Vodafone Smart Tab 4G – taking on Tesco in the tablet stakes

Vodafone launched its own-brand 4G smartphones in July of this year and now it’s looking to muscle in on the burgeoning 4G tablet market as well. The Smart Tab 4G with its 8-inch screen is of course an updated version of the existing Smart Tab 4, but don’t write it off as just the same … Continue reading Vodafone Smart Tab 4G – taking on Tesco in the tablet stakes

Archos 80 Helium 4G: review roundup

According to figures from research company IDC the demand for tablets in mature markets is slowing down. No wonder then that manufacturers are adding more features in an effort to boost sales. With faster 4G connectivity becoming more widely available offering download speeds of up to 150Mbps on the move, that seems like an obvious … Continue reading Archos 80 Helium 4G: review roundup

The HTC Desire 510 delivers budget 4G goodness

Amidst the furore surrounding its high-end One M7 and M8, HTC has been slipping mid-range devices under our noses, many of which are piggybacking the now iconic design of the One with its thin side bezel and top and bottom panels. Previously reserved for headline “Boomsound” speakers, less expensive models such as the new Desire … Continue reading The HTC Desire 510 delivers budget 4G goodness

Samsung’s new Alpha – the latest saga in Samsung’s Galaxy Quest

Samsung has just unveiled its latest handset – the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. What is all the fuss about? Starting with the size, it is rather slim at just 6.7 mm thick and is the first Galaxy to be fitted with a metal frame. It is not a heavy handset either, weighing in at just 115 grams – … Continue reading Samsung’s new Alpha – the latest saga in Samsung’s Galaxy Quest

First look: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

Samsung’s grip on the Android smartphone market shows no signs of slowing down – it continues to headline the top-end with powerhouse devices and has catered nicely to less demanding users with stripped-down versions. The S5 mini was more a case of “when” than “if”, and shows up to fill a familiar niche in users … Continue reading First look: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

Vodafone announce two new “own brand” 4G phones

Vodafone has launched the Smart 4 Turbo 4G smartphone and, coming soon, the Smart 4 Power. We decided to have a quick look at both to see if they have what it takes to make an impression in the world of 4G phones. These models are aimed at lower end of the market and will bring 4G … Continue reading Vodafone announce two new “own brand” 4G phones

One For All: Indoor Aerials to Tackle 4G Interference

Everyone has gotten terribly excited about the emergence of 4G – and for those who live or work in central London and other cities, much has been made of the fantastic upload and download speeds you can already see on your smartphones. But one of the downsides of the progression made in data speeds is … Continue reading One For All: Indoor Aerials to Tackle 4G Interference

Blackberry Z10 Review Roundup: Phoenix Rising or Swan Song?

Very much a fallen angel, it’s rare to hear Research in Motion’s name mentioned these days without “troubled” preceeding it. So much so that they’ve rebranded. But this wasn’t always the case and as the BlackBerry manufacturer’s legions of stubborn fans can attest, they were once at the top of their game. So how does … Continue reading Blackberry Z10 Review Roundup: Phoenix Rising or Swan Song?