Category: General

Honor launch their new logo.. but.. I have a problem

I love Honor kit. Well specced, well priced. Check my Honor 8X review as an example. I love this phone and should have given it back by now. But haven’t. Anyway, on Saturday Honor unveiled their new logo and asked the Twittersphere if they liked it. Thing is. …

WhatsApp Messaging Service – Ads Are Coming.

Now Facebook-owned WhatsApp is one largest messaging platforms in use, touting an eye watering 1.5 billion monthly users. Its usage is near-ubiquitous in markets like India and Brazil where it is used for everything from delivery tracking to payments. Here in the UK it’s becoming an incredibly popular …

Three UK confirm their new aggregated 4G, delivering 4G+

Well, we hate to say it, but if you’re following us on Twitter and you read our earlier story, you’ll already know all this. We covered in detail some two weeks ago and right now we’re all basically doing this in the Coolsmartphone office. Today Three have confirmed …

Unveiled. The Zap i300 fully electric scooter.

Earlier we saw the sneaky peek of the all-electric i300 scooter from British brand Zapp. Ideal for commuting in cities, this has a range of 35 miles and you can fully charge the removable 5kg battery in less than three hours. Prices start at £5,250 prior to the …

Xiaomi coming to Three UK on 9th November

It felt like a while ago we heard the news of Xiaomi teaming up with Hutchison Whampoa group, who are the company behind Three UK. Xiaomi are a massive smartphone manufacturer in China, with many of their high-end devices getting imported via various online retailers. They’re about to …

Xiaomi lands in the UK with something special. Meet the Mi MIX 3.

Xiaomi today unveiled the Mi Mix 3 — the third iteration of a bezel-less designed phone, kicking the notch display into touch. Wait.. Xiaomi? Don’t know them? Well, you might not be overly familiar with them yet, but they’re the world’s fourth largest smartphone brand and they are …

Vodafone first to carry 5G over a commercial network

After the trials in April, Vodafone have become to the first network to switch on “full 5G” in the UK with live traffic going over a site in Salford. OK, so you can’t use your smartphone on super-fast 5G just yet, but instead this mast is helping provide …

OnePlus expected to launch 5G device in 2019

The co-founder of OnePlus has announced the company will be one of the first to launch a 5G smartphone. Consumers attending a recent Qualcomm conference were given the news by Carl Pei, who stated.. As OnePlus is at the forefront of technology and innovation, we hope to continue …

A third of Brits are “data illiterate”

Are you data illiterate? Well, a new report shows that not properly using your data allowance can cost up to £300 every year. It’s no doubt because we generally like to over-estimate how much data we think we’ll need. That way, we’ll have too much rather than not …

Virgin Mobile are dishing up 100GB monthly for just £20

Operating across the 4G EE network, Virgin Mobile have some rather good SIM-only deals right now. One in particular has stuck out on our screens – a massive 100GB of monthly data plus 5,000 minutes and unlimited texts. This is down to £20 from the previous £30 per …

Roav Viva by Anker – Review

The Roav Viva from Anker is a Bluetooth enabled smart speaker charger that would charge for car accessories such as mobile phone or tablet whilst you are out and about but it will also allow you to utilise the power of Amazon Alexa for search. The actual unit …

Three launch new #PhonesAreGood campaign

Three have done it yet again with a fantastic new advertising campaign talking about why phones have actually improved our lives. The video shows how mobile devices could have helped moments in history by sharing or using modern features that we nowall take for granted. The video takes …

Curve introduces fee-free card spending abroad

If you read my earlier post then you’ll already know that I like this whole Curve thing. It’s a card which you control via a smartphone app. The app lets you add your other cards (debit, credit, business etc) and then you simply choose which one you want …

Say hello to our new disco dog overlords

Apologies, I’ve dived yet again into the fantastic robotic world that is Boston Dynamics. Only a couple of days ago we mentioned the Parkour-Powered robot that they’d created. Now though, Spot the robotic dog appears to have learned how to dance. A dancing robotic dog. Yes, they’ve made …

BlackBerry launch the KEY2 LE. Available today.

Remember our review of the BlackBerry KEY2 ? Well, now you can get a slightly cheaper version of that with this new 32GB single-SIM KEY2 LE model. It’s available to buy from the BlackBerry website for £349, which is over £200 cheaper than the £579 price-tag for the …

Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro now official

Here in London Huawei have announced three new devices which will be on sale shortly. All offer an interesting set of specifications. To give you the maximum amount of info in the quickest time, here’s a video showing my favourite – the Mate 20 Pro… The Mate 20 …

Three UK quickly rolling out 4G+

If you are a customer on Three here in the UK, you may have recently spotted a new signal logo in your status bar showing 4G+ Many people have tweeted the network asking what this means, and it’s good news. Anybody else getting @ThreeUK #4G+ ?? My speed …

Stop it. Stop it now. This is just plain scary.

What are these robots going to be used for? Is this the start of the Terminator? Are Boston Dynamics looking for world domination? Does Britain need to replace lots of hard-working EU people soon or something? Whatever the reason, these robots are getting very nimble and human-like in …

Samsung reveals the Galaxy A9… with 4 cameras on the back

On the front of this fairly normal-looking handset is a 24 megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera. That, let me tell you, is where normality ends camera-wise. On the back, there’s not one, not two or three, but four cameras. The first lens is ultra-wide, a bit like a dash-cam, …

Razer Phone 2 launched. Coming to Three UK soon!

Gaming company Razer have today announced their new handset to the world. You can get more info about it on their product page here and you can buy the thing direct from November 7th for £779.99. However, Three have added a page where you can register your interest …