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Google Nexus 7 (2012 version) – Now down in price

Yes, you’ve seen the all-new Nexus 7, but the 2012 model (reviewed here) is still rather good and, with the new device on the market, it means that the existing device is a tad cheaper now. The 16GB WiFi model can now be had for just £134.99 here …

MWC – Sony Mobile Press Event

Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Mobile Communications took to the stage early this morning on the first anniversary of Sony Mobile. There weren’t any great surprises today – the Xperia Z and the Xperia Z Tablet were shown off, but there was a glimpse of the new …

Coolsmartphone 2012 Awards

It’s been another fantastic year in the smartphone world, with new devices seemingly appearing on a monthly basis. Sales wise, its been dominated by the usual suspects  (Samsung & Apple), but they’ve been far from the only show in town. After much heated debate (filling in a Google …

What would you name gadget of the year?

Is it a surprise that Times has named the iPhone 5 Gadget of the year 2012? To me, yes. I was expecting the Samsung Galaxy S III or Note II to bare this title personally. I like Apple products, I currently have a number of them. I have …

HTC One S is voted the “Social Media phone” for 2012

The EISA are a group of editor in chiefs from entertainment magazines worldwide. Every year they vote on which products win which awards. This year they have voted the HTC One S as the best social media phone. Last year they voted for the HTC ChaCha. So congratulations …

London 2012 – Can you report using just a smartphone?

Just a few days ago I set myself a challenge. Using only a smartphone, would it be possible to run a website, updating posts, answering emails and responding to tweets? Is it then possible to go mobile, reporting on the biggest event happening right now in London? Snapping …

The Smartphone Olympics – Day 3

The third day of our Olympics coverage and I’m on a train to Manchester. This is the big test for me. A 10 minute Tube journey followed by a 2 hour train ride up to Manchester. I’m heading to Old Trafford and I’m not doing the usual “tourist …

Feature – Covering the Olympics with just a smartphone

For the next few days we’re covering the London 2012 Olympic Games from a Samsung Galaxy Note. There’ll be no laptop and no dedicated press centre, I’m doing it’ll all (including this very post) on the phone. I stepped off the train at Euston to be met by …

Coolsmartphone Feature – The Olympic Challenge

I know, by visiting Coolsmartphone you thought you’d found a refuge from all this Olympics stuff didn’t you? Well, no. Sorry. We’re going to be on it like a car bonnet. Right now I’m on a train to London to cover the games in our own unique way. …

Huawei signal their support for Windows Phone 8

Huawei has joined HTC and others in signalling their support for Windows Phone 8. They are to make their first Windows Phone 8 device available in Europe, China and the US, with other markets to follow. According to the press release, which you can dive into below, the …

London 2012 – Android and iPhone Game Review

As Olympic fever reaches new heights in the UK, what better time to launch the Official London 2012 game for Android. There are two versions of the game, free and paid (paid version gives you 3000 points and 5 max stamina points) , and an initial small download. The full …

The Olympic torch live – thanks to the mobile networks

So, this summer is going to be rather big here in the UK. The Queen is having a bit of a bash shortly and, in a couple of months, we’ll be hosting the ruddy Olympics. Before each Olympic torch is sold on eBay it actually gets held aloft …

Gadget Show Live 2012

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the trade only day of Gadget Show Live 2012 at the NEC in Birmngham. This was a great experience and I am grateful to Otone Audio who were good enough to provide my ticket for me to attend. I will hopefully …

JCB Announce the Pro Smart

Smartphones. Take a look at them in your local store and you’ll notice that they normally have a big screen and a camera round the back. Most of the time you’re going to need to take care of them and perhaps invest in a case of some sort. …

MWC – Have you missed something?

Missing some Mobile World Congress information? Want to know all about the CBOSS girls but can’t find the story? Are you looking for our first unboxing of the Xperia S? Maybe the HTC One Series pictures? Don’t worry, we’ve got all our coverage right here and down the …

Further confirmation on the HTC Edge / HTC Endeavor

Details of the HTC Endeavor (which should, here in the UK, be “Endeavour”) have been posted over at MoDaCo. We’ve heard about this a while back now, and expect it to be the “official” name for the HTC Edge. Although there’s not really any additional info, it at …

Why 2012 may not be the year of the Windows Phone

Watch out now, because this is probably going to descend into a rant. Task – Windows Phone. Microsoft. Discuss. Most of my day is spent looking around the web to try and get a handle on the “vibe” and what’s going on in the mobile market. Now, I’ll …