Author: Coolsmartphone Staff

Wrappz.com custom skins

I have recently been looking around for a new look for my, now 12 month old, iPhone 5 and stumbled across wrappz.com. Wrappz.com make custom cases and skins for LOADS of different devices such as phones, tablets, laptops and even hockey sticks! The process of creating your masterpiece …

Thoughts on the iPad event – Opinion

Apple announced a plethora of new software and hardware at its event on Tuesday. While we don’t really cover laptops and desktops, there still plenty of mobile goodies to discuss. iPad Air As a massive iPad fan, I was particularly looking forward to seeing what the iPad 5 …

Apple announce Retina iPad Mini

Alongside yesterday’s iPad Air reveal, Apple also announced the long-awaited Retina iPad Mini. Apple’s smaller iPad no suffers in comparisons to the higher resolution displays on much cheaper tablets like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX. Alongside the new  display, Apple have also seen fit to throw in …

Apple announces the iPad Air

Here it is. The newly announced iPad Air. New name aside, it’s pretty much exactly what we expected for a new full sized iPad. This year’s flagship iPad apes the iPad Mini design from last year. The bezels are smaller, it’s a full pound lighter and much thinner …

HTC working on a smartwatch and possibly even a tablet?

It seems like an age since HTC ventured into tablet territory, the last effort was the long forgotten HTC Flyer. Sadly it was the company’s one and only tablet, and HTC stated that they would only return if they could develop a tablet that would “shake up the …

Next Stop…Who Knows!

The world of smartphones never ceases to evolve, even if the pace of the innovations may have slowed a little. The big question is where next for smartphones? We have pretty much established who the key players are in the marketplace and although we do have choices of …

A Thing of Beauty!

Everyone loves a bit of individuality. We see it every day all around us, our clothes our accessories and now, even our smartphones are an extension of our personalities. Whether we admit it or not we all like a touch of something that differentiates us from the crowd …

Ubuntu A Winner?

    More famed as a Linux Distro, Ubuntu dared to venture into the Android & Apple dominated world of smartphone operating systems. By the looks of the demonstration videos I have seen so far it looks quite a refreshing venture! Yesterday Ubuntu announced the availability of a …

Halloween themed 3D Printed iPhone cases

Do you remember last year we reviewed a custom 3D Printed Coolsmartphone iPhone 5 case? Well, the company who printed it for us, Sculpteo, have some Halloween themed cases you can personalise and get printed for your iPhone. I’m not the biggest fan of Halloween, but these cases …

Google let slip an official Nexus 5 Press image

Well, here it is. The Google Nexus 5 You’ve seen it in the official Android Kit Kat reveal video. But here is an official Press Shot direct from Google. It’s now gone from the Google servers, but I think we can all take this as confirmation of the …

Tesco Mobile launches 4G

Tesco Mobile have just announced their 4G offering. With the slightly cheeky tag line of “cheapest premium on the market”, 4G on Tesco’s Mobile will cost you an extra £2.50 a month on top of your current contract. This 4G premium can be added at any time, or …

Wow Wee Xaiomi!

To the average person Xaiomi would mean nothing but a bunch of letters that shouldn’t be put together. Surely it’s just a word designed to hurt your tongue> But Xaiomi, a Chinese Manufacturer of some truly wonderful handsets, just announced they have sold out of their latest and …

Flex? Round? Neither?

The Galaxy Round & the LG Flex. Is it me or does it seem that over excited employees at Samsung & LG who cracked the curved screen conundrum have released seemingly “pointless” handsets? In my head it’s a battle of two warring nerd’s hell-bent on outdoing each other! …

Aviate – The launcher we’ve all been waiting for?

Homescreen launchers! You only have to search the Play Store to be presented with an abundance of them! So many seem to be the same so when one comes along to breathe life into a overly congested category you can be sure it will be a hit! Meet …

HTC Wandering into The Amazon?

It saddens me to see HTC struggling to post a profit these days, especially when they bring to the table handsets like the HTC One. It goes to show what a mammoth marketing budget like Apple & Samsung have can do for an organisations fortunes. So, if HTC …

Tesco Hudl Review

It would seem that they are all jumping on the bandwagon.  It started with Amazon and the Kindle Fire who had the place to themselves until Tesco came along with their Hudl and it was announced yesterday that Argos are to start selling their own version of an …

They’re back with a new tablet – The LG G PAD 8.3

After a pretty big gap, LG are back once again (like the Renegade Master) with a tablet. So, either in the black or white corner (depending on your shade preference), weighing in at 338 grams we have the LG G PAD 8.3. It’s powered by a Qualcomm 1.7GHz …

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, …

Tesco Hudl Initial Impressions

Tesco have worked quite hard in the recent past to increase their digital offering.  They have bought Blinkbox for video streaming, We7 for music streaming and Mobcast for digital books.  They have created Clubcard TV and merged their acquisitions in order to create an all in one streaming …