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New Nokia Lumia 830 to Microsoft Mobile branded

It has been rumoured for a while that we would see the Lumia 830 at IFA on September 4th, along with a 730. Along with what specs the phone will have, there was also a few rumours flying around as to what sort of branding the phone

Apple launch battery replacement programme for iPhone 5

After the replacement scheme for the iPhone 5 with faulty power buttons, which is still going on, Apple have now announced a similar scheme for iPhone 5′s that have problem with a faulty battery. The scheme at the moment is just America and Canada but will be

China Telecom leak iPhone 6 picture

Apple have a conference scheduled for September 9th and at least one version of the iPhone 6 is due to launch on 20th September. Two final versions are expected, a 4.7″ and a 5.5″ which may well go up against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4. Apple usually like

Sony announce the M2 aqua

Sony today have announced a new phone the M2 Aqua. No, this isn’t just a different colour version of the M2, but rather a waterproof version of the mid-range M2 handset.   Spec wise the new M2 Aqua is the same as the M2, a decent mid-range

Samsung Note 4 specs leak

The Note 4 is set to be announced on Wednesday 3rd September but it seems the complete specs have already leaked, which does somewhat spoil the surprise. Indonesian retailer Erafone accidentally put up a product page for the Note 4 with full specs, before swiftly taking it down

Huawei EMUI 3.0 sneak peek

Huawei have sent us a little sneak peek of what the next version of their EMUI software will look like, due to appear on their next phone the Glory 6. The answer is circular. The picture above shows two screen grabs from the clock with a circular

HealthKit trademarks point to iWatch this year [RUMOUR]

Trademarks are great, not only do they provide protection for individuals and companies against copies, they also provide news stories when companies disagree on them *cough* Apple and Samsung *cough* but also trademark filings can often provide hints as to what companies have planned as they register

EE introduces new insurance plans

Way back when I started in the mobile industry Orange offered Orange Cover on their mobile phones for £5 per month to insure phones against almost any mishap and were often nice enough to let you backdate it if you hadn’t taken it but something had happened

Galaxy Gear Solo to debut at IFA?

Samsung recently sent out invitations for it’s IFA event at the start of September where it is expected for them to announce the Note 4. According to Yon Hap News they may also announce the Gear Solo, a wearable smartwatch that is due to include a SIM

Moto 360 images leak – looks good

With the release of the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch, Android Wear is up and running. The last confirmed device to be released is the Moto 360, pictures of which have now leaked. The images show the round design that Motorola have chosen for

Moto G successor, XT1063, surfaces in benchmarks

The Moto G and the follow up 4G model, have made a good impression here at Coolsmartphone, being very affordable and having above average specs for the price range. Therefore, it should come as no great surprise that Motorola have a successor in development – the XT1063.

Cortana to speak with a British accent

A week ago we reported that the developer preview for Cortana in the UK should be heading to these shores in the next few weeks. It has now been confirmed from two Microsoft employees that when she arrives, she won’t be voiced by Jen Taylor, the actress

Do iPhones slow down when a new version is available?

There is a great conspiracy theory around that Apple have planned obsolescence, ie their iPhones automatically become slower when a new iPhone is about to appear. It is, say the conspiracies, a clever way to get you upgrading. Whilst this would be illegal and would run the

O2 to start offering the iPad next week

The Apple iPad Air and Mini with retina display have proved to be another hit for the Cupertino company, with most networks offering them as bundled deals with a SIM card with included data. Now O2 have announced they are going to be joining the club announcing

Three joins free WiFi on the Tube

Back in 2011 TFL announced plans to put Virgin Media WiFi hotspots in a selection of London Underground stations for the 2012 London Olympics. This was then rolled out to the rest of the network, allowing everyone to use them for a while before then restricting it based

Blacksmith Labs leather case review

A little while back I was emailed asking if I would like to review a leather case for a company. My initial reaction was a bit “Meh”, but then I got sent pictures and I suddenly changed my tune. I jumped at the chance. The Blacksmith Labs cases are

BlackBerry defend an unreleased phone

The BlackBerry Passport was always going to be a bit of an oddball with its square screen and 3 row keyboard with space bar in the middle. Whilst mentioned in the latest financial brief, it still hasn’t been officially announced. That hasn’t stopped BlackBerry releasing an official

Samsung announces disappointing Q2 earnings

Samsung have announced that although they still expect to make a profit of $7.1 billion after a revenue of only $51.5 billion, this will be lower than expected. In an unusual step Samsung have released a whole page of Q2 reference material in an effort to reassure

Sony selfie phone leaks

Sony have started teasing a new phone announcement for tomorrow with the theme being selfies. Coincidentally leaked images of a new Sony Xperia model, have also hit the internet with the new phone having a forward facing LED flash. This would be the first phone from a big manufacturer

XSories Me-Shot Deluxe review

A couple of weeks ago we posted an article about the release of a selfie stick and I was lucky enough to be sent one to review. Now I’m not a selfie fan, okay I’ll admit I hate them, so I might not be the best person to