Author: Coolsmartphone Staff

HTC July sales sink a little further…

HTC (Quietly Brilliant, if a little too quiet it appears), have had some rather good sales figures for Q2 and we all think they’re on their way up again and then bam something goes wrong. This time it’s their July 2014 revenue figures. The company has reported its …

Only 1 in 3 secure their smartphones

You’re in danger. In fact, your personal life is in danger according to a survey of 5000 people by Tiger Mobiles.  It reveals that only 1 in 3 people actually use some sort of security on their lock screen. Over half of the people not using any sort …

Nokia Lumia 635.. 4G for under £120

  I have been lucky enough to borrow Lumia 635 to use for a few weeks to see how it fares up as one of the cheapest 4G phones around. I ditched my current and only 2-day-old LG G3 to spend a few days with the Lumia 635 …

Google Now helps with your Hotel Stay

As we know Google Now is growing what seems like every day, new features get added and they find new ways to help us get through the day with the right information we need at the right time. So Google has added a new feature to Google Now …

O2 Lumia 1520 Cyan Upadate now AVAILABLE

Despite what the Nokia Availability site  says, the Cyan Update for Windows Phone 8.1 is out now on O2 at least. Since early July I have been using the “Settings & Phone Update” option to check and this morning it paid off. After a small Nokia Update I was …

Sony Xperia C3 – The best selfie smartphone in the world…

Sony’s rumour has just become reality. The new Xperia C3 selfie smartphone has arrived. The phone comes with a 5.5″ IPS display running at a 720p resolution with lots of Bravia trickery and camera technology inside. The Xperia C3 is a 4G LTE phone but the major difference …

Microsoft next to release a Smartwatch

According to reports Microsoft are reportedly jumping on the wearable’s bandwagon and releasing a smartwatch in the autumn. Tom’s Hardware has reported that the watch is going to be released in October, later than originally expected when it was originally talked about, but could coincide with the suspected launch …

Lumia 635 Available in the UK from 3rd July.

Microsoft Devices have today announced that the Lumia 635 will be available in the UK for purchase from the 3rd July for a price of £119.99. It will be available on Vodafone, EE, 3, Phones4U, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco and Amazon.   The 635 is designed to be a …

EU Reduces Roaming Charges Cap yet again

Are you planning on taking a trip to one of our fellow EU Countries this summer? Well if you are you’re in for a treat. The EU has managed to reduce roaming charges yet again to help us all save a few pennies when we travel in the …

Oppo Find 7 Pre Orders Open Now! Go Go Go!

We’ve been waiting for what seems like a lifetime for this phone, but finally after all this time it’s avaliable to pre order. The Oppo Find 7 is avaliable from the Oppo Store and priced at 479 Euros.  It’s avaliable in the Astro Black or the White. The phone …

Nexus 7 (2013 Edition) Deal – Only £86.70

We all love a bargain don’t we. Well luckily we have a great one for you. Currently The Sun have a special offer on where if you subscribe to their “Sun Plus” service for 1 year (£86.70) they will give you a free Google Nexus 7 (2013 Edition). …

Top tips to help you afford the latest gadgets

Here at Coolsmartphone we’ve already had a look at the cheaper smartphones and we’re always quick to let you guys know if there’s a good deal online. However, let’s be honest, for the most part phones are an expensive habit. The old way of getting a handset used …

LG’s G Watch Specs have been leaked. Check them out.

Another day and another leak for the LG G Watch… One of LG’s worst kept secrets now.  @UpLeaks have got hold of the specifications for the LG G Watch which is expected now to be available on the 7th July possibly making an appearance at Google IO this month. …

Google Now… Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Google Now is slowly getting cleverer and cleverer as the days go by as Google learns more about our life. It wasn’t that long ago when the only uses were a few voice commands and even then you were really lucky if you got what you wanted. Since …

Cyanogenmod 11 M7 Snapshot is released

In the early hours of this morning my phone beeped, it was letting me know the latest CyanogenMod 11 M7 ROM was released and ready for download. So if your one of the lucky folks with one of the 50 different devices supported now and running the os …

Google Distribution May 2014

Another month, another android distribution chart to see how fragmented widely distributed the android versions are so far.  If you check out the chart above you’ll see a few changes since last month. Mainly the absence of Android 3 honeycomb, which now has dropped below 0.1% of devices, …

Apple WWDC 2014 Run Down

Well it’s been another eventful evening from the Apple Camp…  They have launched a steady stream of new apps, services and SDK’s for developers over at WWDC today.  Here’s a quick rundown of the most exciting new features for iOS8 for consumers and developers: Interactive Notifications – Heading more …

BBC iPlayer update for Android & IOS

Not long after we had the news about Windows Phone getting a nice update to BBC iPlayer, we see another press release from the BBC to tell us about the updated Android and iOS version. This seems to follow on from the smart TV update in March, so …

More TV on WP. Grab ITV Player

ITV have added a free streaming app for Windows Phone. The ITV Player version 1.0.0.0 is available now and has live TV from ITV1, ITV2 ITV3 ITV4 and CITV. You can watch previously aired programmes too, and these are available for up to 30 days. The app also includes …

BBC update iPlayer for Windows Phone

The BBC have announced a major update to the iPlayer app for Windows Phone.  This update swiches to and adaptive bitrate player to better handle varing connection speeds. The have added the ability to watch programs with subtitles and at last LIVE TV! You can get the app …