Sony Xperia trifecta announcement on Sep 3

  Its that time again. Like Intel’s Tick Tock processes on their chips, There are now 2 cycles when it comes to phones. The April/May time, and the September/October time. Sony did not decide to use September the 3rd to announce a device. No. They went large,

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact leaks out before announcement

sony are holding an event tomorrow, where we expect a bevy of new devices to be announced. One of which being the Xperia Z3 Compact, which as you’d expect has leaked out, in a variety of colours. And boy what a looker it is. It seems that

Phones 4u gets ditched by Vodafone

Looking for a new contract with Phones 4u? In February there’s going to be a reduced choice of networks. Vodafone has decided to ditch the chain and “enhance” their relationship with Dixons Carphone (aka Carphone Warehouse). Founded back in 1987 by John Caudwell, Phones 4u will soon

Travelcard Charger – Review

Back in March I did a small post about a portable battery pack, I was keeping an eye on over on Kickstarter, called the Travelcard Charger (see here), anyway I finally got my unit through, so after popping it on charge I thought I would give it

Are Sony going big @IFA 2014?

Lots of rumours are coming out of the interweb today in preparation of Sony’s IFA event on Wednesday. As an avid Sony fan this gets me a wee bit excited to say the least, so I will get into all the nitty gritty for you now. Xperia

LG G3 – The Energizer Bunny?

I’m going to write this while it’s fresh in my head because I’ve reviewed a number of phones over the years and, quite honestly, I’m a bit bowled over. Now, we’ve already published our LG G3 review, but I’ve only just got my hands on one. James

Solar Technology Freeloader Solar Charger – Review

There are many constants within life, one being that the sun will rise every single day, providing us with warmth and energy. The other most important constant in life is that your phone will probably need charging at some point in every single day of your life.

Order until 10PM for delivery the next working day on O2

Imagine the scene. I’m sitting on the sofa, feet up and watching another episode of Traffic Cops. To my right, my wife is buying clothes on Next.co.uk. It’s fairly late at night, but the clothes and shoes arrive the morning after. Now O2 are at it too,

Windows 9 anyone?

Microsoft has made no secret of the fact that, in the future, it is aiming for a unified OS, be it for phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.  Windows 9, or ‘Threshold’ as it is being referred to, is widely expected to be shown off to the world at

Free PCs with new TalkTalk broadband package

Here are some thrilling clichés: Everyone loves something for free; If it looks too good to be true it probably is. Microsoft and TalkTalk have signed a deal for customers taking out a new subscription to ‘Simply Broadband’ package.  For the princely sum of £217.40 for the

New Archos devices to be revealed next week

Ever since Microsoft released details of the 8.1 OS update it has been possible for OEMS to not only install Windows Phone onto existing Android handsets (as has happened with the HTC One M8), but it has also ensured that budget phones can be produced as the fees

Nokia’s Here Maps is Launching on Android Devices

When Microsoft purchased Nokia it didn’t actually purchase all of it, and ones of the teams left behind were the team responsible for Nokia’s impressive Here Maps. Popular for it’s true offline & wide scale mapping functions Nokia have struck a deal with Samsung to bring it’s

Vodafone deliver 4G to PAYG customers too

Getting mobile broadband speeds just got a bit easier on Vodafone, with the UK network allowing their Pay As You Go customers onto the 4G network too. It’s been a year since the Voda 4G tech got switched on, and their existing 4G Pay Monthly customers are

Lumia Cyan now available for Developer Preview devices

We’ve previously reported here how those who had opted to install the Developer’s Preview of Windows Phone 8.1 had been unable to install the Lumia Cyan firmware.  True to its word, Microsoft has (finally!) resolved whatever the glitch was and Lumia Cyan can now be installed.  The

Microsoft Surface 2 price reduction at Tesco

  One of the great things about supermarkets nowadays is that you might simply pop in with the intention of buying a pint of milk and some scampi fries, but you can easily leave having spent lots of money on electronic bargains.  Case in point, Tesco has reduced

LG G2 going cheap on Vodafone

Whilst looking around for a new handset, I stumbled across a sale that Vodafone are doing. They’ve discounted the £99 up-front fee normally charged on their contract LG G2 and you can pick it up (until September 17th) for free on plans starting at a measly £18.50

Podcast 107 – a keyboard on a 2 inch screen

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were John and Leigh. This weeks topics were loosely based around me resisting buying something foreign on eBay, Leigh throwing all of his mobiles in the pool on holiday, John eagerly awaiting the Apple

Apple Announces September Event

Today Apple sent out it’s press invites to their annual September event. Held at – home of the first Mac’s introduction– Flint Center in Cupertino, the event will take place on September 9th. Expectations include the introduction of two new iPhones, rumoured to have screen sizes of 4.7″ and 5.5″. Additionally, Apple