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Why I have gone back to an iPad

Those of you who have been reading on the site for a looong time will remember that I started with a review of how things were on the iPad with iOS 5 Beta. That was on an iPad 2, I believe and it was the last large iPad …

Acer Iconia Tab10 – Review

It has been a few weeks now since the latest Acer tablet arrived on my desk at Coolsmartphone towers. In that time I have been using it as my main day-to-day device for media consumption. I have not really been using it for very much in the way of work …

MWC – Lenovo Tab3 series. Hands on.

Lenovo had a slightly smaller presence at MWC this year. but nonetheless we still went out to see them and to see what other new products they were announcing. Phone-wise we have already seen most of their stuff for this year. That is taken care of under the …

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 …

Pixel C – was it meant to be a Chromebook?

There are some stories doing the rounds at the moment about the Pixel C. They aren’t just reviews and first impressions, but about the origins of the tablet. Let me explain. We know that the Pixel line has long been attributed to Google’s own high-end Chromebook range, and …

Could we see a Pixel C launch next week? I hope so.

The rumour train has once again stopped by at Coolsmartphone Towers. It dropped off the usual detritus, however, whilst sifting through the rubbish we found this thread of info about the recently discussed Pixel C Android tablet. Dutch website tweakers.net are stating that Google plans to open the …

IFA – Acer Predator gaming tablet

Acer didn’t just have phones to release at the their event during IFA, they also unveiled the Predator Gaming Tablet… This is a very unique proposition. It is a tablet that has been designed primarily for gaming. It runs Android 5.1 on an Intel Atom X7 and is …

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung Electronics have announced the global launch of the Galaxy Tab S2, which Samsung state is the “most immersive” Samsung tablet to-date. There’s a 9.7″ 2048×1536 (QXGA) Super AMOLED screen, 4G connectivity, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel shooter and it’s powered by Android 5.0. This is all powered …

Jide Remix Tablet will be made

The Jide Remix tablet that I mentioned the other day will indeed now be made and shipped to the US, EU and for this here writer, most importantly the UK. To celebrate this I want to share a great video done by Brad Linder of Liliputing that shows …

Remix Ultra Tablet on Kickstarter UPDATE

What do you get if you take a Surface 2 and combine it with 3 ex Googlers, determined to make Android productive? The Remix Ultra by Jide is the answer. Today the industrious guys at Jide are looking to release this Tablet to the US market under a …

MWC – Dell and their Skinny tablet

Dell are here at MWC 2015 and whilst some of you may be thinking that it is odd for this to be case it isn’t really. The reason why it is not that odd is that although they are currently not making phone hardware, Dell still have massive …

MWC – Lenovo new tablet range demo and hands on

Lenovo have been busy at MWC 2015 and have launched the updates to their mid-tier Android Tablet range and a new Windows 8.1 entry-level tablet. I have already covered the tablets in a previous article here so we will just dive straight in with the video demo of …

MWC – Lenovo announce some new tablets

Lenovo didn’t have an event today but it did not stop them from announcing the launch of two new tablets, in their mid tier non Yoga range. I reviewed the Tab A8 recently and found that I was fighting above its weight so there is absolutely now reason …

MWC – Nokia Event

With Nokia now now longer able to make phones due to the agreement with Microsoft I am not really sure what to expect here . I am hoping to see the European availability of Nokia N1 annonced and an update to Z Launcher. Hopefully there will be a …

Podcast 94 – One tablet to rule them all

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Garry and Ronnie. This week topics revolved around the Huawei Ascend P7 event that Garry went to the other week, the upcoming LG G3 event, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and Prime rumours, me trying to not be …

Silver surfers are taking a different kind of tablet

Telecoms regulator Ofcom have released their yearly report into the way we use our mobiles and media. In the last year, there’s been a 42% increase in older people using mobile devices. Some 17% of these people (aged 65-and-over) have used a tablet, which compares to just 5% …

Christmas, online.

The festive season is definitely a good time to “people watch”. On Christmas Day you’ll see tablets and smartphones getting unwrapped and, as the new owners get online, you’ll see a surge of traffic onto major websites around the internet. This year and last I have witnessed a …

Twitter (finally) releases Android/Samsung tablet app

     A mere 34 months after the launch of Motorola Xoom, Twitter have finally released a tablet friendly version of their Android app. Tragically, in its current guise, it’s exclusively a Samsung tablet app. It’s a state of affairs that highlights everything wrong with Android on tablets, …

How big is too big?

Big phones or small tablets, the oversized phone scene is increasingly becoming a complicated arena. With the announcement of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra yesterday it got me wondering just how big you can really go, what consumers actually want and what suppliers think we want. Deep stuff …

The term “Phablets” becomes mainstream

You know that moment when a buzzword is adopted by more than just a few people and it “sticks”? Well, that moment appears to have happened for phablets. They’re too big to be phones and a little too small to be called tablets, so “phablets” is juuuuussst right. …