A look at the Vodafone Smart Platinum 7

Vodafone has a self-branded, cost conscious, high-end smartphone to offer. Here we take a look at the contents of the box and quick peek as the phone operation ahead of an upcoming review. Essentially, this is a rebadged Alcatel Idol 4S and that is no bad thing, Blackberry pimped it out for the more expensive Dtek60. Vodafone has merely added their own software suite to the phone and brands to the box and in the glass. Initial impressions are high as the device looks a feels very elegant, if a…

ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie goes on sale for the Selfie lover

Pucker up and pose with your partner this Valentine’s Day through the ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie. With ambassadors like Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres and even well-respected politicians, the world has become obsessed with taking ‘selfies’ – we average at around 1.2 billion selfies a year, here in the UK. With the ARCHOS Diamond Selfie, you can take full advantage of the smartphone’s dual cameras, equipped with large megapixels and flash bulbs on both the rear and front camera – to get the best lighting in even the worst conditions. The…

The Honor Magic leaked – A pimped Honor 8?

Honor yesterday announced that it will introduce Magic, its first concept smartphone on December 16th. A new image has appeared online of the rumoured Honor Magic and shows off the front display of the device as someone is setting up the fingerprint scanner on the device. It’s not much but the promotional material for the Honor event has some interesting imagery.  The company did not reveal any details about the upcoming smartphone. Honor CEO George Zhao on said “In addition to enhancing the quality and specifications, we need even more Honor from the heart”.…

An affordable picture-perfect gift from Archos

With ambassadors like Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres and even well-respected politicians, the world has become obsessed with taking ‘selfies’ – we average at around 1.2 billion selfies a year, here in the UK. With the ARCHOS Diamond Selfie, you can take full advantage of the smartphone’s dual cameras, equipped with large megapixels and flash bulbs on both the rear and front camera – to get the best lighting in even the worst conditions. With 4G connectivity, you can upload your snap to the wider selfie society, across social platforms at…

The BlackBerry DTEK60 in a nutshell

We have discussed on the Podcast lately that the Blackberry DTEK50 is a smashing device, whilst not Blackberry hardware. Blackberry have announced they are giving up the hardware game and instead focusing on software and security. So what does the next Blackberry have in store for us? Due to be announced on the 11th November the TCL Manufactured DTEK60 the rumoured specs are: 5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 534 ppi Android OS v6.0 Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 32 GB with expandable storage up to 256 GB 4…

Archos133 Oxygen Tablet for the whole family

Archos unveils today its ARCHOS 133 Oxygen tablet. This new model completes the ARCHOS Oxygen lineup, delivering high-end specifications in different formats (7, 8 and 10.1 inches), introduced pan European wide this summer. Demonstrated later this week at IFA 2016, available in November 2016, the ARCHOS 133 Oxygen offers once again an elegant design in a robust casing, latest technologies, for heavy multimedia uses, all at a reasonable price. As a forerunner in the tablet segment, that introduced the first WiFi-enabled solution running Google Android back in 2009, ARCHOS designed…

ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie announced

ARCHOS unveils today its ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie. Demonstrated later this week at IFA 2016, available in September 2016, this beautiful glass-to-glass model from the ARCHOS Diamond range offers an elegant casing, a 5.5 inch Full HD and full lamination screen, a selfie camera, a Qualcomm octo-core processor boosted by 4 GB of RAM / 64 GB of internal storage. The ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie features Dragontrail reinforced glass and scratch resistant backside and metal details. It sports a large 5.5 inch IPS Full HD screen, including the full lamination…

Archos 50f Helium arrives affordable and powerful

Archos unveils today its ARCHOS 50f Helium. Demonstrated next week at IFA 2016, available in October 2016, this model places itself as the legacy product of the Helium range. It combines an HD screen, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, 4G/LTE connectivity, a fingerprint sensor, runs on Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), all in an elegant package for an affordable price. The ARCHOS 50f Helium features a premium design, with rounded edges and metal finishes. Common on high-end products, ARCHOS has chosen to include a fingerprint sensor…

Honor 8 arrives in all it’s beauty

Today we saw the launch of the latest in the line of Honor phones. Each year improving over the last with more style and value packed in. This year we see greatly improved looks, commendable specs and some of a new approach to make the Honor stand out in its price range. Honor’s newest flagship device, the much-anticipated Honor 8, has officially launched in Europe, bringing state-of-the-art mobile and camera technology into the hands of digital natives, at a price tag of just £369.99. Every generation has its own idols, its…

Archos 50 Power Unboxing

Archos have sent over another cheap and cheerful mobile, the Archos 50 Power. This £139.99 phone has 4G/LTE compatible, a 5” IPS HD display running on a Mediatek Quad-Core 1 GHz processor, with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. In addition, its 13 MP back camera make the ARCHOS 50 Power a fully equipped smartphone for intensive use. Under all that is the key feature, a 4000mAh battery to that see you handle two days on the trot easily. CPU – MT6735P Quad-core @ 1GHz Cortex A53 GPU – Mali 720 RAM…