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The Samsung Z – A new Tizen smartphone

It might sound a bit like an Android phone and look like one, but this is in fact a new Tizen-based smartphone from Samsung. It’s the first Tizen smartphone we’ve seen after Samsung worked on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch which used the same OS. We’ve already got a …

Tizen event on Feb 23rd

Right remember Samsung’s own operating system Tizen ? Well if you’re like me I thought that it was dead and buried, but apparently not. According to the Sammobile site, Samsung is still very much committed to showing off where it’s at with the development of Tizen and devices …

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 …

Fujitsu and Orange launch the Stylistic S01 for Senior Citizens

Last year we went to see James Maynard, Fujitsu’s new product marketing Director. At Mobile World Congress last year they showed off some of their new kit to us as they prepared to push into Europe. They were the “new” boys on the block in the way – …

No more Bada and TIZEN Delayed

No more Bada and TIZEN has been delayed. Samsung has announced that they will no longer be releasing handsets with the Bada Operating System and that TIZEN devices have been delayed until 2013. Bada was used on a selection of Samsung devices. With the wave series being the …

HTC reportedly making a Tizen phone too.

   Since Nokia chose to depart from their ex-partner Intel, the pair’s love child, Meego, was expected to become a somewhat neglected entity. But, it wasn’t long before Samsung, amongst many others, picked up the buck and started building Tizen and it seems they haven’t looked back yet. …

Tizen OS. Do we need another OS?

Tizen OS is another Linux based open source mobile device operating system. Samsung are one of the partners behind this new OS and they are reported to be developing the Samsung I9500 to use the Tizen OS. SamMobile have some exclusive pictures of the OS on a device …

Mobile phones for senior citizens

Most of you will be pretty clued up when it comes to mobile phones, however I'm sure you've all had the "trying to get my grandparents to work one" experience. Doromobile have decided that senior citizens deserve to have simple mobile phones that are ...

Doro and giffgaff dish out phones to isolated elderly people

The last few months have been a definite change for many. We’ve spent lots of time at home, being unable to really go anywhere in particular. It is, however, a fairly normal situation for a lot of senior citizens. Even when everything does re-open, a lot of elderly …

WhatsApp to get vanishing messages and Twitter — Tweets

The news is out: soon, both Twitter and WhatsApp will be getting an upgrade. It will involve giving their users the option of sending out self-destructing messages. Not too long ago, Gmail started offering the same to its user-base, and other services picked up the practice. But how …

Use a Google app or product? Brexit could change your GDPR rights

OK, the letters “GDPR” will probably spark confusion here. If you’ve had any involvement in it at work, you’ll probably have a cold sweat right now. However, for everyone else it’s a really good thing. Set out by the EU, it stands for “General Data Protection Regulation” and …

emporia – User-friendly smartphones for all

Back in 2013 we had a chat with a nice guy called Chris from Doro whilst touring the stands at Mobile World Congress. We met him again in 2015 as Doro continued to grow, offering accessible smartphones for the elderly, hard-of-hearing or those with sight problems and so …

Popularity of smartphone casinos is exploding in Japan

Been to Japan recently? No, me either, but a lot is changing. The number of smartphone users has grown from 52.83 million in 2015 to around 66 million now. Despite the proliferation of phones, it’s set to rise still further to around 70 million in a couple of …

Huawei faces a Mate 30 launch without the all-important Google apps

Like Brexit. Huawei is now facing the unbelievable reality that things are about to go very wrong indeed. Their newly-announced handsets will lack the default Google apps that people use on a daily basis. Despite several reprieves, Google has has now confirmed that the Trump Trade Termination will …

Mobile phone delivery scams on the increase.

So you’re sitting at home and there’s a knock on the door. A brand new top-of-the-range phone has been delivered to your house. The package has your name on it, but you don’t remember ordering it. Then there is another knock at the door and a courier asks …

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 announced

  I’ve still not really got “into” smart watches, but the new Galaxy Watch Active2 could well change my mind. For a start, it’s a very sexy looking thing and, whats more, it’ll do 4G connectivity too. There’s also two sizes – a 44mm and 40mm diameter watch, …

Network operators to provide end-of-contract alerts

It’s something we don’t like you guys doing. Paying too much for a phone or a mobile contract is just wrong. So, if you sign up for a contract, ensure that you move at the end of the deal, because continuing to pay is just bonkers. The reason? …

Update your WhatsApp people!

A small advisory on the Facebook site sin’t something you’d perhaps take notice, but the vulnerability allowing remote code execution via WhatsApp VOIP stack is something a lot more people should be aware of. What’s good is the fact that the WhatsApp application is updated regularly, and I …

The Elderly are becoming more tech-savvy with smartphones

On a recent train journey to London I had a rather heart-warming experience whilst sat next to a group of elderly ladies. They had a paper map, stuck together, and were planning their day trip to the city. They happily discussed where to go, what to see first …

Are you one of the millions of people paying too much for your phone?

Now Citizens Advice have waded into the age-old problem of contract customers paying far too much. It happens if you’ve chosen a deal which bundles your minutes, texts and data in with the cost of the phone. Whilst paying one bundled monthly fee may seem simple, many don’t …