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LG G2 Mini to be released in April

MWC was crazy this year, with dozens of new devices being announced, the rear button equipped LG G2 Mini being one of them. LG have come out and said that they’re going to release it in April. So not long to wait if your wanting a budget

New Moto X due late summer?

We’ve seen the Moto X already, but after we met Lenovo at Mobile World Congress we had to ask about Motorola. The team at Lenovo were being pretty cagey about their Motorola intentions, merely stating that there were a number of contracts and legal hurdles that needed

MWC – Behind the scenes 2014

Yes, I say this every year but I’ll say it again. You may think it’s a glamorous trip, but in reality you’re trapped in a building the size of an airport and you almost forget you’re in Barcelona. It could be Birmingham, where I spotted these signs

New Lenovo tricks in action

During our time with Lenovo last week we got chance to have a look at a couple of software additions that you’ll find on their new handsets. The first is SHAREit – which is an app you can download on iPhone and Android. It’s an incredibly simple

Podcast 83 – The Nokia week

It has been a big week if you are a fan of Nokia and a fan of leaks and rumours, so who better to have on as our special guest this week Jim O’Brien from Nokia News Ireland. Joining me and Jim this week were Ian and

How long before we get a dual-screen tablet?

Amazingly I’ve still not unpacked my Mobile World Congress, but the innovations I saw on devices like the YotaPhone have stuck with me. This year my flight had relaxed the rules on electronic gadgets, and you can use them – albeit in flight mode – from gate

Oppo Find 7 to come with two screen resolutions

As you may or may not know, here at Coolsmartphone we are big fans of Oppo phone’s, our writers have owned both the Find 5 and the N1, and we are all eagerly awaiting the upcoming flagship the Find 7. Following rumours that the 7 with come

Up close – The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

Last week was the first time I’d seen the Lenovo Yoga Tablet. The 8″ version has been kicking around for a bit but this is the new 10″ version. To be honest I was really impressed with the design of this and how good it looks. The

Lenovo S850 Hands on

I’ve given the S850 a separate article as it’s totally different to the S660 and S860 we looked at earlier. In Barcelona we met up with Lenovo and, out of the three new S-range devices they’d announced, this S850 impressed me the most. It’s perhaps the most

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

Lenovo S860 and S660 Hands-on

We were lucky enough to have a chat with the Lenovo boys in Barcelona last week, and had chance to play with all of their new devices. The S860 forms part of their “hero” range and comes with a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).

MWC – What’s in my bag?

I’ve seen a lot of these articles and, looking around the hordes of press people today it all seems to be a pretty similar setup. Usually it involves a MacBook Air, some camera equipment, a phone, another phone, possibly a tablet. So after heading to my makeshift

Oppo tease the Find 7, throws down the gauntlet to Samsung

We’ve all seen the Samsung Galaxy S5 and I’m already getting tired of websites calling it “disappointing” (even though it’s not, and will sell by the bucket-load). Oppo, however, have just released an image which basically states that their upcoming Find 7 will be better than the

Acer S2 does 4K at MWC OK

This is the Acer Liquid S2. It’s a monster of a device and I’ve carried around Barcelona for the past few days. It comes equipped with a 6″ Full HD IPS screen at 1920×1080 (368PPI) and has a rather smooth zero gap display with a curved Gorilla

Jolla – Different, in a good way

Stefano Mosconi is the Chief Information Officer for Jolla. I sat down with him here at Mobile World Congress and he’s an instantly likeable guy, being both open and honest about the product he’s helped to create. Our very own Aran was one of the first to

Want to see the next big thing? It’s right here

Sure, those big stands are OK. The companies at them have spend colossal sums of money to be here in Barcelona to push their products, but I personally prefer to go to those smaller stands where there’s just a monitor and a guy standing under it trying

Want the Yota experience without buying a new phone? You can.

In Hall 7 there’s a company called Oaxis. If you’re liked the Yotaphone we showed you, you’ll like this. It’s basically a cover for your iPhone 5/5s, Samsung Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note II which also has an e-ink screen on it. As is usual with e-ink,

HTC Desire 816 – Up close

HTC are being a little coy about this one. We can’t turn it on and there’s not many of them on the stand, but the new Desire looks pretty swish indeed. I managed to get a hands-on with the device and, although it’s not made from cool

Kazam! The octa-core Tornado and a peek inside the toy box

Want to start selling your own smartphone? It’s not easy, and the new kid on the block is Kazam. They appeared in June last year and wasted no time in getting several handsets and ranges out onto the market. I sat down with James Atkins, the Kazam