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The Orange SPV – An update

A little update on the Orange SPV story we ran a short while ago. The SPV was from a different era – a phone with a numeric keypad, no touch screen and something called “Microsoft Smartphone” as an OS. John Brown got in touch with us because he’d …

ARCHOS to launch KODAK tablets into Europe

The KODAK Ektra is already a strong first handset from the company, but now ARCHOS will be helping to push the brand further into the European market by licensing the KODAK name. ARCHOS CEO, Loïc Poirier, tells us the following… We are very proud to become one of …

SAVFY Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter – Review

Get this for $19.99 from Amazon US or just £13.99 from Amazon UK and then stick it into your cigarette lighter / 12V feed. After a simple pairing procedure it’ll hook into your phone via Bluetooth and pump out the music via FM. Then it’s just a matter …

LG at MWC 2017 – Like a G6, Like a G6

If LG don’t use this song as part of their G6 launch I will be properly upset. The phone will be introduced Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain on February 26th. It’s not long to wait, but you can at least have a look at their new …

The Nokia 3310. Will we see Snake heading to Spain?

Want a proper old-school phone? Back in the day, when the internet was in its infancy and phones weren’t touch screen, the Nokia 3310 was quite advanced. For a start, let me tell you, it had no external antenna. A lot of phones at the time had a …

I accidentally bought another Chromebook

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but Microsoft Windows and I have had an argument. After many years together we’ve now gone our separate ways. Quite some time ago, when I first started messing around with PC’s, Windows 95, Windows 98 – they were the operating systems you’d …

Facebook to play videos with sound ON as you scroll

We don’t tend to have too many disagreements with our ad suppliers, but one thing we really don’t like is adverts that autoplay sound. Sure, we have to display adverts to pay for the increasingly large servers, but ones that start shouting some Daz washing powder at you …

Fancy more than just another Android keyboard? Try Redraw Keyboard

If you’ve got an Android device, then you’ll probably know just how easily you can swap keyboards. The latest Google keyboard comes with a raft of Emoji icons, so that you can convey your emotions in a text, a WhatsApp message, or a Facebook update. However, there’s only …

Three launch Wuntu – A new customer rewards app

Three has today launched Wuntu a new rewards app for Three customers that will deliver a personalised range of offers, discounts and exclusive competitions. You’ll receive your selection of rewards each week and it’ll get to learn more about you based on his you’ve used to app in …

Tesco Mobile to deliver money-saving perks to families

A refreshed Family Perks scheme has been launched on Tesco Mobile here in the UK today. It means that, if you get your family together on one bill, you can choose perks for each member. Those perks include free minutes, data or Tesco Clubcard points. Using the O2 …

MWC – Vernee rolls out the mighty Apollo 2 plus much more besides

OK, OK. I’ll mention these guys. They’ve emailed us quite a bit over the last few months and it’s safe to say that these emails are a little … umm… “strange”. They keep emailing us with “leaks” from upcoming phones, but it’s their own press team who are …

ThruNite C2 Mini 3400 mAh Portable Charger – Review

For £19.95 on Amazon UK or $19.95 on Amazon US, this isn’t a great deal bigger than the battery inside. Plus, with this particular portable charger, you can actually unscrew the bottom and get at the battery – like an old-school torch / flashlight. Not only that, but …

OxyLED SL07 Solar Sensor Light – Review

Well now, I’ve got me an LED light which fits on the wall and shines when you walk past it in the dark. It charges via the sun and has a solar panel on the top. On the current US Amazon listing it’s $16.99. First up, it’s waterproof, …

Help us get to Mobile World Congress 2017

Mobile World Congress is right round the corner now and we’ve got pretty much everything nailed down in terms of meeting the relevant people and seeing the latest gadgets. Our plan, as usual, is to grab the latest and most interesting gadgets – putting them live on the …

Edifier MP700 RAVE Bluetooth Active Speaker – Review

The first thing you notice about this particular Bluetooth speaker is the price. It’s £229 on Amazon. That, I have to say, is a massive price-tag for a Bluetooth speaker. It weighs in at 1.6 kg and measures 29.4 x 6.7 x 17 cm. At 1.6Kg it isn’t …

Honor 6X Launches on Three UK

How does £16 per month sound for your next smartphone? The Honor 6X has now arrived on Three UK and, if you’ve already seen our first impressions, you’ll know what it looks like. It comes with a dual 12+2 megapixel rear camera for wide aperture range, an 8 …

Win yourself a MEEM cable!

Unbelievably it’s been more than a year since we reviewed the MEEM cable. As you’ll have seen in the review, MEEM is a revolutionary product that anyone with a smartphone or tablet NEEDS in their life. What’s worse than losing your phone? Yep, losing all those pictures, contacts, …

UMI BTA8 Bluetooth Earbuds – Coupon code available

We do get a lot of kit to review here at Coolsmartphone. A lot of it comes in and you get to read all about it, but we’re now asking companies to offer up discount codes for our readers too. So, you get to read the review and …