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BlackBerry Passport Accessories Now Available to Order
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
BlackBerry Passport Accessories Now Available to Order

All eyes have been on Blackberry this week, after the hugely successful launch of the Blackberry Passport.  Feedback has indicated that Blackberry have been succeeded in making mobile professionals more productive, whilst providing a sleek user friendly handset.

Even with a release date close in time to Apple’s iPhone 6, the Blackberry Passport has manage to stand out from the crowd, not only for its striking square design, but for the incredible features including a physical and touchscreen keyboard. So with many users opting for the Blackberry Passport, our attention turns to accessories.

Available to purchase today is the Blackberry Passport Hard Shall, with precision engineered shell snaps on the rear that will keep your handset looking good, whilst providing the necessary protection. The usage of the Passport isn’t affected by this Official Blackberry Accessory, as the hard shell allows easy access to the keyboard, camera and port connectors.

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Also available for added protection is the official Blackberry Passport Screen Protector that keeps the Blackberry Passports 4.5” 1440×1440 LCD display looking good as new. You can also order the BlackBerry Passport Leather Flip Case online.

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Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen Now In Stock
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen Now In Stock

The release of Motorola’s Moto x 2nd generation has now arrived. Motorola are promising big things with the Moto X 2nd Gen, with a pledge that the handset has been ‘redesigned from the ground up’ since the release of the Moto X in 2013.

The design on the new Moto X doesn’t deviate a lot from Motorola’s usual smartphone design, thanks to its curved back, rounded corners and embellishments. However, the new 2nd Gen Moto X does offer a slightly slimmer profile and a larger 5.2 inch hyper-colourful AMOLED display for a better viewing experience. The resolution has also been improved from 720p to 1080p.

A series of infrared sensors adorn the front of the handset, enabling a series of non-touch gestures. Users will be able to dismiss a call or snooze an alarm with a wave. Whilst this is an exciting addition to the Moto X series, it reminds us of the Samsung Motion Gesture technology available on the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Specs for the Moto X 2nd Gen include a 2.5 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, which is supported by 2GB of RAM. High definition movies stream beautifully thanks to the Adreno 330 graphics processor and we also found that games run seamlessly.

Motorola have included a 13 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and HDR mode. We were pleased to see that you can still use the Quick Capture gesture, which allows you to launch the camera app with a flick of the wrists. We also predict that Selfie addicts will love the Best Shot feature which analyses the photos you have taken to suggest which is a better image of yourself.

Like the original Moto X, the 2nd generation has plain Android, with the addition of some smart new features which justify the upgrade. The custom voice trigger of Moto Voice is integrated with What’sapp, YouTube, Facebook and a series of other apps allowing you to navigate your handset with voice commands alone.

A full day’s battery life is once again promised by Motorola, which is always impressive when paired with quad core processors, seamless multitasking facilities and high quality AMOLED displays.

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The Moto X (2nd Gen) is now available from us in two ‘flavours’; black resin and black leather finish.

BlackBerry Passport now available to order
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
BlackBerry Passport now available to order

Today BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Passport, their latest devise which offers a very different smartphone experience to what is mainly on the market.  The BlackBerry Passport features a 4.5 inch square display and full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard also features gesture control, so you can scroll through pages by simply gliding your finger over the keyboard in different directions.

There is a the new OS on the BlackBerry Passport, with version 10.3 featuring on the new device. This brings an improved interface and also some additional applications such as BlackBerry Assistant, which offers via command and control.

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You can order the BlackBerry Passport Sim Free online now from Unlocked Mobiles.

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.