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Samsung Galaxy Beam now available to buy

We had a quick play with the Samsung Galaxy Beam during Mobile World Congress. We tried to hold back on asking “is that a projector in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me”, but slightly embarrassed ourselves by asking, “do things work better in the …

Samsungs appeal against Galaxy Nexus ban denied

The battle between Apple and Samsung is heating up. A few days ago Apple managed to get sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus blocked in the US. It was all down to a patent regarding the persistent search box on the screen of the Nexus. This ban was …

Jellybean for the Galaxy Nexus hits XDA

Well that didn’t take long. Although Android 4.1 will officially be coming in July as an OTA update for existing devices, those wizards over at XDA already have the stock version released yesterday at Google IO available to download and flash to your device. If you know how …

Are screen sizes out of control?

Following the recent releases of large screened super phones from the likes of HTC and Samsung there has been a lot of discussion over whether the mainstream phone market is ready devices of this size. So are we ready for larger screens? Well with the pre-orders for the …

An alternative Galaxy Note advert

So, did you read out Samsung Galaxy Note Review? You may have also seen the advert too. It features David Beckham shooting footballs at drums after he’s shown some instructions on the Galaxy Note. If you’ve not seen it, here it is.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtXJSb7_uIU As it’s the weekend, we …

Jellybean coming soon as Android 4.1

Just days ahead of Google IO, news of the next version of Android has leaked via an unlikely source: Google’s very own Play Store. Jellybean will officially be Android 4.1 and will apparently be with us soon, according to the listing for the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus. Not much …

The security surrounding those Galaxy SIII rumours

So, after a full week of Samsung Galaxy SIII features, let’s take a look back. Back before the S3 was announced to the world, when we were fed rumours daily. There was this supposed photo, then specs suggesting a 12 megapixel camera followed by a video showing the …

A week with … the Samsung Galaxy SIII – Day 7

We’ve spent a week with the hot new Samsung Galaxy SIII thanks to the guys at UR-Mobile.com. Today we’re taking you through the interface itself. There’s a lot of personalisation and different ways to view apps.. plus… HEY! It’s filmed in the car !

A week with … the Samsung Galaxy SIII – Day 6

One other feature we’ve not covered in the SIII just yet is “Pop-up video”. It’s perhaps a “nice to have” rather than an essential feature, but it’s still worth taking a look at. Here’s me loading a video and then watching it anywhere within the OS. It can …

Samsung Galaxy SIII Review

There’s really no doubt about it, the S3 is a gorgeous looking thing. You can hardly stop yourself from flipping it around in your hand. It’s beautifully sculpted and really does feel like a smooth pebble in your hand. As far as specs go you’re all set. A …

A week with … the Samsung Galaxy SIII – Day 5

It’s Friday! Yay! Well, if you’ve been watching our “Week with..” you’ll have noticed that there’s one feature we’ve not covered yet. S-Voice, the voice-recognition system built into the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Many have compared it to the Siri function on the iPhone 4S. Here, I do my …

A week with … the Samsung Galaxy SIII – Day 4

Every day this week we’re bringing you a little bit of Samsung Galaxy SIII fun. Today it’s the turn of the camera and video. You may have seen “DLNA” mentioned quite a bit in your local branch of Currys and it can perhaps be a little confusing. Various …

A week with … the Samsung Galaxy SIII – Day 3

We’re doing a special week with the Samsung Galaxy SIII and yesterday we noticed that the screen brightness was a bit dimmer on the SIII when compared to the SII. We’ve got to admit that this is actually due to the Battery Saving technology which is built into …

Blue Samsung Galaxy SIII in video

So, as you’ll have probably seen from the previous story, we have ourselves not one but TWO Galaxy SIII handsets. One in white and the other in pebble blue. I’ve filmed a quick couple of videos to show the blue handset in the flesh, so click on to …

Picture Special – Samsung Galaxy SIII – Pebble blue vs white

So, the Galaxy SIII. What’s your favourite colour? Well, don’t ask us. It’s not like we can just rustle up the Samsung Galaxy SIII in white and blue is it? I mean, next you’ll be wanting some up-close shots comparing both of them together. You’re kidding, right? These …

A week with … the Samsung Galaxy SIII – Day 2

This one is a little tricky to show, but the Samsung Galaxy SIII has a feature called “SmartStay”. I actually found this to be disabled out of the box, but after turning on it uses the front-facing 1.9 megapixel camera to see if you’re looking at the screen. …

A week with … the Samsung Galaxy SIII

So, this week I’ve got myself a Samsung Galaxy SIII. It’s been loaned to us from UR-Mobile and we’ll be giving you a daily dose of this hot new handset. Simply check back at 9.30 AM every day for the latest video. I’ve had quite a bit of …

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Launch Date Revealed

With all the furore surrounding the launch of the Samsung Galaxy SIII it’s easy to forget that there are plenty of  other phones in the Galaxy range and they are not all aimed at high end users that require copious amounts of processing power and  the ultimate in today’s …

A week with the Samsung Galaxy Note

The other week I got myself a Samsung Galaxy Note. Before I had one I was always interested in it but also concerned about the size. What a lot of people ask me when they find out that I have got one, is “is it too big?” or …

Win yourself a Samsung Galaxy SIII

Want to win yourself a brand new Samsung Galaxy SIII ? eXpansys are giving away one of these hot new smartphones to one lucky winner. To enter you need to do some Facebook “liking”, some tweeting, following and sign up to their newsletter. The competition ends on June …

Galaxy SIII becomes biggest selling handset of the year

Sure we know that the lovely people at Phones 4u are fishing for a free plug here but hey, these are some pretty decent figures. The Samsung Galaxy SIII has become the biggest selling handset of 2012 at the store after pre-orders and first day sales across all …

Samsung Galaxy SIII available to play with, right now

If you’re eager to take a look at the all-new Samsung Galaxy SIII and can’t wait until Thursday, have a stroll down to the Carphone Warehouse store in Oxford Street, London. They’ve got phones in “popup internet cafe” where the computers have instead been replaced by Galaxy SIII …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 16GB for £269.99…..Bargain!!

Word has reached us here at Coolsmartphone of a rather good deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 16gb. Expansys will be selling the highly rated tabled for only £269.99 and stocks are due to arrive on Tuesday 29th May. Available in Black or White the tablet has some …

Samsung Pop-up shops coming to London

During the launch of the Samsung Galaxy SIII we saw the new “Samsung Mobile PIN” stores. Samsung call these “PINS” because they’re like moving pinpoints on a map, but we’re going to call them pop-up shops because .. we can. Inside these cleverly designed stores you’ll find friendly …

Samsung Sound Horn Review

So, whilst I can’t review any Galaxy SIII accessories yet, I can at least review some Galaxy SII accessories instead. This is called the Samsung Galaxy S2 Sound Station Sound Horn, but I’m just going to call it the “Sound Horn” because it’s a lot better for my …

Samsung Galaxy SIII Pre-orders Top 9 Million

An interesting facet of the Samsung SIII hype before the official launch of the “New Galaxy” was the use of sheep.  It was said to be an attack on users of the iPhone and how the flock is followed. Well, it seems to have paid off and a …

Galaxy SIII S-Voice returns

The other day you may have grabbed the leaked Galaxy SIII S Voice APK file. Even if you did get it working, the fun stopped shortly after. Luckily a signed APK has now been “created” by the clever souls at XDA Developers and you can download below. Oh, …

Samsung Galaxy SIII – TV Adverts are go

Wait, we’ve spent nearly an hour without mentioning the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Time to see the official TV advert then. It’s just hit YouTube via their official channel and you can watch it below. We’re supposed to mention something about “natural design” and “designed for humans” at this …

Galaxy SIII To Support DC-HSPA Networks

Yet more news out of the Samsung camp, this time something the spec list seemed to miss off and that is the new Galaxy SIII is supporting the new DC-HSPA network, great news for customers on O2-UK who we reported just the other day were starting to rollout …

Carphone Warehouse to get Pink Galaxy Note

Samsung’s Galaxy Note has so far been one of the surprises in the mobile arena.  A sort of half breed, stuck somewhere between a tablet and a phone, the Note has won many admirers and sold by the bucketload. To further enhance those sales and desirability, Carphone Warehouse have announced …

Samsung Galaxy SIII Manual available

It’s just two weeks away now, but you can get a bit closer to the Samsung Galaxy SIII via the manual, which has appeared on the Clove blog. Click on to read 🙂 Link – Samsung Galaxy SIII Manual Credit – Galaxy SIII Manual

Samsung Galaxy SIII – Available a day early

Seen the pictures? Watched the video? Got the money burning a hole in your pocket? If you pre-ordered from the Samsung store in Westfield Stratford City then you can pop down from 6PM on May 29th and pick up your brand new SIII. This is for pre-orders only, …

Samsung Galaxy SIII to be Available on Virgin Mobile

The brand new flagship Samsung Galaxy SIII is to be available to Virgin Mobile customers from the summer the company have confirmed today. Pricing details are yet to be announced however Virgin Media customers will benefit from a range of exclusives such as £5 less on their monthly tariff, …

Samsung Galaxy SIII – The next big thing?

We’ve got another video of the Samsung Galaxy SIII for you below. I’ll let you enjoy it but I’d like to tell you my thoughts after attending the event on Thursday.. The Galaxy SIII launch event was very busy and I’ve had some time to think about the …

More SIM-free Samsung Galaxy SIII Pricing

The guys from Unlocked-mobiles have stepped forward to announce their pricing for the Samsung Galaxy SIII. It’ll set you back £549.98 Inc VAT for the UK SIM-free 16GB version in blue or white. Specs include… · Exynos quad core 1.4 GHz processor · 4.8″ inch screen · Wireless …

Samsung Galaxy SIII – Hands-on demo

It was extremely busy at the launch last night, so we hung around until the free drinks ran out and got a quieter and more relaxed demo of the new Galaxy SIII. In the video below you’ll hopefully get some idea of what the handset can do. Here …

T-Mobile confirm the Galaxy SIII

The only UK network not to confirm the Galaxy SIII so far was T-Mobile. Their Everything Everywhere partners, Orange, have said they will be ranging it and now we’ve just received word from T-Mo to let us know that they will also be offering it up… T-Mobile UK …

Dear BBC. We would like to apologise. :)

We’ve got some hands-on video footage of the Samsung Galaxy SIII for you shortly, but I found this behind-the-scenes footage posted up by Rory Cellan-Jones from the BBC. There’s a small story about this because, as the curtain lifted and hundreds of journalists moved forward to get their …

Phones 4U to retail the Galaxy SIII – Free from £36 a month

The boys at Phones4U have confirmed that they will be taking the Samsung Galaxy SIII and have added a range of options for the 1.4GHz quad-core beast when it arrives. They have a pre-order page and, if you do put your order in now, you’ll get a “premium …