The BlackBerry Classic: what the critics think

For many die-hard BlackBerry fans, no phone will suffice over the BlackBerry. There’s just something about battling with that fiddly QWERTY keyboard that they love. But having cast many of its traditional features aside – except its keyboard of course – how will the new BlackBerry Classic fare, especially for the BlackBerry fans? Reiterating the … Continue reading The BlackBerry Classic: what the critics think

CES 2015 Video: SelfieBrush, smartphone holder hairbrush

The SelfieBrush, from the creators of The Wet Brush, shows more of the more quirky side of the gadgetry displayed at CES 2015. The brush allows the user to slide their smartphone (iPhone 5/5S/6, Galaxy S4 and an upcoming Galaxy S5 model) into the brush itself, displaying the screen from the back of your phone. This … Continue reading CES 2015 Video: SelfieBrush, smartphone holder hairbrush

CES 2015 Video: Olloclip camera lens for iPhone 6

While smartphone cameras have been improving rapidly in recent years, even top-of-the-line devices can fall short of the visual effects we really need. One area that can disappoint is that of field of view – the area that the lens is able to ‘see’. At CES we were lucky enough to test out Olloclip’s new … Continue reading CES 2015 Video: Olloclip camera lens for iPhone 6

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2S – could this mid-ranger compete with the top dogs?

If you’re on the lookout for a mid-range smartphone that looks pretty stylish and is small enough to not feel bulky in your back pocket, then the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2S seems to be worth a look – at least if the predominantly good reviews about it are anything to go by. A high-end look … Continue reading Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2S – could this mid-ranger compete with the top dogs?

The dual-screen Yotaphone 2 – for when one display just isn’t enough

Smartphones are constantly finding new ways to automate or augment tasks that would traditionally be covered by other products, but until there’s a dramatic advance in technology we’re still essentially left manipulating similar-looking touchscreen devices. One company that has attempted to try something new is Yota, who incorporated two screens on its maiden handheld the … Continue reading The dual-screen Yotaphone 2 – for when one display just isn’t enough

Google’s Nexus 7 – great in size, but is there any substance?

Arriving in time for Christmas to round off its smartphone range alongside the Nexus 5, Google’s Nexus 6 fills that all important “phablet” niche with a device that’s as big on features as it is on size. If you’ve found a way to carry a big-screen handheld around with your comfortably, you’ll have this on … Continue reading Google’s Nexus 7 – great in size, but is there any substance?

Microsoft Lumia 535 heralds the end of the Nokia phone era

We can’t say we’ve been blown away by Nokia’s travails in the Smartphone market, largely because of the abundance of very capable competitors, but few could question their impact on the mobile industry in general. For many, a Nokia was their first phone, and if it wasn’t it would be the second or third. Cheap, … Continue reading Microsoft Lumia 535 heralds the end of the Nokia phone era

Samsung’s Galaxy A3 and A5 take aim at the Chinese market

Some smartphones like to offer “credible” USPs such as waterproofing, which genuinely seem like a good idea. Others turn their focus towards things like the “selfie” generation, which like it or not appears to be a burgeoning market. The fact that it’s a big hit in China is guaranteed to make phone manufacturers sit up … Continue reading Samsung’s Galaxy A3 and A5 take aim at the Chinese market