5 hottest smartphones coming soon

August 2, 2013 Simon Hill MotoX_White

The smartphone market moves fast and today’s super phones are soon forgotten when the next big thing comes along. Let’s cast an eye over five of the hottest smartphones that are coming soon to a shop near you. We’ll discuss …

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What does the smartphone of the future look like?

July 26, 2013 Simon Hill Mobile_Script

Take a look at the early brick-like “car phones” that kicked off the mobile craze and compare them to our svelte, touchscreen smartphones. They’ve come a long way in a relatively short time. The power and functionality packed into current …

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Why won’t Nokia make an Android phone?

July 19, 2013 Simon Hill Nokia


It’s more than a year now since Nokia lost its title as the world’s top-selling mobile phone maker. Truth be told, it only hung on to that title for so long because of the dying feature phone market, which was …

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Smartphone saturation kicks in…what does it mean?

July 12, 2013 Simon Hill smartphones

smartphonesAt the start of the month there was a flurry of articles about smartphone saturation. This is because sales of premium smartphones are beginning to slow down, theoretically because everyone who wants to spend big on a smartphone has already …

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Huawei Ascend P2 review

July 5, 2013 Simon Hill Huawei_Ascend_P2

Huawei_Ascend_P2You should have heard of the Chinese manufacturer, Huawei, by now. It produces a wide variety of telecommunications and networking equipment. If you have a TV box from TalkTalk then it was made by Huawei. The company also makes smartphones, …

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Samsung’s galaxy of S4 smartphones

June 28, 2013 Simon Hill Galaxy_S4_phones

Galaxy_S4_phonesIf you’ve been coveting Samsung’s latest flagship then you might be interested to know that it comes in several varieties. The original may well be the best – here’s our Samsung Galaxy S4 review – but before you pull the …

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Fairphone: The ethically-sourced smartphone

June 21, 2013 Simon Hill Fairphone

FairphoneWhen it comes to being eco-friendly or ethically conscious, the mobile industry does not cover itself in glory. Truth be told, the electronics industry in general largely turns a blind eye to minerals harvested from war zones, poor working conditions, …

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All the news from Apple’s WWDC 2013

June 14, 2013 Simon Hill WWDC_iOS_7

WWDC_iOS_7Apple’s worldwide developer conference, WWDC, has been on in San Francisco this week and, as is tradition, it kicked off with a revealing keynote that unveiled some new releases from the company. Most notable for mobile fans is the redesigned …

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Your guide to getting rid of bloatware

June 7, 2013 Simon Hill Disable_bloatware

Disable_bloatwareEvery new smartphone nowadays comes pre-loaded with a lot of apps. There might be some standard offerings that come with the platform, but on top of that you’re likely to find some apps from the manufacturer, and a few apps …

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Are flexible phones really the future?

May 31, 2013 Simon Hill LG_Display

LG_DisplayHave you noticed how homogenous our smartphones are getting? The slab, block, or slate form factor dominates. They are all essentially just big touch screens. Where’s the innovation gone? Where are the exciting new designs to advance smartphones to the …

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