A Huawei Android Wear watch appears

Huawei haven’t really made any inroads into the wearable market, bar a fitness band we haven’t seen any hint of a watch. That’s about to change, an advert has cropped up online that shows an Android Wear device on a man in a suit, he’s no doubt

KnowRoaming on test – Cut your roaming costs dramatically

Picture the scene. You’re about to go abroad. You’ve got your passport, you’ve booked the hotel and the flight. What about your phone? Unless you’re lucky enough to be using a network like Three and going to one of the countries in their Feel At Home plan,

Top apps to keeping your finger on the pulse of sports news

After reading Leighs problems with his TV (it had an unfortunate collision with a Nintendo Wii controller), I noticed that it would ruin his yearly get-together watching the Cheltenham Festival. Hopefully he’ll have a new TV sorted by then, but if you’re into your horse racing you’ll

I feel the need, the need for speed

You may remember how EE signed a 6 year deal to push the latest tech into the Wembley stadium. EE will be bathing the stadium in enhanced 4G, fast WiFi and NFC mobile payments. Of late though, they’ve gone a bit nuts with their speed trials. Using

What’s in my bag (James) – MWC 2015

The time has finally come, I’m due on a plane tomorrow heading to Barcelona. Yes it’s finally my turn to go to MWC. Somewhat naively I’ve packed a lot of stuff, I’ve got a couple of bags full of gadgets to help capture the excitement of the

MWC – A new range of tough smartphones from the Energizer brand

Information is a little thin on the ground but MWC will see a new range of smartphones sold under the Energizer brand. Energizer have long sold chargers, cases, cables and wireless charging solutions. Now they’ll be offering smartphones too. Four new products, distributed by Avenir Telecom, will

Podcast 129 – MWC preview

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week was Ian. This weeks topics revolved around MWC, Pebble and their new watch, Ian and his Huawei Ascend G7, me and a new Nexus 5, the amazing S-Pen functionality of the Galaxy Note 4, lots

Vodafone offer up the LG G Flex2 with free G Watch R

Hello, what’s this then? The hot new LG G Flex2, on Vodafone with a G Watch R chucked in too? For £44.50 per month? Ohh, I’ll have a bit of that thank-you. Feeling a bit like a bendy LG G2, this has a 5.5″ screen and runs

MWC – Acer gives a quick glimpse behind the Barcelona curtain

With just days to go until Mobile World Congress, various phone manufacturers are either trying to hold back leaks or tease you about upcoming products. Acer is currently in the latter camp, and have just posted this … Above it is confirmation that we’re going to see

Podcast 129 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Ian, topics this week will hopefully be about MWC, what we’ve all been up to this week, Pebble Time and Ian and his Huawei Ascend G7. To listen in

Artelac eye-care review

We must be doing something right. I don’t know quite what it is, but we must be doing it right. No longer are we just reviewing smartphones, we’re now reviewing eye drops. Yes, eye drops. Stay with me, because you’re looking at the problem right now. Screens.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pictures leak

See folks, it’s not just me putting brand-new phones face-down on the floor to take shots. These images of the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have just leaked out over at xda-developers. A member called graaler, who doesn’t appear to have posted anything else, has

MWC – Xperia M4 Aqua leaks

It seems that Sony has loosened the grip it had on its information about upcoming products at MWC 2015. Just a day after the Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra leaked on their own app, we now have another one from internal documents. The Xperia M4 Aqua is due

Drivers now browsing social media at the wheel too

People will do things they’re not supposed to sometimes. It’s a fact. We get told not to do something but there’s always going to be a certain majority that’ll go ahead and do it anyway. Don’t drive in the centre lane of a motorway when the lane

MWC – LG G Flex2 availability. Not long to wait

If you want the LG G Flex2 then get your wallet ready, it’s not too far away. LG have been in touch with us to state that Sprint in the USA will be getting the handset first, and then Europe and Asia shortly after. In the UK

Pebble and Windows Phone

The reaction to the announcement of the Pebble Time has been nothing short of amazing. Support has far exceeded the expected financial target and even amongst those who write for this site, a generally unexcitable bunch, there has been widespread enthusiasm and buzz (evident in the number

MWC – Moto E updated and available now

Morning Coolsmartphoners. Hope you’re all well. We’re just about to board our private jet to Barcelona so that we can be all over that Mobile World Congress thing. It’s going to be huge, and already there’s the likes of Motorola trying to jump the gun with limelight-grabbing

Teen Developers – Rohan Kapur

My apologies for our last interview, as it came out a little later than we were hoping. You may’ve noticed it wasn’t posted by me; Life’s had me busy, but I’m sure this week’s interview will make up for it! So my thanks to Rohan for such

MWC – HTC Announce exclusive new handset

Yes, the moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The new HTC handset has been announced just ahead of Mobile World Congress. It is…. the…. HTC One M8 again. Ahhh… This isn’t the handset expected to launch on Sunday and is instead an existing HTC

Bacon dropped from the sky for EE TV ad

Tonight, during the Brit Awards, you’ll be seeing Mr Kevin Bacon turning up at the home of two “reality TV stars” that I’ve quite frankly never heard of. EE, which looks set to become BT pretty soon, are pushing their BT YouView EE TV system, which is