A Review of the iWalk Extreme Trio 6000 Backup Battery

Once upon a time our gadgets weren’t particularly complicated or vibrant and their batteries used to last for what seemed to be a life time from a single charge. Then tech got smart, connected and colourful and battery management became important, shortly followed by battery anxiety. It’s

Samsung E1270 Phone with £4 Credit .. Just £2.99

There’s many reasons why I shouldn’t want this. You won’t really be able to browse the internet, you won’t get any apps, it’s got no WiFi, no GPS and no camera. This isn’t a smartphone. This perhaps could be a phone for a big night out, a

Blackberry financial results show growth

Remember Blackberry? The business phone maker that got absolutely huge when smartphones got cheap enough for everyone under 18 to own and then went out of fashion with the youths? They’re still around and on Friday their Q4 financial results were announced to the effect that they

Jide Remix Tablet will be made

The Jide Remix tablet that I mentioned the other day will indeed now be made and shipped to the US, EU and for this here writer, most importantly the UK. To celebrate this I want to share a great video done by Brad Linder of Liliputing that

More phones able to run Windows 10 preview soon

Windows 10 is coming for Windows Phones (hence forward to be referred to as Lumia’s in this article) and work appears to be going pretty well. Windows have just announced a raft of new Lumia’s that will be able to run the preview version of the new

Speck cases for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Whilst at MWC I met the guys from Speck, we had a chat about cases, as you’d expect. They asked me what phone I had and what case I used, I pulled out my Note 4 in an Otterbox Defender case and they actually recoiled in horror.

Oxygen OS & CM12 Delayed Say One Plus

On the 18th March I posted an article about fledgling phone manufacturer OnePlus stating that by the 27th of March this year, their very own Oxygen OS would be available and the CM12 update would be available by 30th March, which you can read here. Since the

Acer Liquid Jade S Review

It has been a while since I have done a review of a new phone so when Acer asked me to test the new Jade S I figured I would give it a shot. I had done a small article when the prices were announced a while

Honor 6 available from Clove for £229.99

We should point out right here that this isn’t the Honour 6 Plus you might have seen us looking at during Mobile World Congress. No, this is the slightly lighter version with a 5″ 1080×1920 pixel screen, compared to the 5.5″ on the Plus. That said, there

Alcatel POP C1 – A near throw-away Android smartphone

If you’re tired of having to pay £500, £600 or even £700 for a smartphone, there are options way down at the other end of the scale. This, the Alcatel POP C1, is available on play.com rakuten.co.uk for less than £30 at the moment. Likewise, you can

Podcast 133 – it comes with some sticky tape!

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were Dan and Garry. This weeks topics were HTC and the M9 and M9 Plus, March of the Droids that Dan and I attended last weekend, having a play with the Honor 6+, the

Teen Developers – Patrick Balestra

Amazing that we’ve come to 15 interviews now! That means we’ve been doing this segment for about 30 weeks! As such, the list of new people to interview is slimming down. If you’re interested in an interview for you or someone you know, email me! Thanks! Could

Podcast 133 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan and Garry. This weeks topics should be about the Remix Tablet, the O2 buyout, HTC One M9 reviews going live, Dan and his M9, me and my Doro,

Remix Ultra Tablet on Kickstarter UPDATE

What do you get if you take a Surface 2 and combine it with 3 ex Googlers, determined to make Android productive? The Remix Ultra by Jide is the answer. Today the industrious guys at Jide are looking to release this Tablet to the US market under

BT Mobile 4G Plans launched.

So it begins. The BT MVNO sitting on top of the EE network has revealed prices and more details of their offerings. It’s a sign of things to come, as the new world order seems to dictate that you absolutely must have your TV, home phone, broadband

Less bloat on the Samsung Galaxy S6 brothers?

Ooohh. That bloated feeling. It’s bad enough in your stomach, but when your phone has it and you’ve not even installed anything, it’s bad. Samsung have always received quite a bit of flack for this, but it looks like things have improved somewhat in the S6 devices.

O2 sold. Three owners now have another network to play with.

As expected, O2 is now under new ownership. The people behind Three, Hutchison Whampoa, have now signed the deal to acquire Telefónica’s UK operation – O2 UK. Due diligence is complete and the final purchase price is £10.25 billion (€14 billion). This will be made up of

Amazon – permission much? – opinion

Oh Amazon, what are you up to? Why do you want so much from us? If we say yes, what are we letting ourselves in for? These are some of the thoughts that flew across my mind when my phone wanted to update the Amazon app. Granted,

Hannspree announce a Sports Watch

Hannspree manufacturer Android tablets, TV equipment, monitors, Windows 8 all in one PCs and now a wearable fitness tracker that they are calling the Sports Watch. It looks a lot like a Misfit and the key point is the price. £29.99. This could be quite good…. Key