LG Watch Urbane launching 27th April for £269.99

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LG is considered one of the pioneers of the Android Wear smartwatch market and earlier this year, they introduced the new LG Watch Urbane which aims to offer the Android Wear experience in a design resembling a premium quartz watch. Today, UK retailer Clove have announced the Watch Urbane is launching on April 27th and will cost £269.99. Continue reading “LG Watch Urbane launching 27th April for £269.99”

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge UK – how much will it cost?

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After many rumours, Samsung unveiled both the new Galaxy S6 and the dual-sided Galaxy S6 Edge back at Mobile World Congress 2015 and at the time, the Korean manufacturer confirmed that both handsets will go on sale on April 10th with pre-orders opening today (March 20th). With most networks and retailers now listing both of Samsung’s new handsets, let’s take a look at how much the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will cost on pay monthly contracts in the UK. Continue reading “Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge UK — how much will it cost?”

MWC: A week with the Galaxy Note Edge

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The handset might have already been replaced but Samsung’s first curved edge smartphone – the Galaxy Note Edge – still has some uses. Sharing the same internals as the Galaxy Note 4, the Note Edge is a powerhouse capable of performing lots of tasks and armed with a 3000 mAh battery to power you through the day. Continue reading “MWC: A week with the Galaxy Note Edge”

Dixons Carphone CEO says Apple Watch could fail

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Apple announced their first smartwatch at the tail end of last year but until a week ago, we had no information on price or availability of the new smartwatch. One of the EU’s leading retailers feels that the high price commanded by the Apple Watch – the base model starts at $349 and the most expensive costs over $10,000 – could result in Apple’s newest technology venture becoming a flop. Continue reading “Dixons Carphone CEO says Apple Watch could fail”

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Flip Wallet Cover Review

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Samsung has a history of introducing cases for their new smartphones and we’ve previously seen them introduce both flip and s-view window covers for the Note 4 and Galaxy S5 amongst other flagship devices. When designing for the Note Edge however, the company was clearly faced with a problem; how to make the unique Edge Screen – the key selling feature of the handset – accessible even when the cover is closed.

The result is a case that is both functional and protective but have they succeeded with the design? Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Flip Wallet Cover Review”

MWC: A week with Vodafone Eurotraveller

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Just over a week ago we were in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2015 and, as I have done for many years now, I used my Vodafone SIM card with EuroTraveller to provide me data whilst on the ground. It’s been a year since we were last in MWC and in that time, Vodafone have introduced 4G Roaming in Spain alongside double speed 4G across their European network.

Traditionally Barcelona has really poor mobile data speeds (whether using a local SIM or roaming) during the MWC week as 90,000+ people descend upon the city for the annual conference. Ahead of the trip, I expected the traditional data coverage and speeds issues with previous years suggesting large ping times, really slow speeds and overall, a lack of reliable data. Yet, a week in Barcelona changed those preconceptions… Continue reading “MWC: A week with Vodafone Eurotraveller”

Huawei Watch UK and European Pricing Revealed

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Wearables was a key subject at MWC 2015 this year with new devices from the likes of HTC, Acer and Samsung alongside several new wearables from Huawei, including the long-awaited Android Wear smartwatch. From our time in China with Huawei, we already knew that an Android Wear smartwatch was in the works but when it was finally revealed, we realised that this wasn’t your average Android Wear smartwatch. Continue reading “Huawei Watch UK and European Pricing Revealed”

World’s first Google store launches in London

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Apple already have several around the world, Samsung are getting in on the act and Microsoft have their stores in the US as well so it’s only fitting that the world’s number one search company, Google, has joined in the act with the opening of its first global retail store in London. Continue reading “World’s first Google store launches in London”

HTC One M9 available to pre-order on Vodafone UK

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Following months of leaks and rumours, last week HTC unveiled its new HTC One M9 flagship during Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. Later the same day, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 but HTC’s flagship has a key advantage as it is set to go on sale several weeks’ before Samsung’s latest S handset. Today, the One M9 has gone up for pre-order on Vodafone UK ahead of an expected release on March 22nd. Continue reading “HTC One M9 available to pre-order on Vodafone UK”

Huawei Ascend G7 4G LTE review

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At IFA last year, Huawei’s new Ascend Mate 7 flagship might have stolen the show but they also introduced the Ascend G7 smartphone which borrowed design inspiration from other flagship smartphones and aimed to deliver a solid experience without requiring a large initial outlay. At a cost of £150-£200 in the UK, the LTE-enabled Ascend G7 is a smartphone with mid-range specifications and a flagship design coupled in a package designed to be affordable for everyone.

On paper, the Ascend G7 offers mid-range specifications without a standout feature but how does the smartphone perform? Is it a mid-range device at a mid-range price with average performance or is it a flagship handset masquerading as a mid-range smartphone? Let’s take a look and find out. Continue reading “Huawei Ascend G7 4G LTE review”