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  • £10 off those up-front prices this Bank Holiday

    30 August 2015, 6:26 am by: Leigh Geary

    It’s a Bank Holiday here in the UK, so expect .. err… hot weather and barbeques. If we don’t get that then you can always head to the pub for “a quick one” and then wake up at 11AM on Monday with a very bad headache. If nothing else, if you get paid…
  • Free SIM from The Peoples Operator, plus £10.50 bonus credit

    30 August 2015, 5:04 am by: Aran Isom

    Bit of a UK only deal now. The Peoples Operator is an MVNO that we originally covered a while ago as part of our Charity Networks article. They have now launched a rather cool sounding promotion which is designed to get you using their network. It’s pretty…
  • Protect your iPhone, try a Jimmy Case

    30 August 2015, 3:56 am by: Leigh Geary

    I was stood underneath those big information boards at Euston train station last week and, judging by the people sitting on the floor around me, it’s fair to say that people break their iPhones quite a bit and then keep on using them. The latest iPhone…
  • Podcast 152 – Honor to the WileyFox

    29 August 2015, 3:57 am by: John M

      Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast episode 152. In this Episode John is joined by Gary and Podcast newcomer Mike to discuss: Mike’s experiences of SmartWatches The News from the Honor and WileyFox launch events including: The currently unnamed Honor…
  • iPhone 6s appears in leaked video?

    28 August 2015, 5:51 am by: Ian Furlong

    Well it’s coming to that time of year, when we receive stacks of iPhone-related gossip about the next version. The latest “leak” comes in the form of a video which purports to show the latest handset from Apple. As with other iterations of the “S”,…
  • Doro 820 Mini Competition – The winners

    28 August 2015, 5:38 am by: Leigh Geary

    A couple of weeks ago we had a big competition to give away one of two Doro 820 Mini phones. Our mailbox was overflowing with entries on this one, so many thanks to every single entry. We’ve stuck all of them into our randomizer and the following two people…
  • Honor 7 Ready to buy here in the UK, plus a few other surprises

    28 August 2015, 4:47 am by: Leigh Geary

    Last night, at the Honor launch event in London, we learned more about the Honor 7, plus the fact that you can actually buy the thing at vMall – an official Huawei and Honor store. Buying handsets direct is something people are more confident about doing…
  • New Microsoft Lumia handset details leak

    27 August 2015, 9:45 am by: Leigh Geary

    The inimitable @evleaks is back again with some more tasty information about upcoming and unannounced handsets. This time it’s a couple of Windows Phone devices from Microsoft. The top one here is a 5.7″ handset named the “Cityman” and there’s…
  • Amazon offers advert free apps for absolutely nothing on the Underground

    27 August 2015, 9:24 am by: Simon Allum

    Looked in the charts recently? I’ve just taken a look at the top Android games currently sitting in the “free” category. Some of the games you’re playing the most might be a little way down, but there’s a bit of a surprise in the top 10 because…
  • Microsoft travel back to 2002 and release a phone with a numeric keypad.

    27 August 2015, 6:34 am by: Leigh Geary

    Where do I start with this? Perhaps with the facts. Over on the Lumia Conversations section of the Microsoft website we have a newly announced Nokia 222. It comes in two versions, either a single or a dual SIM model and, if you can ignore the fact that it’s…
  • So, what the heck is VoLTE anyways?

    27 August 2015, 5:01 am by: Leigh Geary

    The 4G roll-out seems to be happening more and more quickly as days go by now. Sometimes, in places I’ve previously only ever received GPRS, there’s now full 4G. No hop from 2G to 3G here. Just a big leap up from 2G to 4G. It’s welcomed, definitely, but…
  • Three saves customers £1.3 billion

    27 August 2015, 4:20 am by: Leigh Geary

    If you’ve been abroad lately you’ll probably have that text message arrive when you land… Calls will cost a crazy amount here, texts will be just about bearable, but please don’t even think about using data unless you want to re-mortgage your house.…
  • Wanna watch a double murder? Your kids probably have.

    27 August 2015, 3:30 am by: Leigh Geary

    Yesterday there was yet another shooting in America. That, in itself, isn’t unusual and will probably continue for quite some time yet. What was different was the fact that the double murder occured on live morning TV. Footage from Virginia has already…
  • The Monoshot… for improved smartphone photos/video.

    27 August 2015, 2:00 am by: Ian Furlong

    I would say with some conviction that mobile phone photography is now a recognised sector of the photography world (have a look at the mobile specific groups on Flickr for example). As the quality of cameras improved in our mobile devices, the creative folk…
  • Wishbone Smart Thermometer – Review

    26 August 2015, 8:00 am by: Garry Clark

    Have you got a small child? If so you will be most likely aware that they have an uncanny tendency to get ill from time to time. Now ,like any good parent, we’ve got a digital thermometer. However, like any good self respecting toddler my son despises the…
  • Oppo R5s, the slimmest of upgrades

    26 August 2015, 7:46 am by: Tom Ranson

    Oppo are stepping things up! October last year saw the introduction of the R5, the slimmest smartphone on the market. At just 4.85mm it’s a wonder they can fit anything inside the chassis. This year they have given the device a facelift (I can’t find the…
  • Three UK launch new 40GB Broadband package

    26 August 2015, 6:57 am by: Dan

    You want MORE data? Three have just launched a brand new 40GB mobile broadband package. This is based on a 12 month contract for customers here in the UK. Before now the highest allowance was 15GB. Just the other day we spotted a new 20GB plan on offer…
  • WileyFox sneak up on us with affordable smartphones.

    26 August 2015, 2:30 am by: Tom Ranson

    We’ve all heard the story, an impressive specification at a low price. Oppo does it, Honor does it, OnePlus does it… Now WileyFox do it too! This is the Storm, the ‘premium’ version. Rocking a Snapdragon 600 at 1.5GHz it will be relatively snappy.…
  • Motorola Moto G 3rd gen – Review

    25 August 2015, 5:37 pm by: Matteo Doni

    It has been just less than a couple of years since Motorola launched the original Moto G, and now the third iteration of Motorola’s successful device is with us. I recently live-blogged the announcement event for the 3rd generation Moto G, the Moto X Play…
  • Edifier M3280BT Home Audio Bluetooth Speakers – Review

    25 August 2015, 6:49 am by: Leigh Geary

    This aren’t your usual Bluetooth speakers. You can’t carry them around in your pocket for a starter – they’re just too big. The box alone weighs in at 7KG when it arrives, so these are definitely home speakers which will take up space on a table,…

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