Author: Simon Allum

LG Optimus 4x HD Coming to Clove.

Confirmation has reached us that the LG Optimus 4x HD is coming to Clove in June and is available for pre-order now. Priced at £456 the 4x HD has some impressive specs including a 1.5GHz quad-core processor (NVIDIA Tegra 3), Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.7″ (1280 x 720) True HD IPS …

Windows Phone On the Rise?

New figures published by Kantar Worldpanel reveal that Windows phone is finally on the rise.  Helped by Nokia’s new range of Windows Phone handsets they now have a 6% market share in Germany and 4% in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and the US. Android however stretched their …

HTC Desire C Pricing Confirmed For T-Mobile & Orange

Both T-Mobile and Orange have confirmed that they will carry the newly confirmed HTC Desire C on contract and Pay Monthly tariffs. Available on Orange from £20.50 per month and at £169.99 on PAYG and T-Mobile from £15.50 per month and at £169.99 on PAYG. As revealed here, …

Samsung Galaxy S3 Accessories Pictured! – Update – Now with videos

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy SIII only days away, the hard working people over at Mobilefun.co.uk have released images and video of the new accessories for the class leading handset. Doubling up as both a holder for the S3 and a battery charger, the Genuine Samsung Galaxy S3 …

Klipsch S4a Android Earphones Review

The shops and internet are full of products that are “Made for iPhone”, from docks to headphones, from cases to wireless chargers.  However, try and find an accessory that is “Made for Android”.  They are few and far between. Klipsch however have bucked the trend with their S4a …

Samsung Announce New Windows Handset

Samsung have today announced a new budget Windows Phone powered handset. The mobile, titled Omnia M,  has a 1GHz processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 4GB of storage and 384MB of RAM meaning it is not near the top end of the handset  range. It also includes a 5mp rear …

HTC 5p Films Weekend

HTC Watch, the online video service,  are offering another 5p films weekend. With 30 days to start downloading after purchasing then 48 hours to watch your film, the list is a long one containing some great titles. Adventures of Tintin Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Happy Feet Two Happy …

EU Vote For Mobile Roaming Rate Cap

There is some good news for smartphone users that travel throughout the European Union today as the European parliament voted to place a cap on the cost of mobile roaming charges. To take effect from July, the rates are to be limited to 24p per minute for calls and …

Huawei Y100 Android Launches Exlusively to O2

O2 have announced the exclusive carriage of the new Huawei Y100 Android handset. The Y100 has a  2.8 “LCD screen,  a 3.2MP camera without flash, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS.  Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the handset has full access to Google play and all the compatible apps therein. Huawei claim that they have …

Nokia Lumia 900 Now Available at Phones 4 U

As revealed here on Coolsmartphone, the flagship Nokia Windows phone, the Lumia 900 is now exclusively available from Phones4U. Priced from free, the handset is available on both Vodaphone and Orange. It features the latest Windows Phone 7.5 operating system, an 8 MP Camera with Carl Zeiss lens, 4.3 inch …

TV Catchup Beta Now available for Android

TV Catchup, the service that lets you stream live freeview channels direct to your handset for free is now available in beta format for Android. TV Catchup say “As this is a beta, there may still be one or two issues that need resolving which is  where you …

Google Maps Updated, now includes Google Offers

A new version of Google maps has today been released to Google Play. The new version includes the ability to discover nearby Google Offers (US only), indoor walking directions (beta) for Japan and the US and enables the viewing of 360 degree panoramas inside restaurants and stores. The …

Orange brings TVcheck to the UK

Having launched in France last year, Orange is about to make a foray into the UK social tv market with the launch of TVcheck. In a press release today Orange said that the TVcheck app enhances your live TV watching experience by allowing you to check in to your …

Official Phone For London Olympics Confirmed as Galaxy SIII

Once upon a time the Olympics were about the best athletes in the world competing against each other to ascertain who really was the greatest. Now it seems that the Olympics are as much about buzzwords such as “partnership”, “inclusion”, “equality” or “legacy”.   We can now also …

Flipboard Now Available on Android, sort of!!

Flipboard. Once called the “Killer app for ipad” the much loved iOS app is another coming to Android from the Apple platform following hot on the heels of Instagram. One small problem though is that you have to be in possession of the Samsung Galaxy SIII in order …

Samsung Galaxy SIII to be Available on Virgin Mobile

The brand new flagship Samsung Galaxy SIII is to be available to Virgin Mobile customers from the summer the company have confirmed today. Pricing details are yet to be announced however Virgin Media customers will benefit from a range of exclusives such as £5 less on their monthly tariff, …

Instagram For Android Updated to 1.1.0

Instagram, the photo sharing application that has garnered massive popularity from both iPhone and Android users alike has released an update to its newly available Android version. Now on version 1.1.o, a brand  new Tilt Shift feature is now available allowing users to create linear or spherical blur effects …

Fraud? Nokia?? Surely Not…..

Nokia, the mobile giant that seems to be able to create trouble like  Bart Simpson in a catapult factory has managed to land itself in another quagmire of issues. Stephen Elop (CEO) and Timo Ihamuotila (CFO) along with Nokia themselves have had a class action lawsuit filed alleging that the …

T-Mobile Announces Unlimited “Orange” Broadband

The merger of T-Mobile and Orange into Everything Everywhere took another step today with T-Mobile’s announcement of a home broadband service using Orange broadband’s unlimited plans. Orange Unlimited broadband plans are now available from T-Mobile telesales and are being rolled out to T-Mobile shops and the online shop. …

Mobile Banking for Android – a quick guide (Updated).

Banks, we may not like them, we may not want them but unfortunately, we all need them! In this recession hit world many of us work strange hours and find that a visit to the bank during the week is certainly inconvenient if not nearly impossible . Most …