minutes before I left the house for an away visit which involved

O2 launch a data new roaming offer

It looks like O2 are about to join other networks in launching a roaming plan to help cut down your holiday horrors. Pay monthly customers will soon be able to get as much data as they need whilst abroad in Europe for a mere £1.99 per day.

My Kronoz smartwatch – A cheaper alternative

It’s not quite the full-on Android Wear watch you’d expect, but it is somewhere quite close. This, the Kronz watch, will let you take and reject calls from your smartphone and it’ll also alert you when your phone is out of range so that you don’t forget

Fields of Battle – Paintball without the Pain

Fields of Battle is a FPS with a slight twist, rather then being a simulation of modern warfare of a historic battlefield it’s a simulation of everyone’s favourite ‘knee deep in mud’ pass time activity – Paintball. Paintball has always enjoyed immense popularity, combining pseudo battle tactics,

Microsoft’s WP8.1 Lock Screen on its way

When Microsoft took the wraps off Windows Phone 8.1 back in May one of the most anticipated features was the new lock screen app. To the dismay of many, when WP8.1 was released this feature was noticeably absent. Several months on Joe Belfiore, the head of the Windows

Nokia McLaren hits the scrapheap

Windows Phone currently suffers from two intractable problems. The first is the oft cited ‘apps gap’. The second, I would argue, is far more important: it is the limited range of handsets available.  For those wanting a top spec phone, choices are effectively limited to the year old Lumia