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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Nexus 5 on sale now through Google Play, starting at £300

November 1, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Nexus 5It has been a long time coming, but the Google Nexus 5 smartphone is now ready to buy. Should you do so? Well, if you’re after what’s likely to be the best value Android smartphone we’ll see this year, then …

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ZTE announces Blade Q, Blade Q Mini and Blade Q Max, a trio of budget smartphones

October 31, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

ZTE Blade QZTE has taken a leaf out of Archos’ book, by releasing not just one phone, but a whole series of budget Android phones differentiated by the size of their screens. The Blade Q is joined by the Blade Q …

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Lenovo’s new Yoga tablet comes in 8-inch or 10-inch versions, starting at £200

October 30, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Lenovo YogaLenovo has announced the Yoga tablet, which comes in two different sizes, and is quite different from the usual Android tablet. Its design makes it look like part small TV, part tablet, and part Apple wireless keyboard.

At the base …

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Motorola proposes modular smartphone design with Project Ara

October 29, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Motorola Project AraAre you tired of feeling tied down to a particular specification every time you buy a new smartphone? Do you crave such complete control that you want to build your own device? If so, you’ll be interested in Motorola’s latest …

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The LG Flex is official, features curved 6-inch display and self-healing powers

October 28, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

LG FlexLG has announced the LG Flex, its first curved smartphone and one which is surprisingly durable. The curved screen stretches from top to bottom, and is made from plastic instead of glass, making it resistant to damage. That’s not the …

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Microsoft’s new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets now on sale in the UK

October 25, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Surface 2 and Pro 2Microsoft announced its two new Surface tablets back at the end of September, but at the time it only confirmed the prices in dollars. That’s now changed, as the tablets have been put up for sale on Microsoft’s own web

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Nokia launches its first tablet, the Windows RT 8.1 Lumia 2520

October 24, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Lumia 2520 Power KeyboardNokia has announced the Lumia 2520, its first tablet to run Microsoft’s Windows RT 8.1. Launched during Nokia World in Abu Dhabi earlier this week, alongside the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 smartphones, it’s a challenger to Microsoft’s Surface …

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Apple launches the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 tablets

October 23, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Apple iPad AirApple held an event in San Francisco last night, where it not only announced new versions of its MacBook laptops and the latest OS X Mavericks software, but also two new iPad tablets. Both the full-size iPad and the mini …

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Nokia announces two Windows Phone phablets, the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320

October 22, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Lumia 1520 GroupFollowing a succession of leaks over the past few months, Nokia has announced its first Windows Phone phablet devices. Phablets, in case you don’t know, are devices which cross the connectivity features of a phone with a large, tablet-style display. …

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Four Archos Titanium quad-core, Android 4.2 smartphones announced

October 21, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Archos 50 and 53 TitaniumArchos has announced four new Android smarphones, all of which will be on sale in the UK soon, and come with decent mid-range specs at an affordable price. Sounds good, right? It’s is, so here’s what you need to …

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