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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Pre-order your Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets in the UK now

October 18, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

When Amazon announced its updated Kindle Fire HDX tablets last monthKindle Fire HD 2013, they were only confirmed for America, which is consistent with previous Amazon hardware releases. The good news is, we haven’t had to wait long to get them in …

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Argos gets in on the tablet game, launches the MyTablet

October 17, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Argos MyTabletReleasing a cheap Android tablet seems to be the thing to do if you’re an established UK retailer at the moment, as just last week, Tesco put its Hudl tablet on sale. Now Argos has joined in with its

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Apple set to announce new iPad tablets on October 22

October 16, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Apple Oct 22If you thought Apple was done for the year after it announced the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, then you’re wrong, as the company has called another event for October 22. Although we don’t know for sure …

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HTC One Max launched with Android 4.3 and a fingerprint scanner.

October 15, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

HTC One Max SilverThe HTC One has already been joined by a smaller version of itself in the HTC One Mini, so it makes perfect sense for HTC to follow it up with a third model, this time with a larger screen. That …

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TalkTalk Mobile launches £3.50 per month, SIM-only plan

October 14, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

TalkTalk Mobile SIMIf you’re looking for the cheapest way to run a mobile phone, that still includes a decent chunk of minutes, messages and data each month, then TalkTalk Mobile may have the deal for you. It’s a SIM-only plan, so you’ll …

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Sony announces the Xperia Z1F, but only in Japan

October 11, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Sony Xperia Z1FWhy should you care about a phone announced only in Japan? As once you hear about it, you’ll be eagerly awaiting the confirmation it’ll be coming to the UK. The device in question is the Xperia Z1F, which is …

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New Archos Android tablets now available, starting at £170

October 10, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Archos 97b Platinum FullArchos may not be the most well known tablet manufacturer, but it does have a strong range of well-priced Android slates, and has now added three more to the line-up. The three models start with the 80b Platinum, then the …

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Samsung Galaxy Round has Note 3 specs and curvy screen

October 9, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Samsung Galaxy RoundThere have been rumours about such a device for a few weeks now, all suggesting we’d see Samsung’s first phone to use a flexible screen this month. Sure enough, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Round, a high-end smartphone with …

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MOBO Awards Best Newcomer to get £2750 limited edition gold HTC One

October 8, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

HTC One MoboAs if being named the MOBO Best Newcomer wasn’t enough, the lucky winner will also be getting one of these limited edition gold HTC One smartphones. It’s an officially licensed device too, as Goldgenie – responsible for many gold …

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Samsung’s budget 4G Android phone, the Galaxy Ace 3, comes to the UK

October 7, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Galaxy Ace 3If you’re on the look out for some budget Android fun, then Samsung has come up with a phone which deserves a closer look: The Galaxy Ace 3. The phone was actually announced back in June, but aside from …

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