Author: Coolsmartphone Staff

Loyalty. Part 2.

As promised, here is the follow up to my earlier post, full of intrigue, drama, secretive phone calls, dead drop messages and information…

Avete un cellulare Android?

Do you have an Android Handset?  Well, the title is the Italian for that phrase… You see, myself and Miss T are off to Italy for the week and being a geek, I want to do as much as possible without resorting to a paper based guide book. …

A marriage made in heaven?

Although I’m an Android user I’ve had a good play around with Windows Phone 7 and have been extremely impressed with Microsoft’s new OS. Sure it’s missing some features but overall it looks stylish, is easy to use and in general just works. I prefer Android for the …

Twitter for Android 2.0

Twitter have just released a big update to their Android app. Version 2.0 brings a significant overhaul to the UI. Gone is the previous homescreen with it’s six icons, replaced by a standard timeline with a tabbed interface. The compose screeen has also been refreshed with icons for …

Does Loyalty Matter?

Loyalty.  It would seem that its a fluid state of affairs.  Certainly to a certain mobile network. I have two devices, one is my mobile, My HTC desire, and one is a data dongle almost at the end of the contract.  On the Desire, I have a ‘Loyalty’ …

New Valentine Box released for Cut the Rope

Fans of Chillingo’s iOS puzzler can rejoice as the plucky devs have today released a new set of levels for Cut the Rope. For those of you unfamiliar with this little Gem the aim, as you may have guessed, is to cut various ropes attached to a sweet …

iPlayer apps coming to iPad and Android this week

The BBC have announced today on their Internet Blog that their brand new iPlayer apps for Android and the iPad should available by the end of this week. While the iPad app has been long awaited, the news that the Android app will launch simultaneously has to be …

O2 UK confirm Experia Play!

O2 UK today confirmed the Experia Play will be coming to their network. Using their @o2 twitter feed, they also plugged the new commercial for the highly anticipated Sony Ericsson handset. No news yet on prices and plans, But with MWC shortly upon us, it surely only a …

Will NOKIA announce Windows Phone 7 partnership?

Rumours are rife that NOKIA may be announcing Windows Phone 7 as a partner, having previously partnered could it be that NOKIA are lining up the Windows platform for “a major platform shift” Although these rumours have been around for a while, what makes these more believable is …

White iPhone 4 – coming end of March (probably!)

This is one keeps on rumbling, but the LONG awaited white version of the iPhone 4 is now coming (honest), at the end of March. Apple’s official timeline remains as “Spring 2011”, but Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and a Pocket-lint.com tipster have now come out saying end of …

SonyEricsson Arc coming to Three

Three have announced on their blog that they will be selling the new SonyEricsson Arc soon. No exact details on the the timing yet, but the handset is due out in April, so sounds like Three will have it from launch. It will be available on Three’s fabulous …

Google Maps 5.1, now with Check ins for Latitude

Google have just updated Google Maps for Android to version 5.1. The major updates all centre around Latitude, it’s location based service. Taking a leaf out of foursquare’s book, you can now check in to various locations to let your friends know exactly where you are. Google have …

LG Optimus 3D Pictured

Various Android Sites are reporting the first sighting of the new LG Optimus 3D.  It is widely expected that LG will unveil their first 3D smart phone at MWC next month, the device borrows some styling from the Optimus Black and Optimus 2x, with a Phandroid source describing …

Get Gingerbread on your HTC Desire now

If  you’ve gotten a bit tired of the usual wait for Android updates and are a bit more technically minded why not get your Desire running Gingerbread now. I’ve been using a great custom ROM for about a month now and have been enjoying the new features that …

SonyEricsson LiveView update now available

We did review of the SonyEricsson LiveView before Christmas, and it was not without its teething problems – especially around connections. Sony promised an early update, and true to their word they have now released it. The release promises much improved connections, improved compatibility with 3rd party phones, …

New year, new Apple class action

So with antenna gate hanging over Apple in 2010, the tech giant could have been forgiven for thinking new year new start, but not so! Welcome everyone to 2011’s Glassgate, This latest action revolves around Donald LeBuhn who is suing apple because when his daughter dropped his iPhone …

Facebook updates Android app

Facebook have just updated their Android app on the market. New improvements include the addition of deals, chat and push notifications. Its great to see the Chat functionality finally being added, especially as iOS has had this feature for some time already. Facebook deals provides access to savings …

Google spill the beans on Android 3.0 Platform Highlights

Google have released a few more details on Honeycomb and the new features it will bring to the party. The Platform Highlights page elaborates a little more on new UI additions like the new System Bar and Action Bar as well the improved task switcher for multitasking and …

More on the Facebook phone – Blackberry killer?

After yesterday’s rumours of Facebook phones, more information is coming out. BGR have a tipster that was part of a focus group for what could be the Facebook phone, with more details of what could be in store. The phone will be cloud based and location aware – …

HTC Facebook phones coming?

A Facebook phone has been rumoured for sometime, but it now looks as though two might be coming. The rumours are the HTC are responsible and will be presenting two Android based devices at MWC, with Facebook pushed to the fore. Given HTC’s excellent work on integrating Facebook into …