Tag: NFC

Improvements made in payment options

Paying for goods and services has always been a simple process, but in recent years it’s seemingly become even easier. In the past, options essentially involved either cash or a cheque, yet debit and credit cards have swiftly become commonplace among cash and cheques, paving the way for …

NFC on the iPhone 6. All you can do is pay with it

During Mobile World Congress I gained entry to the event via NFC and special app. It was a bit like the a Oyster card system on the Tube here in a London and seemed to work rather well. There was a big push during the event for NFC …

Fancy some extra buttons?

Have you ever felt like you were missing out on having some extra shortcut buttons on your phone or tablet? Ones that could be almost anywhere on the device and allow you complete customisation? Then Dimple may be the solution you have been waiting for. Dimple is a …

Bayan Audio Soundbook Review

Yes. Fair comment, we do review a lot of Bluetooth speakers here at Coolsmartphone. It’s the new thing though. Gone are the days of kitchen radio, CD and tape players. Now it’s a speaker which you pair with your phone or MP3 player. What about FM radio though? …

Nokia Lumia 925 Wireless charging shell review

A rather nondescript envelope arrived at my house at the weekend. Now it had been a good night on the Saturday to say the least so I had forgotten arranging this delivery. With some trepidation as to what I may have bought in a Corona fueled haze I …

MWC – Nokia wireless car charger hands on

As well as four new devices, Nokia also unveiled some accessories to complement the Lumia range. One of these is the Nokia wireless car charger. When docked in the charger, as well as charging the phone wirelessly, the charger can also open a default application (for example, Nokia …

Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini gets a little NFC

The S3 Mini is already available but a new NFC (tap to pay) version is on the way in just a few days. Powered by Android 4.1, the phone will remain identical to the non-NFC version, which includes a 4″ 800 x 480 Super AMOLED screen, dual-core 1GHz …

Nokia Announce the Lumia 620

Nokia have just announced a new addition to their range of Lumia handsets – the Lumia 620. As with the Lumia 610 the new 620 is an entry level device clearly aimed at the younger market. Coming in a range of seven (yes 7) different colours, the entry …

Vizibility – Clever NFC business cards and an online identity

So, you’ve got a business card. Most people do. Whether it’s a cheap business card or a posh aluminium one there’s generally the same problem – you can only fit a certain amount of information on, and when your number or job title changes it means a whole …

Droid DNA Exclusive to Verizon Wireless

America. Land of the free, home of the Verizon network and now – the Droid DNA. Made by HTC it’s available for pre-order on VerizonWireless.com and features a Super LCD 5″ screen with an amazing 1920×1080 resolution. Specs have been widely leaked, but include a 1.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon …

Samsung Galaxy Note II – Initial Impressions

One of the surprise hits of late in the mobile handset arena was the Samsung Galaxy Note.  It sold by the bucketload and even now the waxing lyrical hasn’t stopped. It was therefore no shock when Samsung announced the Galaxy Note II and thanks to the lovely people …

New Blackberry Aristo handset specs leak

As 2012 draws ever nearer to a close, Blackberry fans will be getting more and more excited for the launch of BB10.  Currently scheduled for release in early 2012, the new OS which was shown off last month at Blackberry Jam is beginning to create a bit of …

NFC Demo using the Bond Phone

Now then Bond pay attention………. Here it is then the Bond phone showing of some of it technical wizardry enough to make Q giddy with excitement. One of the great feature of the recent Xperia Line up including the newly announced Xperia T is NFC is built in …

Acer Cloud Mobile Available from Wednesday 3rd October

News has reached us that the new Acer Cloud Mobile will be available from 3rd October directly from Expansys. The new 4.3″ device is set to ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich and is powered by a 1.5Ghz dual core Snapdragon processor.  With 16gb internal storage and …

Spotify for Android updated

Spotify have just released another update for the Android software into the Play market. The update brings a couple of interesting new features, the first being NFC sharing of songs between phones – as long as your phones are Ice Cream Sandwich or above. It also introduces something …

Is NFC About to Take Off in the UK with the Galaxy SIII ?

Barely a couple of days after Everything Everywhere announced that they have teamed up with Mastercard comes another announcement, this time from Orange, one of the partners in the EE stable. Some time ago, Orange launched Quick Tapp with the Samsung Tocco Light.  This enabled NFC payments to be …

Sony Xperia P Available on Three

Looking to get yourself the Sony Xperia P we reviewed recently? It’s available today on Three and tomorrow in their stores. Prices start at £27 a month with no upfront cost on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan. It’s being offered up on Pay As You Go too. For …

NFC – What you need to know *Updated* with forum link

NFC stands for Near Field Communication you may have seen it in shops now as contactless payment basically its a set of standards for smartphones that enables the transfer of data such as text or numbers between two NFC enabled devices. NFC tags, like stickers, key fobs or …

Sony Xperia P Review

The Xperia P sits squarely in the middle of the new Sony Mobile NXT range. The Xperia S has a 4.3″ screen (720×1280), this Xperia P has a 4″ and the Xperia U gets a 3.5″. Inside this is powered by a 1GHz dual-core CPU and there’s an …