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  • My new toy – The Pressy

    21 October 2014, 8:53 am by: Leigh Geary

    Some months ago I ordered this cheap physical button for my phone. It plugs into the audio port and gives you an additional button which you can program to open certain apps or run certain tasks. The cheap button was just £1 but this, the “proper” Pressy…
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact – Review

    21 October 2014, 6:41 am by: James Pearce

    Iterative products are just a way of life these days. We get a new slightly updated device every few months, sometimes every six months, sometimes even every year, Sony have mastered the iterative product cycle, releasing new products every six months ensuring…
  • Free data on EE every month

    21 October 2014, 4:12 am by: Leigh Geary

    OK now, don’t get too excited, it’s not a great deal of data but still, this is worth investigating if you’re thinking of getting a tablet as a gift. It’s only 100MB, but if you have a tablet or phone that mostly lives near a WiFi hotspot it could be…
  • Pre-order a OnePlus One on 27th October 2014

    20 October 2014, 4:49 pm by: Aran Isom

    That’s right, you will be able to order (well pre-order) one of the most frustratingly difficult to order phone of 2014 on 27th October. As posted on the OnePlus Forum the invite system will be bolstered by the option to put down cash no matter who you are…
  • Archos VR glasses available to order for £25

    20 October 2014, 7:42 am by: Mike

    Even though they are hardly top of the range, you have to admire Archos. The French company keep the bottom to mid-range end of the market afloat, releasing a variety of smartphones and tablets. Never one to shy away from the latest tech, Archos have now…
  • Is Lumia Emerald the next firmware update?

    20 October 2014, 6:47 am by: Mike

    The thing about rumours is that it’s nigh on impossible to prove or disprove them at the time and afterwards, when reality bites, most people won’t apologise for misleading. Take this one with a large pitch of salt but the next version of firmware to hit…
  • New devices coming from FitBit

    20 October 2014, 5:56 am by: Tom Ranson

    Those of you that love to strap new activity trackers to yourself are in for a treat in the next few weeks. Information sent in to The Verge shows the company is gearing up to launch 3 new products. My bank account is already quivering… The first two…
  • Argos to start selling budget Windows phones and tablets

    20 October 2014, 5:55 am by: Mike

    Who doesn’t love Argos, particularly the newly revamped shops with annoying and hard to use touchscreen ordering iPads?  Now the favourite of the High Street has started to sell Bush Windows phones and tablets. These are no high-end models but are firmly…
  • Oppo update the Find 7/7a with KitKat

    20 October 2014, 4:50 am by: James Pearce

    Can you remember the Oppo Find 7/7a? I had one earlier in the year and whilst being fairly impressed with it, it only ran Jelly Bean with the Color OS skin on top. Well Oppo have pushed out a new ROM for the Find 7/7a which is KitKat. Yes that’s pretty much…
  • Nexus 9 available for pre-order now from Play Store

    20 October 2014, 3:50 am by: khellan

    Google finally seems to be getting their shipping act together as the Nexus 9, the first tablet to come with Android Lollipop installed, is now available for pre-order at the play store. The only caveat is that the wait time is currently standing at 2-3 weeks.…
  • Apple SIM allows network switching

    20 October 2014, 3:12 am by: Iain McLaren

    Amidst all the madness of the new iPad announcements (and the network availability from Three and EE) you may have missed one small titbit – the new Apple SIM. No, this isn’t Apple changing the size again, it is a standard nano SIM but one with a little…
  • Nexus 7 no longer available on UK Play Store

    18 October 2014, 12:56 pm by: Aran Isom

    Well that didn’t take long! A quick search for some details on the Nexus 7 (to be honest I was looking to compare the battery size with the Lenovo Yoga 8 tablet due to the cheap price that Argos are selling it for as reported earlier this week) returned the…
  • HTC Lollipop news

    18 October 2014, 6:23 am by: Leigh Geary

    There’s a lot of information about Android Lollipop and we’ve also learned that doing a Google image search for “lollipop” reveals some really risque results. We’re trying to stay the right side of the family-friendly line here, so we’ve gone for…
  • Sony bringing Lollipop to the entire Xperia Z series

    17 October 2014, 5:52 am by: Leigh Geary

    Whenever a new version of Android appears I get the same question. It’s a question that is sometimes a bit tricky to answer too.. Hey, I heard there’s a new version of Android. Do you know when (insert name of phone) will be getting it? Sadly the rollout…
  • Podcast 113 – that Nexus feeling

    17 October 2014, 3:00 am by: James Pearce

    Welcome to another episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week are Dan, Khellan and Matteo. This weeks topics predictably revolved around the recently announced Nexus devices, the new Apple iPad Air, my Tesco Hudl 2 and my Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2,…
  • iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 coming to Three too

    16 October 2014, 5:55 pm by: Leigh Geary

    If you fancy picking up one of the new iPad devices on a contract then we’ve already mentioned that EE will be offering them. Now Three have added their name to the list too. Again, no prices or exact dates, but Three are keen to point out that their network…
  • EE confirm that they’ll be carrying the new iPads

    16 October 2014, 5:10 pm by: Leigh Geary

    Shortly after the all-new iPads. Both the super-slim new iPad Air 2 (which is just 6.1mm) and the new iPad Mini 3 will be arriving on EE. Both devices will be the WiFi and cellular versions and will be arriving on the superfast 4G network. No prices or exact…
  • Apple Announce the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3

    16 October 2014, 4:57 pm by: John M

    Tonight Apple held a media event at one of it’s campus lecture theatres, while not quite the showcase of the iPhone 6 launch, the more ‘intimate’ setting made for more personal event, and the event live streaming was flawless this it time. In fact the…
  • Podcast 113 – Listen in live

    16 October 2014, 1:30 pm by: James Pearce

    We’re back, after a short break we are back. The Coolsmartphone Podcast returns. This is the listen in live post which will become live at about 7.30pm tonight. There will be a Play button below. Topics this week will revolve around the newly announced Nexus…
  • Nexus – we got what we asked for – opinion

    16 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: khellan

    Or did we? If you frequent this mobile specific site, then there’s every chance that you’re that type of person to also check out others… and possibly read the associated comments. A lot of these comments concerning any given Nexus may revolve around how…

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