Tag: smartphones

Apple blow to Windows Mobile 7?

It's iPhone 4 launch day, but something has occurred to us. Apple seem to have dealt a bit of a blow to Windows Mobile 7, purely through releasing SOMETHING this summer. With all the buzz an Apple product launch generates, all the networks now do...

Android Market Becoming Too Crowded?

Vodafone PR were kind enough to loan me a Google Nexus One and a Vodafone 845 for a few weeks which arrived yesterday and, as with any new Android device, the first place you visit after the initial sync is the Android market.  However what did h...

Watching the World Cup on your mobile? You’ll need..

There's a fairly big football thing happening soon and, if you're lucky enough to have and Android phone with Beebplayer still installed you'll be able to watch it when the BBC shows a match (see here for a list of what channel is showing what). But.....

T3 Gadget Award Nominees announced

The T3 Gadget Awards are here again and this year the contenders for "Phone of the Year" include five Android phones and one Windows Mobile device. On the Android side the choice includes the HTC Desire, HTC Legend, Google Nexus One, Motorola Mileston...

Bursting my Bubble

No, I'm not dead. I just have an annoying combination of exams and parents to deal with, although not for much longer. Additionally, I can now be reached at phoenix@coolsmartphone.com, in case anyone actually wants to talk to me It's been a little ov...

Android knocks WinMo into fourth place according to stats

Smartphone sales have continued to explode with analyst firm Gartner reporting an almost 50% increase in the first quarter of 2010. Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner, also states that.. “Android’s momentum continued into the fi...

HTC now suing Apple – Not so quiet now !

Apple are suing HTC, you knew that already, but just in the last hour we're learning that HTC is to counter sue Apple. They want to stop the import of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the USA. HTC say that Apple have infringed five of their patents, …

Damage – Has your phone lived to tell the tale?

The other night, completely sober, I dropped my HTC Hero. It bounced down the stairs, hitting pretty much every step and came to a stop against the stair-gate. I feared the worst, but after finding the battery and cover it all seemed to power on just ...

HP scoop up Palm for $1.2 Billion

Palm have produced some rather nice Windows Mobile handsets over the years. We particularly liked the Palm Treo 750v. Now they're under new ownership after HP announced the purchase of the company for a cool $1.2 billion. HTC were previously rumoured ...

Microsoft Patent Agreement with HTC for Android phones

Micrsoft has just announced that it's entered into an intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement with HTC. This will let HTC use Microsoft's patented technology in Android mobile phones. No financial details have been disclosed but the agreement s...

Gizmodo and the secret iPhone – Things get ugly

We've covered this over on iPhoneBANG but now things have taken an even stranger turn with that unreleased iPhone. So, the story so far. A poor Apple employee went out and had a few too many German beers. In his pocket, an all-new unreleased iPhone di...

HTC Buying Palm? Nope.

It was a possibility but, according to Reuters it's now not going to happen.. "The world's No. 5 smartphone brand and one name associated with a possible offer, was approached about making a bid but decided to pass after reviewing Palm's books, a sour...

Developer Survey – The good and the bad

A recent survey by Appcelerator last month has shown what we all kinda knew. Developer interest in Windows Phone isn't as high as it could be. The full survey, which is available for download, involved 1028 developers and shows that 87% are "very in...

Palm goes up for sale. HTC a potential bidder?

Palm is now up for sale. The company once made Windows Mobile handsets and likely bidders include HTC and Lenovo. Palm have posted 11 straight quarterly losses with the Pre and Pixi handsets failing to rescue the sliding share prices. Palm saw its sha...

HTC HD mini and HTC Desire appear in o2 literature

What's this ? The o2 April catalogue? What's this I spy inside ? Well I'll be, it's the Android-powered HTC Desire and the Windows-powered HD mini. The HD2 is in the middle, this is a phone that's already out on o2 and may get a sales boost thanks …

Mobility: The Definition of a Smartphone

Ok, so you're on a site called "coolsmartphone.com". It's possible that you're a friend of mine that I've linked to this trying to show off, and it's also possible that you're just very, very lost and you're looking for directions back to Google, but ...

HTC Disagree with Apple, will defend themselves

HTC have just put out a press release in response to the Apple lawsuit. The response puts a heavy emphasis on the history of HTC and the many awards that HTC have received. HTC completely disagree with the Apple claims and they intend to fully defend ...

Vodafone 845 Android Phone Leaked

UberGizmo have come across some information on a new Android 2.1 device being rebranded under the Vodafone name and is to be called the 'Vodafone 845' The Vodafone 845 features a 3.2 Megapixel camera, 2.8 inch QVGA screen, Android 2.1, 3G/HSDPA and Wi...

iPhone Flat-lines, Google Surges, MS slides

The comScore MobiLens service reports on trends in the US mobile industry. In the three months between October 2009 and January 2010 their stats, which come from Smartphone subscribers aged over 13 years old, show that Microsoft appear to have lost gr...

Google Street View Expands – Grab your mobile now!

Some months ago I blogged about how the Google car had snapped pictures of my entire family. Today the journey is complete and all those millions of photos are online. Google Street View has expanded to cover most of the UK and it's available right no...