Category: Other smartphones

Jolla phone launch date announced

Jolla, the Finish company formed from ex-Nokia employees, has announced the launch date for the first ever Sailfish phone. The launch will happen in Helsinki on the 27th November and they will have 450 devices ready to buy for those who pre-ordered. Marc Dillon, one of the founding …

Lenovo announce The Vibe Z with Snapdragon 800 and dual-SIM unveiled

Lenovo has announced a new smartphone the Vibe Z. It’s got a decent high end spec using the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, an Adreno 320 GPU, a 5.5 – inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel f/1.8 dual-LED flash camera and a 5-megapixel front facing snapper. …

The Brick – Hands on

Remember when all mobile handsets were huge? Do you remember the big hairstyles from the 1980’s? Leggings? Yo-Yo’s? Wham? Aha? A short while ago we spotted this, which is suitably named “The Brick”. It’s designed to look like those early mobile handsets, but with a couple of key …

LG Fireweb announced to the (developing) world.

The LG Fireweb has been unveiled online but woahaaa, slow down there cowboy, because this isn’t an Android handset, it’s powered by Firefox OS 1.1. Mozilla have only just released the new version of their OS (which we saw in version 1.0 back in February) and, according to …

Ubuntu Edge – a new phone and home computer?

The Ubuntu PC operating system has been around for a good while now, the free computer OS that is open source and helps make cheap pcs possible, especially for developing countries. They have been working on a smartphone OS for some time and now that work has been …

Sailfish OS – When, Where And Why You Should Care

As we reported in May the Jolla Sailfish phone has recently been revealed to the world. Well kind-of. An interesting handset concept was presented, the eponymous Jolla Phone and its Other Half. This new hardware is essentially a screen and raw guts of a phone as one half …

Ex-HTC execs to launch a new range of smartphones

Well, as if the loss of all those big names from HTC wasn’t enough, now two of them are to launch a competing range of mobile handsets. Based on their press release (below) it looks like they’ll be branding handsets with their name which, by the way, is …

First Tizen handset to be unveiled today

You may not have heard of Tizen, but you should take notice, because it could well be coming to a phone near you soon. Tizen is a new(ish) open source mobile OS. Unlike Firefox and Sailfish this one has big backing, and could threaten the top four operating …

The OS that would never die: Sailfish floats keynote on 20th

Before Nokia went all in on Windows Phone to save itself from the burning platform it found itself on, it had pinned itself on another platform that was far too many years in the making: Maemo, which turned into MeeGo and after a long and winding road we …

NEC Medias X: The First Smartphone With Liquid Cooling

Liquid cooling?  Old news matey.  Well for us PC Power Users (loving that term) who are always looking to make our PCs go faster than they’re originally make to do, at the price of heat (and the insides of your PCs don’t like getting all toasty).  Liquid cools …

Got your phone wet? Here’s your solution. Ice cream!

Water, water, everywhere, but it’s all in my phone. AGH! You know what it’s like, the screen looks like an electronic goldfish bowl and it makes a sad swishing sound when moved around. A drop in the bath, a fall into a drink or even an unfortunate accident …

Shut your mouth! Blackberry 10 time shifting on the camera

Not that all you Android and iPhone afficionado’s out there will notice or care, but the Blackberry Jam: America’s conference is underway, and along with the traditional sneak peeks at up-and-coming goodies, they promo’d their latest OS developments. Its been a while since we’ve had some truly simple …

RIM rocks on with Blackberry 10

  “Because sometimes it just has to be said through music”. We suspect someone in RIM uttered those words, and to show the world that the RIM execs have a sense of humour, a music video was born and posted on youtube. One of the most amusing thing has …

HP heading back into the smartphone game?

So what happens when you drop a couple of billion dollars on a fledgling smartphone operating system, make a couple of phones and a tablet with it and then fire sale the lot? Well if your name’s HP you might realise you made a little mistake! For HP, …

Nokia gets caught faking advert for the Lumia 920

So you’ve seen the coverage of the Nokia 920.. you’ve seen the details of the new hardware, the fancy screen, new dual core processor and the improved camera. Unfortunately it seems Nokia’s own advert for a key feature, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) was faked, or at least unfairly …

My Phone History – by James Pearce

Last week on the podcast we touched upon our old phones and how little they did. We decided to document our history of mobiles. Over the next week or so a few of the writers here will publish something similar. Starting with me. My first ever mobile I …

“No death spiral here”, says RIM CEO

During a visit to London, CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, was impressed to see BlackBerry handsets in use and told The Telegraph that… Surely that’s not bad for a company that one analyst recently suggested was “in a death spiral”. Mr Heins also takes a swipe at Windows …