Author: Simon Allum

Latest Figures Showing Sharp Rise In ICS Usage.

The latest figures released by Google on the Android Developers site have shown a sharp increase in the number of devices that have Ice Cream Sandwich using Google Play. It has been revealed that ICS (Android version 4.0.x) now accounts for 4.9% of all devices, an increase powered …

Get on the Dog and Bone, Special Pet Plan Available Soon.

Go on, admit it.  You have often sat at work, gazed into space and thought “I wish my Tiddles would just ring me.”  Own up, how many times a day do you check your phone just to see if you have a missed call from Rover? Well, the …

Patent Application Hints at New Nexus?

No sooner has the rumour mill died down around the Samsung Galaxy SIII than the merry-go-round starts all over again, this time the handset in question is the next Google Nexus. In a patent application filed by one Andy Rubin, Google’s VP of Engineering, it would appear that …

ZTE Tania Debuts With Virgin Mobile

ZTE have today announced that Virgin Mobile will be the first UK operator to carry the new ZTE Tania. The Windows Mobile 7.5 carrying device will be available from the middle of May on pay monthly and pay-as-you-go. The Tania has a TFT capacitive touchscreen, a display of 480 …

Stay unplugged – It’s the Motorola RAZR Maxx

Motorola have announced that their new RAZR Maxx is to begin shipping in the UK from the middle of May. The rather attractive looking handset delivers an astounding 17.6 hours of talk time and 380 (yes, three hundred and eighty) hours of standby time, which when combined with …

Blackberry OS10 to make its debut in October?

The troubled smartphone maker RIM has slated October for its make or break release of BB10, the new operating system based on the best parts of QNX that powers the Playbook and BB7 which is currently on the Bold series.  RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, has stated we’ll see …

Samsung Galaxy Advance Now Available from Clove

The new Samsung Galaxy S Advance has started shipping and is now available from Clove. The Android powered handset has  a 1GHz dual-core processor and 768MB RAM, 8GB internal storage and a MicroSD slot expandable up to 32GB.  Running on Gingerbread 2.3 complete with Touchwiz, it also has a new feature …

Samsung Confirms Quad Core “Next” Galaxy

Finally, after all the hype, spin and rumours, Samsung have confirmed some solid detail around the next Galaxy. They have released details of the main chip to power the handset which will be called the Exynos 4 Quad. Samsung claim that the chip is special as it is built …

Phones4U First In Europe To Stock Nokia Lumia 900

We have today received official confirmation that Phones4U will be the first european retailer to carry the Nokia Lumia 900. As previously detailed, there will be a slight delay in receiving stock which will be available from 14th May. By way of a small apology to those that have pre-ordered the handset, …

Nokia Lumia 900 Delayed Until May 14th

A mixed bag of news has emerged from the beleaguered Finnish giant as they have announced that the flagship Lumia 900 will now not ship on April 27th as previously expected but has now slipped to May 14th. In what could be seen as better news, Nokia have cited better …

More Trouble For Nokia as Shares Downgraded to Junk Status

Imagine the scene, one minute you are the worlds biggest maker of mobile phones, dominating sales on almost every continent.  The next your market share drops off a cliff in all but one (India), your shares are virtually worthless, your products have a major image issue and the …

Virgin Media Now Stocking HTC Sensation XE And HTC One V

In a press release today, Virgin Media revealed that they are now offering the HTC Sensation XE and the HTC One V from free on contract. Virgin Mobile is a virtual operator in the UK, using the networks of  T-Mobile and Orange ensuring maximum possible coverage. If you …

Sony Xperia P and Xperia U Delayed

Announce earlier this year at MWC and shown here on Coolsmartphone, the Xperia P and Xperia U have had their launch date delayed according to this blog post on Clove.co.uk Originally expected to launch on May 7th, both handsets will now be available from May 28th. The Xperia P will be …

Asus Transformer 300 Coming to PC World and Currys in May

Asus have announced that the Transformer 300 is coming to the UK in May with PC World and Currys getting early availability, while other retailers will have to wait until June. Selling for £399, the Transformer 300t will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on a …

Barclays Unveils Paytag: NFC Payments from any mobile!

In the US there is Google Wallet but here in the UK, NFC and contactless payment has been very slow to take off. Issues around trust and security have led to a sceptical public which in turn has led to retailers unwilling to commit and the banks treading very …

US: Google Play Store Has 24/7 Support!!

If you are one of the many that has experienced issues with the Google Play Store such as disappearing apps, apps not downloading or purchases not going through then suffer no longer. It would seem that the Play store in the United States actually has 24 hour, 7 day …

Panasonic Eluga Now Available From Expansys

As detailed in February and revealed at MWC, the Panasonic Eluga is now available in the UK. Running with a 1GHZ dual core CPU, an 8 megapixel rear camera,Wi-Fi, NFC, and running Android 2.3 (soon to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich) the phone has a 4.3″ display and …

Coolsmartphone Available on Google Currents

A few days ago I wrote about Google Currents now being available internationally. Well, the good news is that Coolsmartphone.com is available to view on the excellent newsreader resplendent with all its images. So, heres how to add everyones favourite smartphone site to your list of subscribed sites …

Official UEFA 2012 App Launched

Football or for our stateside visitors Soccer is once again about to explode to the fore with the advent of Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. To accompany this extravagaza Orange in conjunction with UEFA have released the official Euro 2012 app across 8 (yes, eight) mobile platforms …

US: MGM Joins the Play Revolution

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have today joined forces with Google Play and You Tube to add over 600 titles for rental in the United States and Canada. This means there are now five of the six major studios and over ten independent movie studios, currently offering movies for rent on YouTube and …