Category: Mobile News

Ways parents can protect their children on Instagram

We’ve covered the various dangers of social media. Sure, it can be fun, but it can also be addictive and sometimes a little dangerous. No amount of web filtering or content matching is going to stop people approaching you online or chucking abuse your way. Instagram is one …

Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS – now available for preorder.

If the standard Huawei P20 Pro is not enough of a stunning visual design with the mind-meltingly good camera then you can now pre-order its premium brother. This come’s in the form of the Porsche Design Mate RS, it has just gone up as available for pre-order with our friends over at Clove …

EU tech benefits that Britain has ditched

Last year, after a lot of waiting and a lot of discussion, we finally got proper roaming across the bulk of Europe. It doesn’t cost you any extra, and many Brits are only just realising what a good thing it actually is. Fly to Germany, Spain, Cyprus and …

Huawei P20 Launch. Watch the live stream!

We are going to be live in Paris at the unveiling event for the new Huawei P20 series of phones shortly. As I type I’m actually under the English channel! We will be tweeting all the news on the @Coolsmartphone Twitter account too. However, if you want to …

Huawei up the hype for their new phone

Huawei is about to host the event where they are going to unveil their next generation of devices – the P20 family. It looks like they have decided to promote these with two campaigns. The first consists of them driving large trucks around the various major cities in …

Samsung Galaxy S8 still outselling the S9

According to Business Korea, despite heavily advertising its latest flagship sales of the Galaxy S9 in its home market, Samsung has failed to reach the expected levels as the previous Galaxy flagship the S8, which is currently outselling is successor. Samsung states that consumers don’t believe there is enough …

Wileyfox thrown a lifeline

Back in the start of February, British phone manufacturer Wileyfox stated that the company was entering into administration, and possibly sounding the death knell for this much-loved and well received mid-range manufacturer. But today March 19th, another British firm (STK) has agreed on a licensing deal with the Wileyfox …

#MWC18 – Meet the biggest smartphone in the world.

On Monday we stumbled upon these really tiny phones that plugged straight into your ear. They were one step away from plugging directly into your brain, and were the size of a regular Bluetooth hands-free device. Now we’ve found the complete opposite – a simply massive smartphone. This …

#MWC18 – Essential Phone. Hands on

I decided to take a bit of a wander down to the Essential Booth today to go and find out about their phone. Also, the burning question that I wanted to ask. Just when will we will see them in the UK? Unfortunately, I was unable to get an answer …

#MWC18 Sony release their new Xperia XZ2 range

Sony kicked things off for MWC2018 proper this morning with the release of the new Xperia line up. Welcome then, the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. The two devices have new design elements thanks to move of the fingerprint reader. This is now on the back, much …

#MWC18 Gemini PDA from Planet Computers

I have talked about the Gemini PDA on the site before and I am a huge fan of what they are doing. Today I had the chance to get hands-on with a full production unit of it in its Android version. The device has been made of the …

#MWC2018 Samsung Unpacked – Our live coverage

This is one of the bigger events before MWC 2018 kicks off proper – Samsung Unpacked. We are expecting to see the Galaxy S9 and S9+ properly revealed to the world. Leigh is at the event and will be live blogging his thoughts, opinions and reactions here. If …

Still just using your debit card to pay? Make the switch!

One thing that can annoy me is when things are presumed. As an example, some people assume that all channels delivered via a satellite dish have to be paid for. They don’t, and you can plug a satellite receiver in and get a whole stack of additional channels …

More Galaxy S9 and S9+ details

Samsung is now gearing up to launch the 2018 versions of its flagship Galaxy series, the S9 and the S9+. They have an unpacked event scheduled for the 25th February, which is just prior to this years Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona. Both handsets will be powered by …

CES 2018: Planet Computers makes the Gemini PDA official!

CES 2018 is just about to kick off in Las Vegas. The widely-regarded prequel to CES itself is an event called CES Unveiled. This is where a lot of companies will show off their latest wares and releases in a much quieter setting, and without a lot of …

Honor 7X – Thoughts and Unboxing

Yesterday I was allowed to leave the confines of Coolsmartphone Towers and escape into the depths of London for a few hours. During my brief sojourn into the real world, I was able to attend a small gathering of phone enthusiasts and bloggers (okay it wasn’t that small, there …

Honor have got something to unveil…

Today we have travelled down to London Town to secure what it is that Honor are going to unveil to allow us to “Max our view”. We know that there will be at least the confirmation of price in the Honor 7x that was invited a few weeks …

Got Bitcoins? What do you do with them?

If you’re lucky enough, or perhaps geeky enough, to have some Bitcoins kicking around, you have a number of options for spending them. Most people though, will be holding on to them to see if they rise in value. The value of Bitcoins has risen in the last …

Anyone remember Psion?

If you’re a long time reader of the site and a long time user of mobile tech, you may remember the Psion series of PDA’s. These were in many ways the forebear of Nokia’s Symbian communicator devices. What made them special was that they used mini thumb style …