Honor 5C – Picture special

The Honor handsets are helping to cause problems for Android manufacturers wanting to price their phones highly. As part of Huawei, the Honor handsets deliver all the Huawei technology but at a crazily competitive price. This is the Honor 5C. A phone you can buy for £149.99

Colin McRae Rally – Just 10p

Fancy a bit of nostalgia? Yeah you do. How about a classic rally game, packed with all those brilliant cars that you probably still see boy racers driving around in today? Colin McCray Rally has got the graphics, the gameplay and the foot-down fun. Plus, as I type,

EE offers up BT Sport to mobile customers

Building on their previous offer, EE are now making it even easier to get your sport fix. Customers on pay monthly plans can now just text “SPORT” to 150 to get six months of free access to the BT Sport App. Once you’ve got that, you can

Argos announce a Bush smartphone. Yes. Bush.

I’m proper tired after that whole cycling thing, so I’m disconnecting the mouth / brain filter for a moment. See, for me if you say “Bush” I think of this… Bush hasn’t always screamed “quality” for me. Back in the day I had a Bush stereo and

OnePlus3 soon available in Gold

There is no denying it OnePlus have definitely hit their mark on the fourth attempt at a phone. This time they promised a flagship killer and according to most reviews (including rather excellent one that can be read here), they nailed it. If there was a fly in ointment

Jide brings Marshmallow sweetness to Remix OS

We here at Coolsmartphone towers are big fans of Jide and their Remix OS. For those that have only just come across this, this is a desktop-friendly Android OS with windows and toolbars providing a full desktop experience. It is one of a number of Android x86

BlackBerry announce their second Android device

BlackBerry, one of the past greats of smartphones, have just announced the DTEK50. This will be their second device running Android after the (also appallingly named) Priv. The Priv was a first for the company – it was the first to run Android rather than its proprietary BB10. Whilst

Three launches the bare Essentials

Going abroad is great. Using your phone as a hotspot is great too. However, if you don’t want to use your phone on holiday and don’t often turn it into a portable WiFi hotspot, there’s no real need for you to have a chunky plan which includes

Charity update

Hello all, hope you’re well. For the last few days I’ve been up on the Lake District. Not for a holiday, but for a rather grueling bike ride up 30% hills and a lot of very rugged mountains. It was a combined 20,000 foot climb in wind

Amazon Fire tablets updated to Fire OS 5.3.1

The Amazon Fire tablet range is being updated to Fire OS 5.3.1. This release of Amazon’s Android based distribution adds some new features to the Fire tablets and adds the On Deck feature to older fourth generation Fire tablets. There is now an option for encryption of

Japan to stop making VCR machines.

According to Japanese Newspaper “The Nikei”  the end of July will see the last videocassette recorder (VCR) being produced. To be honest I though that production had already halted, but amazingly last year Funai Electri (which has been producing machines for the last 33 years) sold 750,000

Superbook – making your Chromebook redundant since July 2016

We have long been dreaming of the ability to make your Android phone more productive here at Coolsmartphone Towers. Today that dream came a bit closer to reality with a Kickstarter project called SuperBook, from the team behind Andronium OS. Here is a video of what it

Corning announce Gorilla Glass 5

Following on from, (what I always though strangely named) Gorilla Glass 4, Corning has officially announced Gorilla Glass 5. The company states that this latest generation of its strengthened glass will survive up to four times better than competing glass designs.  Corning says that in tests the new Gorilla Glass 5

EE goes half price on Juice

It’s that time of year when every PR agency up and down the land is trying desperately to link their thing with Pokemon Go. Today it’s EE, who are dropping the price of their Juice Power Tube to half price in EE stores as people “continue their

Argos to stock Anywhere SIM

Are you sick of coming up against a mobile signal black spot (first world problems and all that)? Take my house for instance, upstairs I get a 4G signal giving 40Mbps download speeds, go downstairs Nothing,  Nada. Well this is where Anywhere SIM may be the answer.

Skype. Remember that Windows Phone users?

Quite a few people I know used to use Skype. It’s a great app and you can do all that video calling business, but WhatsApp appears to have taken over the world. We’re organising the charity bike ride (please do donate, we could do with an extra

VR on the iPhone with the Amir VR Glasses

When it comes to mobile VR, Android based devices such as Gear VR have grabbed most of the attention recently. As regular readers and listeners of the Coolsmartphone podcast will know my devices of choice are iOS based, so I was keen to see if there was a

Mini Nintendo!

We keep getting this stock image. I’ve perhaps been looking at it too much. Is that a real hand? Is that a plastic hand? Who knows. It doesn’t look right. It doesn’t look right to me at all. Either way, this is a proper retro gaming gadget

Insta360 Nano brings 360 degree video to the iPhone

As listeners to the podcast will be aware, I’ve been looking out for a 360 degree camera option for my iPhone for quite some time…today a new option entered the market as Arashi Vision announced the Insta360 Nano which  is presented as the worlds first HD Apple MFI approved