Carphone Warehouse takes pre-orders for Sony Experia Z3

Chris Price Mobile phones, Smartphones, Sony Leave a Comment

It isn't all about the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus you know! There are other smartphones out there that are being eagerly anticipated including the new Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact devices. Now available to pre-order from Carphone Warehouse,  the mobile retailer will be stocking the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact handset exclusively in green (see…

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Qantas and Virgin loosen their in-flight phone rules

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Mobile phones, Smartphones, Tablet Leave a Comment

The airlines Qantas and Virgin Australia will now allow passengers to keep phones and other electronic devices powered on during flights. Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority has approved applications from both airlines that will allow passengers to keep their phones, tablets and e-readers on even during take-off and landing. The devices will need to remain…

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How brand loyal are users to iPhone and Android?

James O'Malley Mobile phones Leave a Comment

A new survey has revealed that mobile phone customers are rather brand loyal after all - with customers broadly sticking with the operating system that they are familiar with. Check out this chart from - which surveyed 2,300 smartphone owners: What's really interesting is how loyal customers are. 81% of iPhone and remarkably, 81%…

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Water may soon be used to charge your phone

Stuart O'Connor Mobile phones, Science, Smartphones Leave a Comment

Smartphones and water are not normally best buddies - as anyone who has dropped their handset in the loo can attest - but that all may change soon thanks to some clever scientists. It seems that researchers at MIT (aka the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) could well have have found a way to harness the…

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HTC One Mini 2 Review: The M8’s little brother shrinks in its shadow

Holly Brockwell Android, HTC, Mobile phones 2 Comments

The trend for releasing a smaller, more budget-friendly version of a flagship phone continues with the confusingly named HTC One Mini 2, which is to the One M8 what the One Mini was to the original One. Yes, this is a hugely confusing situation, and it’s not helped by the fact that the M8 and…

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