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Alcatel Onetouch Pop D5 – Review

Alcatel have a wide range of devices and keeping up with exactly where each model sits in the range is at times a struggle, when I visited their stand at MWC it took me five minutes to gather myself and work out what was what. Alcatel have

Microsoft announce the Surface 3

Microsoft have announced the latest in their range of Surface Tablets, the latest being the Surface 3 which is the successor to the Windows RT equipped Surface 2. This time round though it’s running Windows 8.1. It’s summed up by Panos Panay, the corporate vice president, of

Doro Liberto 820 Mini – Review

Doro have found themselves a niche, they have really really thought of everything that a phone should do in that particular niche. A few weeks ago I was introduced to the new Liberto 820 Mini and when I got back from MWC there was one waiting for

Speck cases for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Whilst at MWC I met the guys from Speck, we had a chat about cases, as you’d expect. They asked me what phone I had and what case I used, I pulled out my Note 4 in an Otterbox Defender case and they actually recoiled in horror.

Podcast 133 – it comes with some sticky tape!

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were Dan and Garry. This weeks topics were HTC and the M9 and M9 Plus, March of the Droids that Dan and I attended last weekend, having a play with the Honor 6+, the

Podcast 133 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan and Garry. This weeks topics should be about the Remix Tablet, the O2 buyout, HTC One M9 reviews going live, Dan and his M9, me and my Doro,

Hannspree announce a Sports Watch

Hannspree manufacturer Android tablets, TV equipment, monitors, Windows 8 all in one PCs and now a wearable fitness tracker that they are calling the Sports Watch. It looks a lot like a Misfit and the key point is the price. £29.99. This could be quite good…. Key

Podcast 132 – It’s time to March!

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were Dan, Garry and Matteo. This weeks topics were as varied as you’d expect, we talked about MWC, Samsung, HTC, Huawei, Honor, SkyScanner, Sony and their Lollipop update, March of the Droids this weekend and

Peter Chou is no longer the HTC CEO

HTC and their management structure attract a bit of attention, be it marketing managers leaving, various Execs leaving and starting new companies, Cher Wang being handed more responsibilities or Peter Chou threatening to stand down as CEO if the latest flagship doesn’t prove to be a success.

Podcast 132 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan, Garry and Matteo. This weeks topics will catching up with Dan and Garry and their thoughts about MWC, the strange almost negative coverage of the HTC One M9 before

Arctic Sports Bluetooth headphones on offer

A few months ago I reviewed a pair of Arctic Bluetooth headphones, they sounded great, they lasted ages thanks to Bluetooth 4.0 and I was really impressed with the pricing. Well today Arctic have just emailed me advising that their latest Bluetooth Sports headphones are now available

Podcast 131 – MWC Deconstructed

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were Ian, James and John. This weeks topics revolved around MWC, our favourite things that we saw last week, our general thoughts on the big name devices from the likes of Samsung, HTC and Sony

Podcast 131 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Ian, James and John. This weeks topics will mainly be about MWC and what we thought about the barrage of new devices on display. There will also probably be a

Samsung announce something a little peculiar

Samsung have announced four new battery packs, available in two different capacities and four different designs. They are called the Animal Edition Battery Packs, they feature illustrations of four species of endangered animals as part of the company’s ‘Charge the Life’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness

Motorola announce the Moto G 4G and Moto Maker for Moto 360

Motorola and their devices are becoming rather predictable, don’t get me wrong their products are great, it’s just we saw the 4G version of the 2014 Moto G coming a mile off. Which is exactly what they announced yesterday evening, along with Moto Maker for the Moto

Android Lollipop rolling out to UK Motorola Moto G owners

I’ve owned a Motorola Moto G for a good while now, it’s recently become my rugged outdoorsy phone. I’m also keeping it to see how Lollipop runs on a lower spec slightly older device, well this evening my patience has been rewarded as my 1st generation Tesco

Vodafone start taking pre orders for the HTC One M9

As you’d expect shortly after a large device manufacturer announcing a new flagship various networks decide to stock the phone, the latest being Vodafone and the HTC One M9. They’ve sent us a brief memo about it. Prices for the HTC One M9 start from £43.50 per month with

MWC – My top 3 things (James)

2015 was my first year of attending MWC. I really had no idea what to expect, Leigh and Dan have spent years going and covering a huge range of devices. This year was going to be no different, Garry, Leigh and I all arrived on the Saturday