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Here’s the news. Don’t believe the news.

Today, here in the UK, it’s time to vote. Have you decided which party you’re going to vote for? If so, how exactly did you come to your conclusion? Perhaps now, more than ever, your decision won’t have been made after reading the manifesto of each party. If …

Doro 6050 feature phone now available to buy

Remember Mobile World Congress? I certainly do. Let’s be honest, we here at Coolsmartphone don’t have the same budget as The Times or The Guardian, so I ended up stopping in a camper van, parked up in a local street. It was definitely an … experience. However, we …

The Huawei P10 – First impressions and camera special

This comes on loan from EE, where it’s available for £40.99 per month with 5GB of monthly data and unlimited texts and calls. Although I’ve perhaps not totally unleashed everything it can do – I’m properly impressed so far. Out of the box, it was the build quality …

MWC – That Nokia 3310. Why the fuss?

Whilst walking around the expansive halls here at Mobile World Congress, I couldn’t help but think about the re-release of the Nokia 3310. Why? Well, here in the Fira Gran Via it’s all about the future of mobile, not the past. Stands are pushing “5G” (even though nobody …

Doro 6520 now available on Three

If you’ve got a hankering for a flip-phone with “proper” numeric keys, the Doro 6520 could be on your shopping list. Now, in a new partnership with Three UK, Doro have got handsets on every UK network. Doro used to be known for selling phones aimed at the …

Festive Feature #8 – SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSD going cheap

Whether it’s for a friend, relative or perhaps a cheeky little gift to yourself, the Amazon Black Friday deal on this 64GB SanDisk microSD card is really rather good. For £18.99 (down from £23.99) you get a branded microSD card which should give you more than enough space …

Festive Feature #6 – Black Friday sale at Amazon

The whole Black Friday thing has toned down a little here in the UK. Some stores that started having Black Friday sales a few years ago have now decided not to bother. Not Amazon though, they’ve gone completely the other way and have extended their sale so that …

Three Feel At Home – Speeds abroad on test

This has been a hotly debated topic. It’s understandable because, when you’re in the UK using Three on a brisk 4G connection, you get certain expectations about download speeds. It’s these expectations that you might take with you when you go abroad and, with the Three Feel At …

Goodbye Nokia. Goodbye Lumia. Hello Again Nokia.

Looking from the outside in, the recent history of Nokia has been a bit rocky to say the least. There was the whole “burning platform” thing and then Microsoft grabbed hold of the phone business but failed to capitalise on the brand name. Microsoft/Nokia-made Lumia handsets were pushed …

Meet the iPhone hacker who can make your car drive itself.

This is George Hotz. He’s a bit of a character. He’s 26 and lives in San Francisco. At the age of 17, under the name “geohot”, he became the first person to unlock the iPhone. Shortly after he started working on the Sony Playstation 3 and became the …

[Feature] Inside Vodafone – Part 4 – The network

During my time with Vodafone I got to speak to Dr Rob. This guy is a man after my own heart. He hates acronyms and over-complifications, prefering instead to break down the technology into easily understandable and enjoyable information. Dr Robert Matthews, to give him his full name, …

[Feature] Inside Vodafone – Part 3 – Be an early adopter

After looking at the working environment in Vodafone and how they test new handsets. Next I take a look at Vodafone xone (pronounced “Vodafone zone”, although I did slip into calling it “Vodaxone” at one point). This will really light your candle if you’ve followed this site for a while, …

[Feature] – Magazine gifts now include a free computer

Hi, I’m Danny. When I was younger, I’d occasionally be allowed to select a magazine to read. The choice of magazine was usually down to the cover gift on offer. The gifts were simple, small plastic toys. At no point did I ever imagine selecting a magazine from …

Inside Huawei – Part Two. [FEATURE]

After far too much alcohol, I’m experiencing a painful ride across Shenzhen in the warm morning heat. The three hours of sleep and my 30-second “panic repacking” of my suitcase hasn’t gone well. I felt a lot like this guy.. After mixing my drinks and visiting a number …

China – The land where your smartphone was born. [FEATURE]

This week you’ll see special series of posts documenting my trip to China. It has the world’s biggest economy, where people buy more smartphones than any other country on earth. One in five people on Earth are Chinese, and as I begin to fly over the country, it …

Galaxy S6 touring Madrid

There are many new phones on sale now with fantastic cameras built in, but are these modern smartphones good enough to replace a standalone camera when going on holiday? The gap has got smaller and smaller as each manufacturer brings out their latest and greatest, and in my …

A meeting destined to shape our future?

This evening I am having a meeting. This meeting will be taking place in a bar. Some drinks will be drunk and words will be exchanged. It sounds quite dull and mundane. However, the meeting is with a very interesting chap by the name of James Hepburn. Chances …

Nokia Event – Day 0

With the official Nokia event not kicking off until 10am tomorrow, that does not mean we are not as busy as ever behind the scenes getting information and content put together ready to share with you all. Nokia has kindly put on an itinary for us including a …

Coolsmartphone App Review: Alarmdroid

For quite a while I have been looking for an Alarm app as an alternative to the one supplied in the stock version of Ice Cream Sandwich.  I put a post  asking for recommendations over on our forums and a fellow writer suggested Alarmdroid. Developed by Fabian Lueghausen, the app …