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HP recall yet more laptop batteries

Laptop manufacture HP has issued a further recall of laptop batteries. This comes after the company recalled 50,000 batteries, and that came in the wake of a 101,000 battery recall during the previous year. This time it’s because of concerns over “fire and burn hazards.” The company had …

HP X2, 2 in 1 Chromebook – Review

A number of writers here at Coolsmartphone Towers predominantly use a Chromebook as our main devices. I have been using an Asus Chromebook flip since its release a number of years ago, and it still runs as fast today as it did the day I bought it. This …

A cure for the printing syndrome

Just recently I had to admit to something. Somebody asked me to scan a document at work and email it. I was confronted by a very hi-tech printer, plumbed into our network and equipped with a keypad to navigate around the control panel. After a lot of random …

HP 11 Chromebook – now with Touch

Those of you that are regular readers of this fantastic site, know that a number of the staff use Chromebooks, including my own self. I am currently using the Asus Chromebook Flip, which now allows me to use Play Store Apps natively, which I can only describe as …

MWC – The Special Report Podcast

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast Episode 166 – The Special MWC Road Trip Report. This is the first of this weeks special Mobile World Congress Podcasts and our roaming reporters Gary and Leigh have sent in their initial reports. In this episode along with their MWC thoughts,  Leigh …

MWC – HP Elite x3 Hands on

We posted the news yesterday that HP are re-entering the mobile market with a Windows 10 device. Now we’ve had some time to get hands on with one of the devices. I am very impressed with it but instead of reading my thoughts on it lets see what …

MWC – HP Elite X3 brings Windows 10 Mobile back in the game

Long when we thought Windows 10 Mobile wasn’t going to see any support further than the Lumias and the Acer Jade Primo, HP has surprised quite a few people with the announcement of the Elite X3. Yes, that’s right – not only are HP going in on Windows …

That whole cartridge-buying nightmare. Sorted.

Watch out everyone, because I’ve had a few days off. This usually means that I have a number of articles where I need to get something off my chest. This is the sort of blog post that usually ends up on my personal blog but I guess, as …

HP reveal their luxury Smartwatch

Designed in collaboration with fashion designer Michael Bastian and retailer Gilt, HP has announced the company is going to release its first smartwatch later this year. The watch features a circular face with a diameter of a 44m, making it far more smaller than the Moto 360 and puts it …

HP to announce an Android powered laptop

Following a very brief appearance on the HP website, the interwebs are now full of rumours of a upcoming 14 inch Android powered Laptop, named the Slatebook 14. The company hasn’t yet officially announced the SlateBook 14, but a video outlining the device’s key features and specs has …

HP Slate 7 Available for pre-order….only £129!!

The bar has been set.  The Nexus 7 and the iPad mini are generally considered to be the two best 7″ tablets available but a new challenger is about to enter the ring. The HP Slate 7 is Hewlett Packard’s foray into the Android tablet world and is …

LG to purchase WebOS from HP

In some rather surprising news, yesterday we heard that LG are purchasing the WebOS platform from HP to use in their smart TV setup in the future.  There are no plans to make mobile devices with this OS but it will be interesting to see what they can offer when …

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, …

Open webOS Community Edition released

For those of you who have a HP Touchpad, the Open webOS project came one step closer to fruition this week. The Open webOS team have released a package for the Touchpad that allows users to “learn how the TouchPad works, modify your TouchPad experience and then apply …

Microsoft To Unveil Own Branded Tablet??

  Monday June 18, 3.30pm, A secret venue somewhere in Los Angeles. That is the time the Microsoft has set aside for a cloak and dagger operation where a big announcement is scheduled within which it is speculated that they will reveal their own branded tablet challenger to …

Here we go again, HP Touchpad deals

Dixons are currently showing the 16GB HP Touchpad as in stock and selling for just …£89.97. It might be a mistake, but it does seem to let me add it to the basket and go to checkout. Will we see these quickly snapped up and then resold on …

Android released for HP TouchPad

This morning a very early Alpha release of Android for the HP TouchPad has been released. It is from the Cyanogenmod team. It has many bugs in it and the developers recommend you DO NOT install it. A lot of people (me included) have been questioning as and …

Bargain frenzy – The HP TouchPad at dabs.com

If you’re still looking for a HP TouchPad then quickly check out dabs.com. They’ve just dropped prices down to £105.. although their site appears to have buckled under the load.. and, when it does load, shows a higher price. (Update – It’s now showing the new lower price) …

HP TouchPad continues to fill bargain bins everywhere

Prices on the HP TouchPad continue to tumble, with Dixons now knocking down the 16GB version to just £89, or £115 for the 32GB variant. This isn’t just a normal price cut, this is a massive price explosion. The 32GB TouchPad used to be a stonking £429.99, now …