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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Jolla smartphone ready to sail on November 27

November 15, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Jolla Phone 1The world’s first smartphone to use the Sailfish operating system will be released on November 27, when the device will arrive on the DNA network in Finland. It’ll launch at an invite-only party held by Jolla, where 450 phones …

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Motorola Moto G announced, a £130 budget smartphone with stock Android

November 14, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Moto G Full SmallIf you’ve been itching to see what Motorola had planned for the UK, then all has been revealed. At an event held in Brazil, but live streamed to the world over the Internet, the Google-owned firm has announced the

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White HTC Desire 500 hits the UK as a Carphone Warehouse exclusive

November 13, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

HTC Desire 500The HTC Desire 500 was announced earlier this year, and despite being available as a SIM-free phone through an online retailer, the phone has never made it out onto the high street before. That’s now changed, as Carphone Warehouse

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Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display now on sale through Apple’s online store

November 12, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

iPad Mini RetinaApple announced the second generation iPad Mini, now with a high resolution Retina display, during an event on October 22. While the full-size tablet launched on the day, the iPad Air, was given a release date and has already …

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Latest deal sees Galaxy Gear come free with Galaxy Note 3

November 11, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 3Smartwatches are still a rarity, but there are several examples out there to buy, one being the Galaxy Gear. Samsung’s wrist-worn gadget has a frighteningly high, £300 price tag, twice that of its Sony rival the SmartWatch 2, and …

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Asda wants just £5 for its latest phone, but it’s pretty basic

November 8, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Alcatel 1010Although “free” phones are common, the price is usually dependent on signing up for a multi-year contract, meaning they’re not free at all, at least not in the long run. So how cheap does a phone get, without a contract? …

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GiffGaff confirms it’ll start selling unlocked phones soon

November 7, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

GiffGaff phonesGiffGaff, the popular low-cost UK virtual mobile network, has been talking about selling phones for a few weeks now, and in a blog post has confirmed which devices it’ll be stocking and how payments will be made. At the …

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Tegra 4-powered Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 tablet coming to PC World

November 6, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Advent Vega Tegra Note 7If the world wasn’t already filled with enough 7-inch Android tablets, here’s another one to try and gain your attention ahead of Christmas, the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7. No, it’s not the best name is it, but we’ll …

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Newcomer Kazam launches Trooper and Thunder Android phones

November 5, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Kazam Thunder Q45A new Android smartphone maker has entered the arena this week. Kazam was founded during the summer by former HTC UK executives, and in just six months, it has announced a series of new phones. There are various models which …

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Motorola Teases Moto G smartphone announcement for November 13

November 4, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Moto GMotorola has published a teaser for its next smartphone release. Coming via its official Motorola Mobility Twitter account, the message says “Time to say hola, g’day, hallo, bonjour, namaste to #MotoG.” The accompanying picture shows the Motorola logo over a …

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