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Pre Order the CAT S50 Smartphone
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Pre Order the CAT S50 Smartphone

The CAT S50 smartphone is a rugged device designed for construction workers and the likes of extreme sports participants. The device arrives in a shock absorbent, chunky rubber case and will embrace an active outdoor lifestyle more so than, shall we say, the Apple iPhone 5S.

This latest devise from CAT, the S50, has a 4.7 inch Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen which is scratch-resistant, rustproof and waterproof and can be used even when your fingers are wet. The tough S50 is powered by a 1.2 GHz processor and runs the latest version of Android 4.4 (KitKat). It also has 4G connectivity  for faster downloads, together with 8GB of internal  which is expandable to 64GB  by means of the microSD card slot.

The CAT S50 features an 8 megapixel camera and a front facing camera for any extreme sports selfie shots you may need to take. And with a battery capacity of 2630mAh, you can be sure of a full days charge.

This tough CAT S50 is a practical and rugged phone whether you use it for business or pleasure or both. Combining functionality and practicality, the CAT S50 can be relied upon for performance and durability.

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You can pre order the CAT S50 Sim Free online now.

The Nokia Lumia 830 Due In Soon
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
The Nokia Lumia 830 Due In Soon

Setting itself a challenge to Samsung and Apple, Nokia has announced the new Lumia 830. Very similar in design to the Lumia 930 with its aluminium surround and brightly coloured rear cover, the high quality polycarbonate cover has a matte finish and has a compact feel being only 8.5 mm thick. It is also a very lightweight device weighing just 150 grams. The device will be available in green, orange black or white.

Nokia’s “first affordable flagship” has a 5 inch 720p ClearBlack IPS-LCD display and is a slimmer version of the Lumia 930. Measuring 139 x 70 x 8.5 mm it weighs just 150 grams. Nokia has made the optical image stabilisation module slimmer but the device still boasts a 10 megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics.

The Lumia 830 runs a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor,  with Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Cortana all built in.  It has 16GB of built in storage which is expandable via microSD. With a removable 2200mAh battery, the device includes support for wireless charging and NFC.

With new features on this Windows phone such as the Lumia Denim update, providing faster photography, the Lumia 830 offers a great performance at a great price.

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You can order the Nokia Lumia 830 Sim Free online now from Unlocked Mobiles.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

Two weeks ago we were raving about the rumours circulating Samung’s Galaxy Note 4. Now, we’re pleased to announce that the handset is available and ready for purchase and from our hands-on experience it’s even better than expected!

One of the most impressive features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is its 2K display. Whilst the screen size itself has not changed from the Note 3’s 5.7 inches, the resolution is now a whopping 2560 x1440 and can rival the LG G3. The display is even more stunning thanks to the use of a Super AMOLED screen which offers breathtaking vibrant colours.

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When Samsung informed us that the Galaxy Note 4 offers a better battery life to the Note 3 we were slightly sceptical, especially as the handset is one of the most powerful smartphones ever, with a Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM. However, after rigorous testing not only did we find the new chip extremely speedy, but the battery lived up to Samsung’s big claims.

An upgraded 16 MP camera with built-in optical image stabilisation is paired with a front-facing camera that offers a new wide-angle mode, perfect for capturing selfies of large groups in a panoramic style.

Fans of the S Pen will be pleased that the Note 4 offers an S Pen with twice the sensitivity, as well as some new fancy calligraphy and fountain pen options for added creativity. There is also a highlighting option and selection function similar to a PC mouse, which allows for more efficient use of the handset.

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As always with Samsung there is an impressive about of software extras, including Multi Window, voice recording app (which is impressive thanks to the Note 4’s three microphones) and Ultra Power Saving mode.

If you like the sound of this, but fancy trying out a curved-screen version, you’ll be pleased to hear we’ll soon have the innovative Note Edge in stock. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to hear our stock updates.

BlackBerry Passport Release Date
Monday, September 15th, 2014
BlackBerry Passport Release Date

We are expecting the BlackBerry Passport to be announced in a couple of weeks and we have told you about Blackberry’s revolutionary touch responsive keyboard here, explored the 4.5 inch unusually square display here, but what else does the Blackberry Passport have to offer? Blackberry are playing their cards very close to their chests and leaving us hanging on many aspects of the Blackberry Passport. What we do know at a glance is that the BlackBerry Passport has a quad-core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM and a 13Mp rear facing camera.

Avid conference callers will rejoice at BlackBerry Passport’s improved  BlackBerry Natural Sound technology,  previously only available on BBM Voice calls. Passport now allows the same effect on normal cellular voice calls, which combined with the four onboard microphones that adapt audio levels in realtime, make for a crisp clear experience.

Whilst these features, revolutionary keyboard sound exciting, we did have one concern when faced with the 4.5 inch screen; battery life. Surely a device with with a 4.5 inch square 1440×1440 LCD display would drain battery life like water in a desert. But Blackberry truly have thought of everything, packing in an impressive 3450 mAh battery allowing long life without scrimping on the interesting features such as BlackBerry Assistant, productivity apps like Docs To Go and social media. “No other smartphone or phablet on the market today has a battery that large.” – Blackberry.

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Comparison of the new Sony handsets announced at IFA 2014
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Comparison of the new Sony handsets announced at IFA 2014

One of the largest product announcements at this year’s IFA was by Sony when they unveiled the highly anticipated Z3, alongside the Z3 compact and Sony’s entry level Xperia E3.

Not sure which is for you? Read on to find out the details:

Xperia Z3:

As with its Z2 predecessor, the Sony Xperia Z3 runs on the same Snapdrogon 801 chip, with 3GB of Ram and 16GB of storage. The 5.2 inch screen is also unchanged and as before, the Z3 is fully waterproof.

However, we were pleased to see that Sony has offered enough improvements to make the upgrade worthwhile. The Z3 showcases a stylish, rounded metal frame, with special nylon corner caps for added protection for the aluminium frame. Battery life has also been improved, with a claim of a two day life.

The camera remains the same, at a whopping 20.7 MP, but ISO sensitivity has been increased to 12800 on the camera, with Intelligent Active mode that helps minimize movement blur during video recording.

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The biggest draw to entice an upgrade is aimed at gamers. With the Xperia Z3 you can play PlayStation 4 games on the device, if paired with your PS4. Transferring your existing PS4 games to your Z3, not only allows gaming portability, but frees up the TV for the rest of the family.

 

Xperia Z3 Compact

Despite being thinner and lighter than the Z3, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact offers almost an exact match for the features provided on the flag-ship Z3. Users will enjoy the same processor, GPU and storage, as well as a 20.7MP camera with increased ISO sensitivity.

The main difference between the handsets is of course size. The Z3 compact houses a 4.3 inch screen (which is still larger than the iPhone 5s). RAM is also reduced to 2GB, which isn’t enough of a downgrade to impact hugely on performance. Other than that, the Xperia Z3 compact is a good competitor for its big brother.

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Xperia E3

The Sony Xperia E3 is a budget smartphone which bears a 4.5 inch IPS display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processer (at 1.2GHz), 1GB of RAM and Adreno 305 GPU.

We were pleased to see that despite its budget label, the handset runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and offers users an acceptable 5 mega pixel rear camera.  Sony’s own photo and video editing app is a fun feature for those who love to share their snaps on social media.

A entertaining little feature on the handset is Sony’s ‘shake to start’ app that allows users to customise shortcuts to access apps at the flick of the wrist.

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All handsets are on pre-order now  and are expected in to stock end of next week.

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Pre Order the Nokia Lumia 735
Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Pre Order the Nokia Lumia 735

Nokia is meeting the selfie fans full on with the new Nokia Lumia 735. With its 5 megapixel front facing camera specifically built for taking images of yourself,  it has a wide angle 24mm lens making selfie groups easier to capture. It also features the Lumia Selfie app which has a slimming option and the ability to make teeth whiter and eyes bigger.

The Lumia 735 is a sleek well built device with a smooth matte plastic back panel which is curved all the way around giving it a good feel when in the hand. The rear cover is removable making it easy to change the colour of your device. It arrives in bright green, orange, white or black.  It has a 4.7 inch 720 x 1280 OLED screen and weighs 134grams making it a light portable device.

This latest devise from Nokia, the Lumia 735, runs Windows Phone 8.1 together with Lumia Denim and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. The Lumia 735 has 8GB of built in storage and has 1GB RAM. And what’s more Microsoft are providing a free three month Skype unlimited subscription with each device.

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You can pre order the Nokia Lumia 735 Sim Free online now from Unlocked Mobiles.

Get ready for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Get ready for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

There’s not long to wait for the highly anticipated Samsung Alpha smartphone, due to arrive into stock very soon.

Offering a design which has already been compared in style to the iPhone, the Samsung Alpha offers a satisfyingly solid metal case, a welcoming upgrade from the plastic offerings of the S5 mini. At 6.7mm thick and surrounded by this stylish metal frame the Samsung Galaxy Alpha feel sleek yet substantial in your hand. Powered by a quad core 2.5GHz processor and running on the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS handling is also smooth.

Another feature which leaves the Samsung Galaxy Alpha fighting against the iPhone 5s is the inbuilt finger print scanner hidden under the home screen button. However, Samsung have trumped Apple with the addition of a range of fitness applications S Health which work well with their inbuilt heart rate monitor.

A 4.7 inch HD Super AMOLED screen with a 720p resolution allows for clear and impressive web browsing, gaming and photo viewing. Even with the remarkable screen offerings, you won’t be disappointed with battery life, thanks to the 1860mAh battery hidden inside and the Ultra Power Saving Mode allows for an even longer battery life.  Switching the screen from colour to black and white, whilst turning off all non-essential services on the phone and compatibility to the Galaxy Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2 wearables leaves you with enough battery for vital usage.

The combination  of a 12 megapixel rear camera with the 2.1 megapixel front camera  makes it a perfect device for capturing photos, videos and selfies for social networks as well as crisp and clear video calls. However, you will be limited on the amount of data, including photographs, you save as the phone offers 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, but no microSD card for memory expandability.

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We certainly think that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha Sim Free is worth the wait, pre-order now to avoid disappointment.

Pre Order the Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Pre Order the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note 4. The new device has several improvements over its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 3.  The Note 4 has a better display, an improved camera and better security thanks to the fingerprint scanner.

The new Note 4 is available in black and white but also in Bronze Gold and blossom pink and as with the S5 the new Note 4 is dust and water resistant. The note 4 looks very similar to the Note 3 and has the same 5.7 inch screen with a metal band surrounding the display.

Samsung’s Note 4 has a built in UV sensor which will give details of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. As part of Samsung’s S health system the device will give details of the strength of the sun before exercising and will warn users if they are getting too much sun.

The fingerprint scanner on the Note 4 features Screen Lock, Private Mode, Account Verification and PapPal payments.  With 3GB RAM, the device has 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot up to 64GB.

With a 3220mAh battery, the Note 4 has new fast charging capabilities. From empty battery to half full will take just 30 minutes and with lower power consumption you can expect up to 7.5 % increase in battery life.

The Note 4 has a 16 megapixel front camera, with optical image stabilisation, together with a 3.7 megapixel front camera. The front facing 3.7 megapixel camera has an f1.9 aperture. You have the option of tapping the heart rate monitor on the back of the device as a dedicated selfie image button.

As with all Note updates, the S Pen stylus has been much improved on the Note 4. The pressure sensitivity has doubled making it more sensitive and responsive to pressure and speed. There are two new pen styles available, a calligraphy pen and a fountain pen. And with Smart Select you can easily collect and save information. You can then drag and drop the information into an email or into your Scrapbook. If the information was obtained via the web browser the device will retain the details.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Sim Free is available to pre order now online.

LG G Watch Unboxing
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
LG G Watch Unboxing

You wear a watch not only for function, but also to make a statement to others; as the finishing touch on fashion it were. So, when it comes to Smart Watches, will you favour fashion or functionality?

With Apple being slow on the uptake, Android and Tizen watches are taking over the market with Samsung Gear Fit, Samsung Gear 2 Neo and LG G Watch already proving a popular choice for our consumers.

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The fashion conscious of us are, however, most excited about Motorola’s highly coveted Moto 360. With its round face and mixture of stainless steel and plastic (steel for the case, plastic for the back) it proves more aesthetically pleasing and more wearable as a style accessory as well as a piece of tech. With specs that live up to Google’s impressive wearable software and a fashion forward circular design, Motorola appear to have achieved the balance of style vs function.

If you can’t wait till the estimated September 4th release date of the Motorola Moto 360 , LG’s offering in the form of the LG G Watch is a good option.

With a 1.65-inch LCD IPS screen and a resolution of 280 x 280 it’s slightly bigger than the 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display of the Samsung Gear Live, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. But Samsung’s watch sports a sharper screen with a 320 x 320 resolution. The LG also comes through with a slightly larger battery, 400mAh vs Samsung’s 300mAh.

What’s in the box:

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The LG Smart Watch may not offer the fashion credentials of the Moto 360, nor the impressive calibre heart rate monitor of the Samsung Gear Live, but with Google’s impressive software on board, and importantly for a wearable – a better battery life than the Samsung Gear fit, it’s a promising piece of kit.

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The New Doro Liberto 650 Flip Phone in Stock
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
The New Doro Liberto 650 Flip Phone in Stock

Just launched by Doro is the company’s first web-enabled feature phone, the Liberto 650.  The sleek and stylish clamshell device is so easy to use. Simply make or answer a call with a simple flip.

Featured on this device is a 2 megapixel camera and web browser to enable you to visit your favourite web pages and check emails. You can keep up to date with the news weather and  listen to FM radio.

The Liberto 650 comes with large well spaced buttons and large text which makes the device easy to use for the visually impaired. It also has a dedicated voicemail call button together with an assistance button which allows you to connect directly with family and friends in case of an emergency. This is a function which allows you to store vital medical information should it be required in an emergency, offering peace of mind for both the user and families. The device also has advanced settings for users who may be hard of hearing as it features Hearing Aid Compatibility and produces strong vibrating signals to alert the user of a call or message.

The Liberto 650 is an ideal choice for anyone seeking a reliable, robust and easy to use device which is both budget friendly, uncomplicated and provides a wide range of features.

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You can order the Doro Liberto 650 Sim Free online now from Unlocked Mobiles.