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Amazon Prime Now launched in London

Amazon have launched a new service.  For those with Amazon Prime membership (£79.99 per year), you can now order selected Amazon products and have them delivered to specified locations within central London within … one hour. Prime is an increasingly attractive option: not only do you get

LG G4 Event – Tune in live, right here.

Afternoon all. If you’ve been following our coverage of the LG handsets and devices, then you may be aware that there’s a rather large launch happening this afternoon in London. Leaker Evan Blass, who’s know a freelance writer-for-hire, seems to have already confirmed the LG G4 specs,

Reduce your London cab ride cost – Share the bill with SPLYT

Honestly it seems like we’re getting some sort of taxi app every week here at Coolsmartphone HQ. Today it’s the turn of SPLYT, who’ve raised our eyebrows by offering shared taxi fares to reduce the cost of getting around and 99p rides for a week, beginning next

I feel the need, the need for speed

You may remember how EE signed a 6 year deal to push the latest tech into the Wembley stadium. EE will be bathing the stadium in enhanced 4G, fast WiFi and NFC mobile payments. Of late though, they’ve gone a bit nuts with their speed trials. Using

Quick and easy taxi rides – Addison Lee app reviewed

So you’d like a taxi and you’re in London. There is, if we’re honest, quite a selection of options. One company making a name for themselves (since 1975 no less) is Addison Lee. They offer a guaranteed car at peak times and pick up in under 10

Real-world testing – EE LTE-Advanced in London

EE recently announced the launch of their upgraded LTE-Advanced network here in London. This runs at a maximum of 300Mbps with real-world max speeds of 150Mbps promised and a realistic 90Mbps during the day. Vodafone also launched their service in London with the same speed expected. But

WiFi on the London Underground, now in 150 stations

Remember when people said that WiFi on Tube stations was too costly and difficult to install? That the age and complexity of the transportation system would be a nightmare to overcome? Now we have 150 stations in the network with WiFi switched on and, whilst it’s a

London to get 5G Mobile Networks by 2020

It’s been reported today that the well known tech guru & London Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged that London will cement its reputation as a ‘Tech Capital’ of the world by pushing ahead with plans to introduce high speed ‘5G’ mobile data networks by the year 2020.

New HTC One available to buy minutes after announcement

The Telegraph is reporting that the all-new (and heavily-leaked) HTC One (M8) will be available just a few moments after the launch a week today. If true, this could mean a major coup for HTC because it’ll be available in shops before the Samsung Galaxy S5 on

Real world Three 4G testing

If you’re here in the UK and use Three, you will no doubt be excited by the thought of free 4G access. Three, unlike many others, won’t charge extra for 4G access. Tweets are going out today from some happy customers stating they’re now seeing 4G on

Just what were you doing on Christmas morning?

Every now and then, usually when I’m just falling asleep, I have mad ideas for the site. I tried to stick a smartphone to my car once to try and create a cheap version of the GoPro sports camera. It didn’t work. The phone fell off somewhere

HTC proves that the streets of London ARE paved in gold

HTC have gone all festive by err.. paving an entire cobbled street in gold this Christmas. It’s all to promote the HTC One in Gold. If you’ve been to a pantomime recently then you may have heard Dick Whittington say that the streets of London are paved

Londoners see big speed improvements thanks to 4G, but EE still leads

RootMetrics have been busy testing the performance of EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three. They’ve done 86,000 speed tests and London has shown some great speeds from EE. EE customers in the London area received speeds which were around 10MBps faster than any other operator. The average download

Nokia Event Live! – London 14th

We are here at the Nokia event in London ready to see the next Lumia flagship phone and have all our questions answered such as what will it look like, what will it do and when can we get one! Below is a liveblog from inside the

Live at EE event in London

We have been invited to The Royal Institution – Science in London where EE have an announcement to make around their 4G network here in the UK. There has been little information leak out about what this event is for and the only bit of information on the press

O2 goes deep, deep, down.

So, a quick tally. If you use the London Underground then you’ll know that there’s a number of options for getting online through the WiFi system that’s provided by Virgin Media. EE, Orange and T-Mobile are all signed up in partnership agreements, so if you’re a customer

Apposing acquire Swipe and Tap

Liverpool-based mobile and digital creative studio Apposing have acquired London app company Swipe and Tap. Known for creating apps for company’s such as Nando’s and Carphone Warehouse; this acquisition marks an expansion to Camden Town for Apposing and amplifies the studio’s London presence and support for their city

The big HTC Event

The huge HTC event kicks off tomorrow and, as usual, we’ll be on site with the latest shots and video from the event. To bring you up to speed, we’re all kinda expecting the HTC M7 to become the HTC One, and there’s heavy rumours of an

HTC throw down the gauntlet – MWC is go

HTC is up to something. Barcelona and the huge Mobile World Congress event is now just weeks away. It’s going to be bigger than ever and the competition to have your new phone hitting headlines is fierce. In those few days at MWC there’s press release after