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Something for the weekend – A proper smartphone collection

It’s been 14 years now. Can you believe it? It all started on my CupOfCoffee personal blog and then, just a few months after, I registered this domain in February 2003. It’s been a wild ride. I’ve seen mobile companies come and go, networks merge and operating systems …

Huawei Watch launched, buy it now

Meet the Huawei Watch. It’s a watch that…actually looks like a watch. This measures 42mm across and has a circular 1.4″ touch-sensitive AMOLED (400×400 pixel, 286ppi) screen behind scratch-proof sapphire crystal and encased in a stainless steel frame. That screen also has a 10,000:1 high contrast ratio, making …

IFA – Samsung unveil the Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic

Watches look best when they’re round. At least, that’s the way Samsung sees it. Their new Gear S2 smartwatch has been unveiled here at IFA. There’s going to be two versions, including one with 3G connectivity baked in. The specs include a 1.2” Super AMOLED 360×360 circular screen …

Opis 60s Classic Mobile Review

It’s kinda hard to start with this one. This is a classic 1960’s-style phone. If you’re old enough you may remember seeing one of these on a special table at home. A few decades ago people would rent these from the telephone company. I know, it seems strange …

Get yourself a proper classic telephone, with something extra

Many, many years ago people used these things to make calls. People used to have them on special telephone tables in their hall. Think back to your childhood and you might perhaps remember one sat next to a tub of pens and some paper. To make calls you …

Do you own a classic ?

It’s about 2AM here in Barcelona as I type this, but I’ve noticed something that keeps happening fairly regularly at Coolsmartphone. Every week or so, I get notified of a comment on a really, really, really old handset review we did years back. Today it’s the turn of …

Classic retro gaming – Duke 3D free and ad-free for 2 days

Fancy spending a few hours playing a classic first-person shooter? Duke 3D is now available for free in the Market, and there’s no adverts either. It’s the ideal distraction from tense family festive meals or when you’re getting dragged around the shops. Just don’t start shouting “Got ya …

Review – The Ericsson A2628 from Lekki

“Yeah, send it over, we’ll take a look”. ..that’s usually my response when we’re offered a phone to review. This time it was the guys at Lekki on the phone. They get “vintage” mobile phones and video games, get them working, in tip-top condition and then give them …

Throwback: HTC Touch Diamond

Released in mid-2008, the Touch Diamond was an important device for HTC. It was the first device to feature HTC’s TouchFlo 3D UI on top of Windows Mobile 6.1, a pre-cursor to HTC Sense. TouchFlo took a new approach, making Windows Mobile much more finger-friendly and easier on …