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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

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

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

Hutchison Whampoa rumoured to be closing O2 deal tomorrow

Remember back in January when we revealed that Hutchison Whampoa were in talks to buy O2? It’s now looking like the deal has been sealed, and further details will be revealed in the morning. Three owners, Hutchison Whampoa, are set to announce the deal in just a

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge – Cashback

Yesterday we had a look at the various places you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Both handsets are available pretty much everywhere and it’s safe to say that they’re quite expensive. If you’ve chosen to go to EE to pre-order, you can save

giffgaff 4G vs 3G tested. Is there really a huge difference?

Every network is pushing 4G at the moment, even the MVNOs – those networks that use the likes of O2, Vodafone, Three and EE as the back-end infrastructure but supply their own service on top. giffgaff is probably one of the most well-known, mainly due to their

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge – Start your engines

If you’ve been won over by the Samsung Galaxy S6 brothers then nearly every UK network has announced pre-orders and pricing. Here’s a run-down of the options available to you if you’re looking to get one. Before I start, if you’re after an up-close look at both

Octa-core 5.5″ KINGZONE Z1 offer

After we mentioned them yesterday, the people at Gearbest have been in touch with an exclusive offer for our lovely readers. The KINGZONE Z1 is an Android handset with a 5.5″ (1280×720) HD screen and 4G connectivity. It has a powerful 1.7GHz octa-core CPU (MediaTek MT6752) and runs

When money is no object – premium headphones for your smartphone

Nice looking headphones huh? They’re by an outfit called Astell & Kern and they tell me that they’re a “premium high-resolution audio specialist”. Can you hear the alarm bells? Can you? Well, let me tell you a bit about these special in-ear headphones. They’re a “musician’s choice

Honor 4X now available on pre-order, and pretty cheap too.

An octa-core 64-bit 1.2GHz CPU and 2GB of RAM in a smartphone costing les than £150? Sound good? Well, we’ve already had Honor win over the chaps at Three, who are to offer the Honor 6+ exclusively, but if you’re after another 4G smartphone with the same

March Markdown – A gadget-lovers paradise.

As you’ll know, I have a weakness for looking at the handsets and gadgets that you can’t get on the high street. A perfect example is the Atongm W008 watch that I reviewed this morning. At the moment Gearbest are knocking down prices even further with their

Travel with your powerful cube

Rewireable USB Travelplugs. That’s what you want to read about. Oh yes my friend. 2tech are selling these things for £20.99 and it’s basically a chunky plug with dual USB outputs and four power outlets. Imagine one of those triple adapters but with another outlet and another

Atongm W008 Smartwatch Review. Do you really need the Apple Watch?

Since I typed my original post about this device it’s now dropped in price. At around £40 and supported by lots of supposed “5 star reviews” it seemed appealing, so I thought it was worth a dabble. Fancy a cheap smartwatch? Let’s see what it’s really like.

Dyson to help boost your smartphone battery life

You probably know about James Dyson. He’s a British guy who struggled to sell his bagless vacuum cleaner to the major manufacturers. After being told that the “bags make us money” and “you’re basically bonkers”, he went on to create a solid British brand, making products for

Vodafone Smart Tab 4G Review

Look at a network-branded tablet and you’ll sometimes find yourself in a strange world of rebranded Chinese kit. Is it good? Is it bad? It’s really hard to tell. However, for £125 on Pay As You Go or £21 per month for 3GB of 4G data per

Hey Cortana, let’s try an open relationship.

The big selling point of Windows Phone, at least in the TV ads, has been the fact that Cortana is supposedly better than Siri. Get yourself a Windows Phone and you’ll have a proper digital assistant, they say. So, the very last thing you’re going to want