Tag: smartphones

Show Posts in

HTC U11 now available on giffgaff

Want the squeezy HTC U11 network unlocked, on the giffgaff where you can adjust your monthly cost as you require? Head to giffgaff where they’re stocking the “Amazing Silver” or “Sapphire Blue” version right now. We’ve got full details on the HTC U11 so, when you’ve checked the …

Why is wireless charging not more popular?

Our smartphones are like our own personal assistants. They help remind us of the things we usually forget. They help us record beautiful memories we experience every single day. And of course, they help us get in touch and stay connected with our loved ones. Your smartphone helps …

Mobile World Congress 2016 from Coolsmartphone

Hello again. You may remember that we recently asked for your help to get to Mobile World Congress. Usually, when we head over to Barcelona, we’ll have a sponsor or two helping us out, but this year we had a number of problems which basically meant that we …

It’s so funny, how we don’t talk anymore.

It’s Christmas, and you’ll all have probably witnessed the traffic, parking problems and busy stores that are always connected with the festive period. Many of us, for many very valid reasons, have decided to shift a lot of this shopping online. It’s simple, it’s quick and it’s a …

March Markdown – A gadget-lovers paradise.

As you’ll know, I have a weakness for looking at the handsets and gadgets that you can’t get on the high street. A perfect example is the Atongm W008 watch that I reviewed this morning. At the moment Gearbest are knocking down prices even further with their “March …

Podcast 128 – Is Project Ara the most exciting thing ever?

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were Craig, Garry and Leigh. This weeks topics revolved around MWC, Pebble and their teaser, Craig and his Motorola Droid Turbo, Garry amazingly not buying more tablets in preparation for MWC, Leigh and his LG G3, …

HTC M9 leaks… yet again

HTC seems to be having a problem keeping a lid on things recently. As a result the HTC M9 has been leaking like a burst dam during monsoon season. I honestly have not seen this many leaks for any other phone that doesn’t have an Apple logo on …

Welcome to 2015

With a lot of you no doubt nursing a very sore head I’ll try and keep this fairly brief. A lot of sites are already mentioning what’s “Next” and what to look out for in the new year, but I wanted to check with the important people who …

The times, they are a-changing

This morning Phones 4u stores up and down the country have closed their doors. They have effectively been blocked from trading by their suppliers. If you operated lots of ice-cream vans but all the suppliers of ice-cream refused to supply you, you’d be pretty much out of business. …

What’s next for innovation?

Innovation is a much abused word these days, manufacturers toss the word around like many other clichéd words and phrases in their press releases and promotional materials, sales reps blurt it out regarding every last tiny feature whatever they are trying to sell has. Even I’m contributing to …

Podcast 95 – the laser assisted camera edition

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Dan, Nirave and Ronnie. You may have noticed that LG announced their latest flagship phone, the G3. Needless to say that as both Nirave and I were at the event things are going to be based around the …

Gaming and social networks are a priority for mobile users

Mobile users in the USA are spending more and more time on their devices than ever before, with gaming and social networks as their priority according to a report by Flurry. In March of last year, research found that users spent an average of 2 hours and 38 …

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 CMO. …

There’s gold in them thar.. err.. Smartphones

Now, I’m not going to talk about those trade-in websites that’ll offer you a few quid for your mobile. I’m actually going to talk about those slightly different websites that constantly ask whether you’ve got any gold.  Me, I know the answer already. I’ve got no gold. I …

Nokia Normandy could this be the replacement for the Asha range?

So. over the last few weeks the interwebs have been getting in all sorts of a muddle over a phone called the Nokia Normandy. This phone is purportedly Nokia’s Android handset. What? Nokia running Android? Yep, you read that right. It is believed that the boys and girls …

The future of mobile data – a lot more, a lot quicker

We’ve been having a poke around the Vodafone blog recently. We’ve done this mainly because they stuck £4000 in our hands and told us too*, but there’s some pretty interesting posts about the future of smartphones and the networks they run on. In this post the Vodafone UIK …

Smartphones. What have we done to ourselves?

Hello Monday morning. This is a strange article for me, because it actually criticises the very thing I love and write about on a daily basis. The other day I was in Pizza Hut. Classy huh? I spotted two people come in and they sat directly in my …

Opinion: A naked phone, to be or not to be?

Morning dear reader, I come to you this morning with a question, Do you use a case or do you keep your phone naked? It is a tricky one and one I myself deliberate about regularly. With the manufacturers spending millions (in some case’s) on design, pattern’s and …

Vertu Ti revealed: prepare to weep at the price tag

The Vertu Ti has been revealed today and whilst the smartphone looks like the Ferrari of the mobile world, it’ll actually cost you the price of  a small car to own it. To be exact, the Vertu Ti has a starting price of a whopping £6,700 and for …