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Token iPhone 7 article published in order to get traffic

Oh come on, let’s be honest. I’ve never seen so many websites writing so much bobbins about the iPhone 7 just to get more hits. Pah.. I’ll be honest. I’ve got a tiny bit of information for you and I’m going to… Publish it because, to be honest, …

Pre-orders start on the LG G5

Stop right there. Before you go any further, head to our LG G5 hands-on for the low-down on this new handset. It’s got a range of additional gadgets, an always-on screen and that trick rear camera assembly that’ll combine normal and wide-angle photos. First, the bad news, and …

£10 off those up-front prices this Bank Holiday

It’s a Bank Holiday here in the UK, so expect .. err… hot weather and barbeques. If we don’t get that then you can always head to the pub for “a quick one” and then wake up at 11AM on Monday with a very bad headache. If nothing …

The Coolsmartphone Podcast – Episode 80

Episode 80 of our podcast marks my return. Yes I’m back from my skiing trip and we’ve even managed to get ourselves a special guest this week. Joining me this week were Ian Furlong, Ronnie Whelan and Steve Litchfield (from All About Windows Phone). The topics this week …

The Coolsmartphone Podcast – Episode 71

Episode 71 marks one of those weeks where lots of nondescript stuff happens. Great stuff really for a podcast. Joining me this week were Ravi and Simon. This weeks topics included the following The ludicrous Microsoft Scroogled merchandise thing Our slightly longer term thoughts on the Nexus 5 …

91% of American adults now have a mobile phone

Over here in Europe we’ve become accustomed to everyone having a mobile handset.. maybe two..maybe three. In the US they were slow to start, but now ownership has hit 91% of adults, with Pew Research declaring that 56% of American adults have chosen a smartphone. The stats are …

Mobile World Congress – Get ready, we’re going large

In just over one week the first member of the CoolSmartPhone team will be arriving in sunny Barcelona to prepare for the chaos that is Mobile World Congress.  This year will be the biggest one so far for us here for a few reasons. First of all there …

Coolsmartphone Podcast – Episode 7

  It’s friday and that means its time for us to share another podcast with you. This week is a veritable variety bag of topics, including the LG Optimus 4x, the Huawei Ascend P1, 4G in the UK, Android Piracy and Dan has an announcement. This week your …

Ofcom to make 0800 numbers free, even from mobile networks

Here in the UK you can dial an 0800 number and it’ll be free. However, it’s only free if you’re using a landline. If you’re using a mobile phone you suddenly become all special and the networks delight in adding a fee for you to call it. The …

Don’t know how to text? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one

We get a few press releases and research results posted through our door here at Coolsmartphone towers. This one flashed up on our radar and well, we figured it was worth telling you about. The Geek Squad asked 1,837 people about their mobile phone usage and found that …

HSPA+ 42 Comes To Three

Three have posted on their blog this morning that “4G” is coming to the UK on their network (Three have now reworded this to state that this is HSPA+42 and NOT LTE to clear up any confusion). At home I get speeds of around 10Mbps off-peak times using …

One in ten primary school kids have an iPhone

It’s fair to say that we get lots of emails about surveys. This one, though, stood out quite a bit. A survey of 2000 parents of children aged 10 and under has revealed that 10% of kids own an iPhone. Shockingly, the survey also found that 10% of …

Android – With Intel Inside

Your next Android handset may well include an Intel chip inside after the company agreed a deal with Google. Atom CPU’s could pave the way to mobile success with future versions of Android working out-of-the-box on Intel chips. The CEO of Intel, Paul Otellini, stated that… The smartphone …