A KALQ-ulated Gamble: the KALQ Keyboard

Despite its intentionally obtuse layout, the QWERTY keyboard has been a part of our lives since it debuted on a typewriter in the 1880s. However, the increasingly thumb-driven nature of smartphone and tablet typing has revealed previously unseen flaws in the QWERTY layout. The time is right for a new arrangement of alphabetic characters on … Continue reading A KALQ-ulated Gamble: the KALQ Keyboard

ZTE Grand Memo Smartphone: Ghetto Phabulous

ZTE has recently introduced the Grand Memo, its latest smartphone, or should that be tablet? With a whopping 5.7-inch screen, the device is being entered into the phablet market due to its expansive display and processing ability. The Grand Memo features a high definition 720 x 1280 display, an impressive 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8000 … Continue reading ZTE Grand Memo Smartphone: Ghetto Phabulous

MWC 2013 Preview: What to Expect from Samsung, Nokia and LG

Mobile World Congress 2013 kicks off tomorrow in Spain, Barcelona, and to whet your appetite for some shiny new tech we thought we take a look at who is likely to be grabbing the headlines when the show kicks off Feb 25-29. Samsung While Samsung’s flagship S4 smartphone won’t be making an appearance, it has … Continue reading MWC 2013 Preview: What to Expect from Samsung, Nokia and LG

GripTight Gorillapod stand for almost all smartphones

The smartphone photography boom continues unabated. It’s already been ages since the iPhone became one of the most popular cameras on mobile photography site Flickr. Now mobile sharing sites such as Instagram are all the rage and seemingly every big photo site is attempting to get in on the retro camera crazy, with Flickr and … Continue reading GripTight Gorillapod stand for almost all smartphones

mophie duo and mini: Power for the 1%

I love shiny electronic devices, which is handy for a job reviewing shiny electronic devices. But they can be so demanding ,both on my attention span and on power levels. I’m often in rooms with people fretting over battery levels and oft-times constrained by their devices. I’ve heard “I’d love to … but I’ve only … Continue reading mophie duo and mini: Power for the 1%

HTC One X review: Android in a league of its own

We got our hands on HTC’s mid-range One S last month and this week we got our mits on the goliath of the new HTC range, the One X. From the moment you open the box you know you’re looking at an impressive handset, there’s a gargantuan 4.7-inch display, a quad-core processor and a stunning … Continue reading HTC One X review: Android in a league of its own

Smartphone gaming, convergence and the LG Optimus 3D

Convergence is one of the big watchwords in smartphones and mobile devices manufactures have long been promising us “one handset to rule the all”. And in many cases it’s quite a valid case. My iPod is all but dead to me, as most smartphones offer a comparable listening experience. In fact with their always-one Internet … Continue reading Smartphone gaming, convergence and the LG Optimus 3D

IEC approves universal smart phone charger

I was at an airport last week and there was a mobile charger station there which was free to use for passengers. There were, and I kid you not, over twenty different connectors sticking out of it which in many ways puts this story into perspective. Finally, it seems manufacturers have come to their senses … Continue reading IEC approves universal smart phone charger