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MWC – THAT new BlackBerry. Hands-on with the KEYone

This was tucked away around the back of the Alcatel stand but there was no shortage in interest. It’s a bit of a heavy thing at 180g and we’ve already posted a BlackBerry KEYone gallery after it leaked all over the place last Saturday morning. This one is …

MWC – We finally got a look at the Kodak Ektra

We’ve given the press people at Kodak quite a few emails now. We’ve still not been able to borrow one, so during our trip around the Mobile World Congress we finally got a few minutes to have a look at the Ektra in the flesh. It sells for …

MWC – InnJoo Pro 2 Hands-on.

If you’re in certain areas of the world you can buy this InnJoo Pro 2. InnJoo are base in Dubai and seem to produce everything from TVs to hoverboards. This handset, which sells €359.95, has some very admirable specs and looks good too. Powered by a MediaTek MT6757 …

MWC – Hands-on with the Alcatel A3

Available in May, this will cost you €149 (£127.74) in either black or white. It’s another phone from TCL and this is a pretty entry-level affair. The Alcatel A3 actually has a higher resolution camera than its bigger brother, the A5 LED. Here you’ll get a 13 megapixel …

MWC – Alcatel goes back to the old days with the A5 LED

Standing out from the crowd here in Barcelona is particularly difficult. I’m not talking about the stands, because it’s already tricky enough in that respect. Money (a lot of it, think millions of pounds) buys you big floor space and a bigger impact. Some companies resort to sweets, …

MWC – Oh wow, I’m in love! Hands-on with the Xiaomi Mi MIX

This morning I talk a walk to the China Mobile stand and there, amongst the robots and networking kit, was the Xiaomi Mi MIX we covered last year. This, though, was my first time seeing it in the flesh and .. woaha… A 6.4″ display oozes right to …

MWC – HP Elite x3 Hands on

We posted the news yesterday that HP are re-entering the mobile market with a Windows 10 device. Now we’ve had some time to get hands on with one of the devices. I am very impressed with it but instead of reading my thoughts on it lets see what …

IFA – Acer’s new phones

Acer had lots to talk about at IFA, so I decided to pay them a visit and get some hands on time with their new products. Now, traditionally we tend not to see that many Acer phones in the UK – with the exception of their M220 that …

OnePlus 2 – First impressions

Gary Weldon (he’s UbuntuBoy on Twitter by the way) was kind enough to give us his first impressions of the new OnePlus 2 handset. He’s had it in his hands for a good few days now and has been kind enough to send us his thoughts. He also …

BQ Aquarius E5 – Unboxing

I’m going to start with a brief bit of background. Those of you who visit the site regularly will be aware that I have had the chance to test the BQ Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. I was using the phone for a short time and something with it …

Pebble Time – Hands-on

I have one. That is all see you later! Only joking… :) I am now a proud owner of the brand new Pebble Time and I thought I would share some of my thoughts about it. I’ve now had it for a couple of days. Bear with me …

BlackBerry Passport – Initial Hands On

Over the years I’ve played about with a variety of phones running fledging mobile OS’s. Be it Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, Firefox OS or even Ubuntu Phone. For the last week or so I’ve been using the BlackBerry Passport and I’m loving it. The BlackBerry Passport is a …

MWC – Hands on with the Asus Zenfone 2

Whilst I was trying to find the Asus Zenfone Zoom I found a whole stand of Zenfone 2 phones to have a play with, the Zenfone 2 is a great looking piece of kit, equipped with a 64 bit Quad CoreIntel chip, a fancy design and a rear …

Nexus 9 – Hands on

I was recently invited to London to get hands on with some new devices made by HTC. The main device that everyone wanted to get their hands on was of course the Nexus 9 tablet. A tablet from HTC. This is something we’ve waiting a long time for as …

Huawei Ascend P7 hands on.

Here is a quick selection of hands-on photos from the event in Paris. Don’t forget that you can get full Huawei P7 details in my earlier post. I will get an unboxing video up later on today, but until then enjoy! As you can see it is lovely …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Unboxing

There’s more pre-order deals than you can shake a stick out there. The S5 is a device we’ve been tracking for some while now. We got a hands on with the device minutes after it was released, but it’s now arriving in stores, so here’s an unboxing video …

HTC One (M8) hands-on

We were at the HTC event in London today and, with the press area so busy and loud, we really couldn’t get proper shots. Luckily enough we were given a handset to take away and review for the next few weeks. The device was announced and available on …

LG G Flex – Picture special

Yes, we know, we only looked at this last week and we even had someone on the stand squashing the thing but it’s arrived here at Coolsmartphone HQ so I figured it was time for just a few more photos. Coming to EE here in the UK it …

Nokia X Series – Hands on

Dan has already brought you lots of information into the Nokia foray into Android here but I’ve just been running around their stand to get some early hands-on video and photos for you. What we have here is three new Android phones from Nokia. They’re colourful, a little chunky …

Hands on with Acer Liquid Z4

A few days ago Acer announced two new smartphones just before Mobile World Congress. The Liquid Z4 was a low to mid range phone for those people who like using the internet and social media on the go. We just went to the Acer event before the official …