Tag: launch

#MWC18 – Alcatel 1x, 3, and 3x revealed

Hello! Today, here in Barcelona (yes, we made it), Alcatel will be launching their new handsets. It’s Mobile World Congress, so it’s the start of the mobile madness! You can whack your refresh button right here on the site to get the latest information. That or Twitter, whatever …

#MWC18 – Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact leakage

On Monday at Mobile World Congress we’ll have another big launch from Sony. This time, according to serial leaker Evan Blass, it’ll include a couple of full-screen smartphones. First, there’s this, the Xperia XZ2. The XZ2 will have a 5.7″ screen, but there’ll be another handset announced too …

NOA N8 Packs a 5,000 mAh battery and almost 6″ 18:9 screen

We’ve received an email from NOA. They’re about to launch their first smartphone with an 18:9 screen ratio and DTS audio. It’s called the NOA N8 and has a near 6″ screen, though it’s 720x1440px. It also has a 5000 mAh battery, which seems very decent, and that …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 218 Pixelating the Product Portfolio

OK, the Jawas are now operating under the fear imposed by the Coolsmartphone Order and throwing edited podcasts at us faster than we can manage to publish them, so we’ll trickle them out one per day for the next few days. Here is episode 218 for your listening …

Huawei set the launch date for the Mate 10 Pro

Hauwai has now released the launch date for the Mate 10 Pro, and it is coming very soon. We have been lucky enough to get our hands on with the Mate 10 Pro from Huawei, and the good news is that if you to want to get one …

The iPhone X …let the parodies begin

As we mentioned earlier on Twitter, new iPhone handsets tend to go through a number of stages during their lifespan. Stage 1 – The iPhones are announced in front of a set of carefully-selected press. Stage 2 – The handsets are derided and criticised. Stage 3 – The …

Apple Event – Live

Ok, we’ll give this a try. You already know quite a bit about the iPhone X / iPhone 8 from our earlier exclusive post and, as is usual with anything Apple related, the excitement surrounding the launch is palpable. We’ve seen what it should look like, the details …

The new iPhone. It’ll be expensive. Get used to it.

Every time I write about the iPhone I seem to upset someone. Look, the new iPhone will be been announced today, so I’m writing about that. However, this same story could also apply to the Samsung Galaxy Note8. That’s £869, which is a lot of money. The Samsung …

Massive iPhone X leakage ahead of launch event

At the weekend I found this, my old HTC One V. Released just five years ago, it has a 3.7″ screen which looks tiny when sat next to the latest smartphones. A 1GHz CPU and 512MB of memory also meant that the experience was hilariously slow. How far …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – All the details and the live launch

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Yeah. That didn’t go well did it? It became famous for all the wrong reasons – appearing on warning signs at airports and generally becoming the butt of jokes involving explosions or fireballs. Today marks the launch of the Note 8, and the …

What may live may never die – YotaPhone 3

I have no idea what it is about the YotaPhone concept that I like so much. Leigh reviewed the YotaPhone 2 when it was released, so you can check here to see what he thought about it. The TL:DR version is that although he quite liked it, my …

Nokia 8 official!

The time has come. Nokia have returned the to flagship party! At least, this is what we are being told. We’ve got details from all the material released during the press event, held yesterday. The more obvious question is, why should we care that Nokia are back in …

iPhone 8 mock-ups reveal a beautiful phone… maybe

Many of my friends are still holding on to their rather dented and slightly battered iPhone handsets. They’ve dodged the iPhone 7, some have even skipped the iPhone 6s, in anticipation of the “big one” – the iPhone 8. Rumours are always to be taken with a large …

Say hello to the Honor 6A

The first thing this actually reminded me of was the Honor 5C, however, it’s actually a replacement for the Honor 5A, announced in January last year. This, the Honor 6A, is available to pre-order from vMall and will be on sale this Friday, August 4th, with Three UK. …

Honor 9 – Everything you need to know

Live from here in Berlin, we’ve got all the very latest details on the new Honor handset. The first thing you need to know is the price. It’s going to retail in the UK for a mere £379 and will be sold via Amazon, vMall and Three. The …

Honor Launch – Live

Yes, it’s me – I’m actually doing a press event. Early this morning, incredibly sore after my 340 mile ride to Edinburgh, I hopped onto a flight to Berlin. I’m now sat in a (thankfully) very comfortable seat, ready to bring you all the details of the new …

HTC U launch confirmed for May 16th

Just yesterday we covered news of the HTC U. Today we’re getting details on a launch on May 16th for this particular handset, and a tagline suggesting that it’ll be “squeezable”. Leaked details suggest that the frame will be touch-sensitive so you can gently squeeze it to perform …

Get a free speaker with your new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

There’s just over an hour to go until we see the actual, real, official shots of the new Samsung Galaxy S8. However, up and down the land there’s marketing material rolling out and, thanks to some lovely leakers, we can tell you a few things based on the …

Apple Launch New iPhones and a cheaper iPad

Without the usual fanfare of an Apple launch, a number of new iDevices have been announced to the market. Yes Red iPhones, larger capacity iPhone SEs and a new iPad have announced by everyone’s  fruit based tech company, and we have to say that the red looks rather awesome. …

Sony Xperia L1 Announced

Our coverage at Barcelona brought a raft of mobile phones, but no – Sony have another one for us. Available in black, white or pink, it’s the Xperia L1. This has 2GB of RAM and runs on a MediaTek Quad-core 64-bit CPU running at 1.45GHz. There’s also 16GB …

MWC – Lenovo launch the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus

Both powered by Nougat 7.0, these will be shipping next month. The two handsets are well built and there’s a definite focus on a clean and premium metal finish here. The G5 has a 5″ Full HD display (1920×1080) display whilst the G5 Plus has a slightly larger …

MWC – Nokia have returned.

In reality the Nokia brand should be worthless. Microsoft grabbed the mobile arm of Nokia and then either.. (a) Performed a number of changes in order to make it more successful (b) Completely destroyed the mobile side of the company after launching devices like the 930. ..it depends …

MWC – Huawei P10 and P10+ Picture Special

Following on from the EE announcement, we’ve had confirmation that both Three and Vodafone will be ranging the Huawei P10 and Huawei P10+ too. Three have confirmed that they’ll be taking the black and gold models. The P10 and P10+ will be available pricing from March in Europe …

MWC – Sony Event Live Blog

We’re live here in Spain for the latest Sony announcements. Join us below for all the fun… Here’s the clever protector in action…

MWC – The LG G6 is go!

Well, here it is. The LG G6. Last year I was here to see the modular G5 and all the additional toys getting shown off, but this year the idea of plug-in peripherals seems to have taken a back seat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vMLTdgRB8Y LG spoke about the “ideal smartphone” and …

MWC – LG G6 Launch Liveblog and livestream

We’ve heard the rumours and seen all the leaked shots, now it’s time for the launch itself. We’re expecting a new 18:9 screen, a bigger battery, faster CPU and no more modular business. Rumours of rounded corners on the screen and a flattened rear with no camera hump …

MWC – Live from the BlackBerry KEYone announcement

The DTEK70, aka the BlackBerry Mercury, accidentally showed up online this morning in an official release. The final name will be the BlackBerry KEYone and is made by TCL with BlackBerry as a licensing partner. The actual TCL press event is happening right now in Barcelona, and you …

MWC – BlackBerry Mercury accidentally goes official as the KEYone

A slightly premature embargo-busting post by the guys at GSMArena (now removed) has resulted in the BlackBerry KEYone spilling all over the internet earlier than expected. The handset, which has already appeared in the flesh thanks to teaser shots from TCL Exec Steve Cistulli, was also known as the DTEK70 …

Mobile World Congress / MWC – Why all the fuss?

For quite a number of years now we’ve been lucky enough to head out to Barcelona. We go armed with ultra-portable gadgets and good running shoes. The event, held in the city since 2006, is basically where all the big mobile companies such as LG, Huawei, Sony and …

So, the LG G6 just leaked

Trusting leaks can be a dangerous game, but when it’s long-time leaker @evleaks, we do listen. He’s just posted this picture on his Twitter feed, purportedly of the incoming LG G6, which we’ll be able to get our hands on this coming Sunday when it’ll be launched officially. …

ARCHOS to launch KODAK tablets into Europe

The KODAK Ektra is already a strong first handset from the company, but now ARCHOS will be helping to push the brand further into the European market by licensing the KODAK name. ARCHOS CEO, Loïc Poirier, tells us the following… We are very proud to become one of …

Blue Google Pixel coming to UK via EE

The Pixel was the first ‘Made by Google’ smartphone by the tech giant. It brought customers new features such as a new Google Assistant, and unlimited photo storage free of charge. EE were the exclusive partner here in the U.K. Both the White and Black models have been …

LG at MWC 2017 – Like a G6, Like a G6

If LG don’t use this song as part of their G6 launch I will be properly upset. The phone will be introduced Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain on February 26th. It’s not long to wait, but you can at least have a look at their new …

Help us get to Mobile World Congress 2017

Mobile World Congress is right round the corner now and we’ve got pretty much everything nailed down in terms of meeting the relevant people and seeing the latest gadgets. Our plan, as usual, is to grab the latest and most interesting gadgets – putting them live on the …

LG and Google team up on improved smartwatches

If you’re into your smartwatches and use an Android device, you’ll have noticed the lack of updates of both hardware and software recently. LG are planning to change all that with two new smartwatches, both running the new Wear 2.0 update. They were leaked by Evan Blass but …

Huawei Mate 9 available on Three UK

In my opinion it’s one of the best phones to have been announced last year. Now it’s available on the high street for the buying public. Three and Huawei have just announced that the Mate 9 is going on sale in some of the Three stores and also …

HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play announced

Fancy a handset that will help you through your day? With artificial intelligence and voice assistants becoming a big thing in tech, HTC have chosen to deliver a new helper in their two new handsets. Called “Sense Companion”, it can advise you to charge up if you’ve got …