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

Teen Developers – Eytan Schulman

Before beginning this week’s interview, I’d just like to thank everyone for the great response we got to our first interview a few weeks ago. The feedback we got was great and we have an amazing lineup that we can’t wait to show you.   This week

Nexus 7, 2012 model, going for a song

Fancy a well-known tablet for not much cash? Expansys have knocked down the price of the Asus-built Google Nexus 7 to just £79.99. Originally this was up for £128.13, and it’s powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU with 16GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a 7″ 1280×800

EE 4G now covers the greatest town in the UK

EE has announced another raft of locations to be bathed in 4G. They include the Prime Minister’s home constituency of Witney and a rather fantastic town called Burntwood where handsome and intelligent people live. We’ve even got the smallest park in the world, so smoke on that.

Acer announce availability of the Liquid Jade and Leap

Acer announced their new budget phone and wearable earlier on in the year, in June at Computex and they are going to be showing them off in September at IFA and you’ll be able to buy them from the end of September. Spec wise the phone is

Samsung announce the 3G equipped Gear S smartwatch

Wearables are a hot topic at the moment and Samsung are approaching them with their usual approach, i.e a new device every few months. The new Samsung Gear S delivers an up-to-date smart wearable experience with 3G connectivity and wearable optimized features to meet the evolving needs

LG G Watch R announced ahead of IFA

LG helped launch Android Wear with the original G Watch which many people purchased, including myself. This was our first experience with the new platform but the Moto 360 was always the main attraction due to round design. Well LG have decided to join in with the

Huawei tease with .. 7 Mates ?

So what do we have here? Are Huawei teasing 7 new devices? Or is just one device getting launched at IFA and we’re just getting bombarded with buzz words? The video seems to suggest a glamorous device or devices that can keep up with your life, dynamically

MiPow PLAYBULB review

The bulb you screw into your light fitting has one simple task – to provide light. It’s a standard and rather boring task but, with the new eco-friendly bulbs costing more than the old-style bulbs, why not add something extra? This, for £59.99 (although I’ve seen them