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World’s cheapest smartphone launched

Priced at an amazing £26 the Karbonn A50S is set to launch in India. The Karbonn A50S features the Android operating system and has access to the Google ecosystem including Gmail and Maps. It also has a touchscreen display, front and rear cameras (no details on megapixels,

Vodafone Smart 4 Power and Smart 4 Turbo announced

EE have already released their own 4G handset and now it seems as Vodafone want to join the party too. They’ve just launched the Smart 4 Turbo and, coming soon, they’ll have the Smart 4 Power. These are aimed at lower end of the market and will bring 4G

Uiee – The portable charger with a difference.

Think of the smartphone in your pocket. It’s more powerful than your home PC was a few years ago and from this pocket-sized device you can access the entirety of knowledge known to man… Or look at cat pictures. However, all this functionality requires power and battery

Windows Phone 8.1 – Now it’s my turn

OK, here is the short version. I’ve not really gone near Windows Phone for a while now. Years in fact. Some of you have taken exception to my first thoughts of the OS whist looking at the new Lumia 630 yesterday. However, I want to tell you

Remote kill order initialised!

Thought that might get your attention ;) Imagine the scene, you are on a bus /train/aeroplane/horse drawn cart or other mode of transport. You are minding your own business and get off without a care in the world. A while later you go to get your phone

Get a Tesco Hudl for £59

As you know here at Coolsmartphone we love to bringing cracking deals and bargains. The latest that we have found is on the Tesco Hudl tablet. We’ve already written a rather spiffing Hudl review and it was already cheap, but now the thing is down to an

Google Nearby

Google is rumoured set to reveal a new extension to the Android Location Services called Nearby, with the goal to provide increased accuracy for your smartphone to know your exact location and to know what’s around it. The Nearby application will use Bluetooth and audio clues to

20% off Kindle Fire family HDX tablets in Amazon UK sale

Amazon the online retailer has announced a 20% sale off its entire line of Kindle Fire HDX tablets here in the UK. This means you can pick up your own Kindle Android tablet from just £159.20 (7-inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi only). Spec’s Include. A HDX display. 2.2GHz quad-core

Now watch Google Play movies and TV shows offline on your Chromebook

Are you like Ronnie and I? We are owners of Chromebooks.  Back in May, we were promised the ability to view offline any movies or television shows that had been rented or purchased from Google Play. On Thursday there was an update to ChromeOS that now allows this feature, along

100 000 LG G3′s sold in just 7 days

It has been recently reported that the LG G3 was outselling the Samsung Galaxy S5 in South Korea, well now we’re learning exactly how well. According to a new report, over 100,000 units of the smartphone have already been sold since its launch in the region on

Amazon tease the release of a 3D phone.

Over the past few months the internet has been rumouring the existence of a Amazon phone, to join their line up of e – readers, tablets and now set top boxes. The phone is expected to feature multiple front-facing cameras for a 3D user interface that reacts

Which device’s will run iOS 8

Following last night’s announcement by Apple announcing iOS 8, the latest version of its mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch people are wondering which device’s it will run on. For the moment the good news is, that unless you are running anything older

Google Glass now available to everyone ( in the USA )

Starting today, Google Glass is available for practically anybody in the USA, as long as they are over 18 and have $1500 to spend. The Explorer version of the Google Glass wearable was sold only to developers who intended to write apps for the device, this was changed to a

Moto E spotted before launch day.

Some very official looking shots Motorola’s new device the Moto E, have turned up online over the weekend ahead of it’s launch on Tuesday. The images show the new phone will look similar to the Moto G in design and be available in black and white, and

Apple hire the head of the “Pure View” camera team

Ari Partinen, the man who introduced Nokia’s “PureView” and had been the head of the company’s photography unit since 2007, has been hired by Apple to work on its iPhone camera systems. We all know that Nokia has been famous for both it’s camera software and hardware.

No KitKat for international version’s of the Galaxy SIII and SIII mini

A couple of days ago documentation was leaked showing Samsung’s progress in bringing Android 4.4 KitKat to their older generation devices. These documents unfortunately indicated that the official KitKat update for the International Galaxy S III GT-I9300 had been “canceled for now.” This documentation stated that the

Huawei Glory 3X snapped

Looking very much like a Samsung lawsuit waiting to happen, this is the Huawei Glory 3X. Apart from the familiar looks of the Samsung Note 3, the Huawei Glory 3X will feature… 5.5 inch 1080p display 13-megapixel rear camera 5-megapixel front camera 16GB of storage 2GB of

Xperia Z2 Tablet – Review

Firstly I would like to offer up an apology for the time I this taken for me to get this review up. I just wanted to make sure that I had enough time to test the tablet to its fullest. So without further ado, the review.. Hardware/Design

Wireless Chargers Review

Since buying James’ Note 3 (or, if you listened to our podcast, me bullying it off him), I have wanted to look into wireless chargers mainly because it came with the Samsung wireless charging back. Now here comes my dilemma, which is of two parts.. 1. I

Nest halts sales of its fire alarm

After finding out that users could accidentally disable the device by waving their arms. Google owned Nest Fire Protection has halted sales of the Nest Smoke detector. The company said the feature, Nest Wave, which allows users to wave their arms to deactivate the alarm, could be

Xperia Z2 Tablet unboxing

It’s here. The day I have been waiting for eagerly since the Sony press conference way back at the end of February. My very own Xperia Z2 Tablet has arrive. I can tell you one thing, it was well worth the wait. When I first picked up

Sony unveil ‘Digital Paper’ tablet

Sony have lifted the lid on their latest tablet, Digital Paper. A 13.3″ E-Ink tablet, this thing is aimed at the office. The display is the same flexible technology they showed off last year, but this device doesn’t flex, apparently that trick is being saved for a