Tag: smartphone

A week in the life.

Well, what a week it’s been. Regular readers will realise that I’m not one of the guys on CSP with the latest news. I’m not the one sending out the latest updates. The other guys on the site do such a great job with that kind of thing, …

Samsung Galaxy SIII – Photo special

You definitely get the sense that the S3 isn’t just about specs. There’s more to it than that – there’s an intelligence, a feeling that you have a little “pal” in your pocket that’ll try and help you out when it can. Specs include that gorgeous 4.8″ HD …

HTC One V Review

The bottom of the range is never a good place to be. Not if we’re honest. If your budget will “only go” as far as the One V then you might think that you’re losing out. Sure, when it comes to specs this isn’t as F1-fast as the …

Samsung Galaxy SIII Priced up

So…. The Samsung Galaxy SIII. Want an idea on price? The guys at ur-mobile have whacked it online for £599.95 SIM-free. Mo Bhayat has tipped us off on this and, although the page doesn’t have any specs or further information, there’s an idea on pricing at least… Link …

A new and improved Coolsmartphone

I’ll fess up. I’ve taken quite a bit of heat these last few weeks. However, after facing the possible closure of the site just a few weeks ago, I saw how quickly you guys rallied around and helped us out. Right then, more than ever, It brought into …

The Next Galaxy shows on Vodafone

The network has just added this landing page ready for the upcoming “Next Galaxy”, which we all presume is the Samsung Galaxy SIII. The launch takes place on May 3rd, which which is only 10 days away, and you can plonk your name down on the Vodafone site …

Galaxy S3 Handled on video? More photos online..

We’ve seen a video which apparently shows the new Samsung Galaxy SIII in action. According to the video, the design of the handset may have been changed since this was filmed but everything should be pretty accurate. The guys at tinhte.vn have published some photos and, although they’re …

Should we bring the forum back?

Today we had an interesting discussion amongst the brilliant writers here at Coolsmartphone. It’s a discussion that is still going on now, and emails are flying around pretty quickly. This got me thinking. I kinda miss the forum in a way. Discussions like the one we’re having via …

Three launch the Galaxy Y

The entry-level Galaxy Y may not be for everyone, but for the money this will get many onto the smartphone ladder and looks pretty swish too. Powered by an 832MHz CPU it’s got a 2 megapixel camera, 3.0” QVGA screen and it sounds like Three are chucking in …

HTC One S Review

The HTC One S is the slimmer, ever-so-slightly-less-powerful brother of the HTC One X. It’s got a 4.3″ screen with 960×540 pixel screen. I say “slightly less powerful” but heck, a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU is still ruddy good. Powered by Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0, it uses …

HTC One X Review 1

The HTC One series was announced at Mobile World Congress in February and with so much to see I really didn’t get much time at all with the One X.  Add to that all the rushing around and not being 100%, I came away from Barcelona not really …

HTC One X in stock, but…

Well James. We used to like you. You were our friend once, but now you’re dangling the HTC One X in front of us but, due to an embargo, we can’t get it until April 4th. If you’ve ordered one (for £497.98) then you only have to wait …

Snapdragon try to tell us something about their CPU

Snapdragon have put out this promotional video showing one phone travelling around the world. It did the trip in one charge and filmed various wacky bits in between as you can see below. Now…. battery life is always a pain point for smartphone users, so initially we were …

Review – The Standeazy

Stands. They’re always a touchy subject here at Coolsmartphone. There’s usually a couple of things you have to put up with when you’re looking for one. For a start there’s a selection of stands and base units which you may have to carefully select to suit your specific …

Angry Birds vs Angry Birds – Windows Phone vs Android

Mobile World Congress always shows us just how the mobile OS’s are performing in the marketplace. We saw for ourselves that the Google Android stand was full of people and the Windows Phone stand was perhaps a little more subdued. Sure, it goes without saying that Windows Phone …

Windows Phone 7 now outsells Symbian

Back in February last year Symbian had a 12.4% share of the smartphone market here in the UK. Now, according to figures by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, this has now dropped to 2.4%. The 10% drop means that Windows Phone 7 has now … just…. overtaken the Symbian OS. …

Don’t know how to text? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one

We get a few press releases and research results posted through our door here at Coolsmartphone towers. This one flashed up on our radar and well, we figured it was worth telling you about. The Geek Squad asked 1,837 people about their mobile phone usage and found that …

Samsung Galaxy SIII Pictured and ready for pre-order?

If you’re an online retailer looking to get some hits, you could try adding a slightly mocked-up Samsung Galaxy SIII and just wait for the clicks to arrive. Right now mobilecityonline have possibly done just that, with the phone now on their site ready for pre-order at $799.99. …

Data Security: Lock your smartphone

There’s a great article from Bloomsberg Business week that I wanted to share, involving a study with Symantec on what people do with your lost smartphone once they get their hands on it. As part of the study,  Symantec ‘lost’ a total of 50 phones in the US …