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  • Nokia’s Here Maps is Launching on Android Devices

    30 August 2014, 2:01 am by: John M

    When Microsoft purchased Nokia it didn’t actually purchase all of it, and ones of the teams left behind were the team responsible for Nokia’s impressive Here Maps. Popular for it’s true offline & wide scale mapping functions Nokia have struck a deal with…
  • Vodafone deliver 4G to PAYG customers too

    29 August 2014, 8:50 am by: Leigh Geary

    Getting mobile broadband speeds just got a bit easier on Vodafone, with the UK network allowing their Pay As You Go customers onto the 4G network too. It’s been a year since the Voda 4G tech got switched on, and their existing 4G Pay Monthly customers are…
  • Spotify updated for Windows Phone – finally the ability to listen for free!

    29 August 2014, 8:09 am by: Mike

    Those on Windows Phone continue to suffer from app withdrawal.  More often than not common apps are now available on the OS, but more often than not these are not the fully developed versions available on Android or iOS.  Case in point: in May Spotify…
  • Lumia Cyan now available for Developer Preview devices

    29 August 2014, 6:55 am by: Mike

    We’ve previously reported here how those who had opted to install the Developer’s Preview of Windows Phone 8.1 had been unable to install the Lumia Cyan firmware.  True to its word, Microsoft has (finally!) resolved whatever the glitch was and Lumia Cyan…
  • Microsoft Surface 2 price reduction at Tesco

    29 August 2014, 5:57 am by: Mike

      One of the great things about supermarkets nowadays is that you might simply pop in with the intention of buying a pint of milk and some scampi fries, but you can easily leave having spent lots of money on electronic bargains.  Case in point, Tesco has…
  • LG G2 going cheap on Vodafone

    29 August 2014, 4:31 am by: Leigh Geary

    Whilst looking around for a new handset, I stumbled across a sale that Vodafone are doing. They’ve discounted the £99 up-front fee normally charged on their contract LG G2 and you can pick it up (until September 17th) for free on plans starting at a measly…
  • Podcast 107 – a keyboard on a 2 inch screen

    29 August 2014, 3:00 am by: James Pearce

    Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were John and Leigh. This weeks topics were loosely based around me resisting buying something foreign on eBay, Leigh throwing all of his mobiles in the pool on holiday, John…
  • Apple Announces September Event

    28 August 2014, 2:11 pm by: Kaleb Butt

    Today Apple sent out it’s press invites to their annual September event. Held at – home of the first Mac’s introduction– Flint Center in Cupertino, the event will take place on September 9th. Expectations include the introduction of two new…
  • Teen Developers – Eytan Schulman

    28 August 2014, 2:09 pm by: Kaleb Butt

    Before beginning this week’s interview, I’d just like to thank everyone for the great response we got to our first interview a few weeks ago. The feedback we got was great and we have an amazing lineup that we can’t wait to show you.   This week I spoke…
  • Nexus 7, 2012 model, going for a song

    28 August 2014, 9:10 am by: Leigh Geary

    Fancy a well-known tablet for not much cash? Expansys have knocked down the price of the Asus-built Google Nexus 7 to just £79.99. Originally this was up for £128.13, and it’s powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU with 16GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a 7″…
  • EE 4G now covers the greatest town in the UK

    28 August 2014, 9:03 am by: Leigh Geary

    EE has announced another raft of locations to be bathed in 4G. They include the Prime Minister’s home constituency of Witney and a rather fantastic town called Burntwood where handsome and intelligent people live. We’ve even got the smallest park in the…
  • Acer announce availability of the Liquid Jade and Leap

    28 August 2014, 7:20 am by: James Pearce

    Acer announced their new budget phone and wearable earlier on in the year, in June at Computex and they are going to be showing them off in September at IFA and you’ll be able to buy them from the end of September. Spec wise the phone is mid range and…
  • Samsung announce the 3G equipped Gear S smartwatch

    28 August 2014, 3:32 am by: James Pearce

    Wearables are a hot topic at the moment and Samsung are approaching them with their usual approach, i.e a new device every few months. The new Samsung Gear S delivers an up-to-date smart wearable experience with 3G connectivity and wearable optimized features…
  • LG G Watch R announced ahead of IFA

    28 August 2014, 1:01 am by: Dan

    LG helped launch Android Wear with the original G Watch which many people purchased, including myself. This was our first experience with the new platform but the Moto 360 was always the main attraction due to round design. Well LG have decided to join in with…
  • Huawei tease with .. 7 Mates ?

    27 August 2014, 9:28 am by: Leigh Geary

    So what do we have here? Are Huawei teasing 7 new devices? Or is just one device getting launched at IFA and we’re just getting bombarded with buzz words? The video seems to suggest a glamorous device or devices that can keep up with your life, dynamically…
  • Deal – Get an Oppo N1 looky-likey for not much cash at all actually

    27 August 2014, 4:45 am by: Leigh Geary

    Since I bought the Samsung Galaxy S4 clone from the guys at GearBest they’ve been pretty happy with the publicity. So much so, that they’ve given us a special coupon code, just for our loyal, intelligent, handsome readers. Right now they have an upgraded…
  • MiPow PLAYBULB review

    27 August 2014, 3:55 am by: Leigh Geary

    The bulb you screw into your light fitting has one simple task – to provide light. It’s a standard and rather boring task but, with the new eco-friendly bulbs costing more than the old-style bulbs, why not add something extra? This, for £59.99 (although…
  • HTC announce the 64 bit Desire 510

    27 August 2014, 3:30 am by: James Pearce

    The budget phone market is a fiercely fought market these days, with companies like Motorola, Nokia, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Samsung and of course HTC battling it out. As Peter Chou says: Owning the latest and greatest technology shouldn’t be reserved for those…
  • Acer Liquid E700 only £160 unlocked

    27 August 2014, 2:59 am by: Leigh Geary

    Amazon in Germany have just added this quad-core handset, which has a 5″ Zero-Air-Gap IPS HD screen (1280 x 720), 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and runs Android 4.4.2. The Acer Liquid E700 is called the Trio because it can take three SIM cards, so one for work, one…
  • Is Google Docs a viable replacement to Microsoft Office 365 (iOS Update) ?

    27 August 2014, 1:28 am by: John M

    Google have taken a step forward in their on going mission to make Google Docs a viable option in the productivity space with key upgrades to their office suite apps on iOS. Now available as standalone Apps on iOS outside of Google Drive the Google Docs (Word…

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