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Selling a phone. My eBay experience.

A little story for you. It’s about eBay. At times, I really hate using it. My old phone, an LG G4, was recently sold on eBay and I’ve had some “issues” with the transaction. This has happened in the past, and I’m sure there’s some of you out …

O2 having signal problems

It appears O2 is having a rough time this evening. The network says it is having intermittent problems affecting some of its customers in various parts of the country including London and Birmingham. You can see from their with their own status checker that there’s a number of …

Don’t worry, Sky Go and Now TV is back!

A couple of days ago BBC iPlayer, Sky Go and NOW TV packed up for iOS users. The reason behind this seems a little mysterious, with a temporary work-around involving setting the date back a day, but that’d cause other issues trying to get onto the App Store. …

New Xperia update causing WiFi problems

The Xperia Z in the Coolsmartphone office recently got updated to Android 4.3 but, shortly after, we noticed that the Sony Smartwatch 2 no longer worked. It seems we’re not the only ones, with the Xperia Care website now bubbling over with similar comments. It seems that, post …

Three data offline across the UK

We’re receiving reports that the Three network here in the UK has experienced a pretty large issue. Several people have contacted us to say that their data connectivity isn’t working or even being presented. Some are saying that it began to fail last night. We’ve contacted Three for …

HTC in crisis – Daniel Lazarides to leave

Another day, another story about the continuing and rapid changes in HTC. We’re now up to the ninth resignation from the top-ranking staff, and it comes from Daniel Lazarides, Worldwide Communications Lead for Social Marketing at HTC. He is actually based here in the UK and used to …

The fire storm at HTC continues

Something really bad is happening at HTC. The America office is rapidly emptying as Directors, Vice Presidents and Managers depart with alarming speed. We already know that the following people have left or are reported to have left.. – Eric Lin, Product Strategy Manager – John Starkweather, Director …

iPhone 5 users reporting battery issues on iOS 6.0.2

A number of users are reporting shorter battery life after applying the new update to the iPhone 5. Apple released iOS 6.0.2 to the public on Tuesday, the update was to correct Wi-Fi issues on the new iPhone and iPad mini. Since its release, a number of users …

Nokia share price takes a dive. The compartments are flooding.

What happened there exactly? Out came Nokia, all guns blazing, with two very respectable handsets. Earlier, they had spent the morning telling people to “#SWITCH” and that they were about to feast on Android… Breakfast in New York on a big day for us! Today we dine on …

RIM Reports operating loss, jobs to go

Overnight Research In Motion (RIM) announced “significant” job cuts and has warned it will make a loss in the latest quarter. Chief Exec, Thorsten Heins, stated that… The on-going competitive environment is impacting our business in the form of lower volumes and highly competitive pricing dynamics in the …

Android adverts – How do you deal with them?

I’ve been accused of being an Android fan. To be honest, that might be true, but it wasn’t always this way. When I attended the HTC Hero launch I was a firm Windows Mobile fan and actually walked out of the launch before it had finished. Then HTC …

How the blind use smartphones

Have you ever looked in the Accessibility options on your phone? There’s a load of options that you’ve probably never really tried. However, for those with eyesight problems these options are invaluable and this YouTube video from Tommy Edison shows how he uses his iPhone 4S to communicate …

Some rather urgent news

We have a bit of a problem. It’s an issue we get every year in February whilst covering the Mobile World Congress, but this year it’s one we can’t get around. Our coverage of the event means a massive hike in traffic. In years past we’ve seen bandwidth …

Xperia S losing power, even when plugged in?

Now, don’t get us wrong, we know that the USB port on your laptop or PC isn’t the most ideal place to put your phone if you need a quick battery charge. It will, at best, provide a “trickle charge” but isn’t as good as the usual wall …

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 …

iPhone 4S battery issues – the saga continues

The ‘battery life’ issue which many users have experienced – in which you moved from a 3GS or iPhone4 that could cope with a single daily charge, to an iPhone 4S that needs a minimum of two charges to make it through a full day of heavy use …

Nokia Lumia battery issues to be addressed

Got yourself a Nokia 800? If you read our review and bought yourself one then you might have a few battery issues. We’ve not been swamped with emails moaning about it, but Nokia have confirmed that there’s a potential problem… On Monday 12 December some of our customers …