Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars

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HTC announces dual-SIM HTC One with expandable memory

November 29, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

HTC One dual SIMHTC has added yet another version of the HTC One to its range. The flagship phone has been given various new colours since it was put on sale earlier this year, with a subtle gold model joining the existing red …

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Want an ultra-bright Galaxy S4 Mini? Three new colours have been announced

November 28, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Galaxy S4 MiniThe Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has always been available in a regular black or white colour scheme, but anyone wanting something a little brighter would have needed to buy a case for their phone. That’s no longer the situation, as

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Coming to iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows Phone

November 27, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

GTA San AndreasAlmost a year ago this week, Rockstar Games announced it would be releasing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for iOS and Android. It was a welcome early Christmas treat, and the game turned out to be great. Now, Rockstar

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The HTC One now comes in gold (but not real gold this time)

November 26, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

HTC One Gold SmallHTC has added another colour to its growing range of HTC One models, and this time it’s tapping into one of this year’s most fashionable shades, gold. Gold phones have been around for years, but few have created so much …

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The Galaxy Grand 2 is Samsung’s Latest Big Screen Phone

November 25, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Galaxy Grand 2Samsung has announced the Galaxy Grand 2, its latest smartphone with a massive screen, this time measuring 5.25-inches. That’s just a touch larger than the Galaxy S4, but slightly smaller than the Galaxy Note 3. If that sounds like …

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Now you can buy unlocked smartphones through GiffGaff

November 22, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

GiffGaff phonesAt the beginning of the month, GiffGaff confirmed it would start selling smartphones alongside its great value SIM-only mobile network. Although it said at the time there was a hope of launching them before the end of November, it was …

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Massive Lumia 1520 ready for release on December 6

November 21, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Lumia 1520 GroupNokia announced the Lumia 1520 at the end of October, at its packed Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi, alongside the Lumia 1320 and the Lumia 2520 tablet. At the time, it said little about the phone’s release, other …

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The next superphone could have a Snapdragon 805 processor inside

November 20, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Snapdragon ProcessorIf you’ve been keeping an eye on the major smartphone releases this year, you’ll know the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor has been inside many of them. The list includes the Nexus 5, the Sony Xperia Z1, and the Galaxy …

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Fancy a trip to Harrods? Maybe you’ll pick up BlackBerry’s Porsche Design P’9982 for £1500

November 19, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

BlackBerry P9982BlackBerry may be going through some challenging times at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped it from announcing a new, high-end smartphone in conjunction with Porsche Design. The phone is called the P’9982, and is a successor of sorts …

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Qualcomm Toq smartwatch ready for launch in early December

November 18, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Qualcomm ToqAnother smartwatch is about to hit the market, this time produced by Qualcomm, a company best known for producing mobile processors, such as the Snapdragon series. It’s called the Toq, and was previewed during the IFA 2013 tech show …

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