HTC announce the One M8 with Windows

Yes Windows Phone fans the day has arrived, the day that a new viable alternative to a Nokia arrived on the scene and it’s made by HTC. In a move that has been leaked and discussed at length they’ve basically took the HTC One M8 and installed

The Sony M2 Aqua will be exclusive to Vodafone on launch

Earlier on today we posted details about the newly announced Sony Xperia M2 Aqua. Shortly after this Vodafone tweeted that it would be exclusive to them. So if you fancy one you may have to go to Vodafone or just wait a while. Source – Vodafone

Google’s new music streaming service, YouTube Music Key.

Google’s Play Music All Access music service is rumoured to be changing things up in a big way. According to Android Police, Google’s new music streaming service will be called YouTube Music Key, offering content from Google Play All Access, as well as from YouTube Music Key.

Sony announce the M2 aqua

Sony today have announced a new phone the M2 Aqua. No, this isn’t just a different colour version of the M2, but rather a waterproof version of the mid-range M2 handset.   Spec wise the new M2 Aqua is the same as the M2, a decent mid-range

Microsoft announce availability of the Nokia Lumia 530

The Nokia Lumia 530 will be the lowest spec and cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 available and it’s going to be available soon. For some reason I’m a little bit excited. Spec wise it is predictably basic. - Processor type: Quad-core 1.2GHz. - Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 200.

A look at the Sky Sports Mobile TV App for Smartphones

It’s the start of a new football season and many people will be looking for a way to watch Sky Sports on their Smartphones. Sky have provided access to their Sky Go App for a while, which allows Sky Digital customers to watch live sky streams on

HTC announce the Butterfly 2

HTC have a wide range of devices available worldwide, not all of them are available to us here in the UK. Which is a shame as the HTC Butterfly that they released last year was a bit of a looker. This year they’ve gone and announced its

Note 4 clone revealed.

Can’t wait to get your hands on Samsung’s latest flagship device the Galaxy Note 4, at IFA in Berlin, in a couple of weeks. Well,if you don’t mind using a cheap knock-off of the phablet, Goophone has you covered.The company has already listed its Galaxy Note 4

Sharp Aquos Crystal the first truly bezel-free smartphone?

Now I’ve got to admit it had been some time since I’ve laid eyes on a phone made by Sharp, and that was a feature phone nothing in the current crop of smartphones. Now Sharp has unveiled a new smartphone, with a truly bezel-free design. The Sharp

Info about the Motorola Moto S starts to appear

Rumours about Motorola and their next line of devices are all over the Internet at the moment, we’ve heard about the Moto X+1, the Moto G2 and also the potential Nexus device codenamed Shamu. Well a photo of the screen protector Motorola devices ship with has appeared

Grab the LG G2 Mini for £159

Back in March we had a look at the LG G2 mini which you can view here and as you know us here at Coolsmartphone love a good bargain. Well over at UK Hot deals there is a deal where you can grab the LG G2 mini

Podcast 105 — so that’s the premium version then is it?

Welcome to another episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this was John. This weeks topics were about John and his use of a Google Chromecast on iOS, my various comparison articles this week, the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha, EE charging you to queue jump, the iPhone

Samsung Note 4 specs leak

The Note 4 is set to be announced on Wednesday 3rd September but it seems the complete specs have already leaked, which does somewhat spoil the surprise. Indonesian retailer Erafone accidentally put up a product page for the Note 4 with full specs, before swiftly taking it down

EE in hot water over Priority Answer service

You know that new service that EE have started offering everyone but their pay and go customers? Yeah, the one where you pay 50p to queue jump. Well, it has landed them in some hot water on social media channels. #EE is just the RyanAir of mobile

Huawei EMUI 3.0 sneak peek

Huawei have sent us a little sneak peek of what the next version of their EMUI software will look like, due to appear on their next phone the Glory 6. The answer is circular. The picture above shows two screen grabs from the clock with a circular

The end of your totally disconnected holiday

I’m on holiday at the moment, but the temptation to check email and Facebook is just too much for some. Where I am, there’s sadly no free roaming from the likes of Three so you either have incredibly expensive data roaming or the hunt for free Wi-Fi.

How well does Chromecast work on the iPhone?

Google Chromecast is a cost effective way of projecting your small screen on line media from your Smartphone to your big screen TV. Developed by Google, there is a natural assumption that Chromecast has a better affinity to Android devices then with other mobile OS’s. However, the

Teen Developers – Douglas Bumby

Douglas Bumby is a 16 year-old situated in Vancouver, Canada. He has a fascination with fonts, user interfaces and cleanly-written code. This week I sat down to ask him about how he got started and attending WWDC 2014. To start, I’d like to ask you how you got

Cubot S308 down in price

I know you may not be aware of Cubot, but this particular device comes from the same people who shipped my Samsung Galaxy S4 clone out. Coming all the way from China direct, the CUBOT S308 on 58% off at $157. It’s definitely sitting in the phablet camp, with

Samsung Galaxy Alpha coming to Vodafone

Yesterday we reported the news that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be available on the Three and EE networks. Today Vodafone have also confirmed that the Galaxy Alpha is also going to available to their customers in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold and Sleek Silver colours. Featuring

OnePlus Oppo LG and Sony flagship comparison

In the mobile industry the word “flagship” is banded around a lot, it refers to any manufacturers current top end device. With every company out there having one it’s often hard to decide which one you want for yourself. I’m lucky enough to have a few of

Samsung announce the “premium” Galaxy Alpha

A premium version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been rumoured for ages now, with images getting leaked and leaked and leaked over the last few weeks too. Samsung have decided that now is the time to finally announce it, no big event and certainly no tap

Samsung Galaxy Alpha coming to Three and EE

Samsung have announced the Galaxy Alpha this morning ahead of the IFA conference in September. This has been a surprise to many, but Three and EE have rushed out the news they are bringing this new device to their networks. The Alpha has been expected for a

Hannspree unveil their latest Android all in one offering

Hannspree have been making monitors, televisions and Android tablets for years now, so it makes sense to combine some of those products and make an Android all in one device. This latest one is a 23″ touchscreen running Android along with a whole host of other connectivity