Author: Simon Allum

New iPod dock….but you may need a lot of room!

Its starting to feel like a branch of John Lewis around here lately, what with the news yesterday of an Aga with mobile capabilities, news now reaches us of a breakthrough in the highly technological world of ……sofas! DFS have launched their take on the iPod dock, the …

Coolsmartphone now an official supporter of 4G Britain.

      Here at Coolsmartphone we are always on the lookout for new technologies, innovations and companies that push the boundaries.  We have reported on new product launches, mobile conferences, new applications and new operating systems. It is for that reason we are extremely pleased to announce …

Massive EA Games iOS Sale

Now EA Games are at it. Following on from the Because we May sale, EA Games are offering some quite large discounts on several of their big name titles for iOS. These include Tetris, FIFA 12, Shift 2 Unleashed, Dead Space and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Lots more are on offer, even …

Android Still on the rise, Blackberry still on the drop.

A little while ago I posted regarding the loss of market share for Blackberry and how Android is gaining as the days and months go past. Well, these figures have been confirmed once again as IDC have published their latest figures for Quarter 1 2012 showing shipments and …

Google+ for Android Updated and Beautified

Google have today release an update for their social networking app, Google+. The app has now been updated and the following features have been added: Initiate a Hangout from the main menu Support for ringing hangout notification Support for post editing Messenger suggestions for people you may know …

Because we may – BIG game sale on Google Play

Starting earlier today, several developers have got together to celebrate the fact that they can set their own pricing when selling their wares online. The end result is that there are many games that have gone onsale with same rather big titles included. We believe that developers should have …

Grab a bargain – Grand Theft Auto III on Android

Android gaming is growing and with a target market of some 300 million + handsets running Google’s operating system is it not really a surprise! Now, Rockstar games is helping the gaming cause by putting Grand Theft Auto III on special offer and making it available for only …

Breaking: Google Wins Phase 2 of Patent Case

News just in from the courts of California says that Google has won the second phase its patent trial against Oracle. Oracle filed a suit in October 2010 alleging that Google’s Android operating system infringes on patents relating to its programming language Java.  Google responded by saying that …

Opinion: Handset Makers, Not Good enough, Must Try Harder

It is seven months since the launch of the latest incantation of Google’s mobile operating system,  Ice Cream Sandwich. Since October 19th 2011, there have been 3 revisions and the OS is now on version 4.0.4 Within a few days of the release of the SDK, ROMs started …

Samsung Galaxy SIII Pre-orders Top 9 Million

An interesting facet of the Samsung SIII hype before the official launch of the “New Galaxy” was the use of sheep.  It was said to be an attack on users of the iPhone and how the flock is followed. Well, it seems to have paid off and a …

HTC Handsets Released By US Customs

HTC Have confirmed that certain models of it handsets that have been held by US customs awaiting clearance have been released after last week warning of a delay in shipping. The HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE have both been subject to delays due to customs …

Sony ICS Updates Update!

Posts made on the Sony Xperia blog today reveal the latest information regarding Ice Cream Sandwich being released for both the UK versions of the Sony Tablet and the much vaunted Sony Xperia S. The Sony tablet rollout will start on 31st May with the Xperia S slated …

Lookout Mobile Security – In Depth.

I have been interested in technology since I first saw a teacher programming an old ZX80 when I was about 9 years old.  I remember sitting with my dad as he programmed his Commodore Amiga, the old PC’s in college that used the then massive 1.44mb floppy disk …

Do you own a ZTE Score M Handset, if so then you NEED to read this!!!

Here at Coolsmartphone Castle we have had word from Lookout Mobile Security of a major vulnerability affecting some ZTE handsets. Last week it was discovered that a number of ZTE Android mobile phones had a security hole. Specifically, some phones contain a poorly protected setuid shell that can be …

Sony Smart Wireless Headset Pro Arrives at Clove on 25th May

Added to my rather long “I want one of those” list is the new Smart Wireless Headset Pro. This universal accessory offers premium stereo sound, MP3 player, FM radio and an Android remote that displays messages, caller names, media titles and more. You can even call a contact …

Samsung Cares

Hands up.  Come on, admit it.  You think that mobile phone manufacturers are after one thing and one thing only, your hard earned money. Well, not Samsung.  No because Samsung Cares. At least, that is the name of their newly released app.  The app, available on Google Play, …

Carphone Warehouse to get Pink Galaxy Note

Samsung’s Galaxy Note has so far been one of the surprises in the mobile arena.  A sort of half breed, stuck somewhere between a tablet and a phone, the Note has won many admirers and sold by the bucketload. To further enhance those sales and desirability, Carphone Warehouse have announced …

Panasonic Eluga dL1 Review

Panasonic, long missing from the smartphone arena, have finally made the decision to enter the European market.  Their first foray is the Eluga dL1 and thanks to the kind people of Expansys we’ve gold hold of one to review. The Panasonic Eluga is a fantastic looking device.  Have …

Samsung Galaxy S3 Flip Cover – First Pictures!

First pictures have been revealed of the new Flip Covers for the soon to be released Samsung Galaxy S3. Available in Chrome Blue, Pink, Lemon Yellow, Orange and Mint colours they are currently retailing for £29.95 The covers are designed to replace the back cover of your S3 …