Apple seeks solar powered expert. Sun powered iPhone on the way?

Solar powered concept phones have been around for a while now, Nokia did some interesting work in this area a few years back and again more recently there is a strong selection of solar powered chargers for iPhones and other mobiles. But might solar powered phones be about to hit the mainstream? That's the rumours…

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Ashley NorrisApple seeks solar powered expert. Sun powered iPhone on the way?

Huge UK demand for Apple iPhone 5C and 5S says key retailer

Good news for Apple from the UK. It seems as if British consumers are impressed with both the new iPhones. Scott Hooton, Chief Commercial Officer at Phones 4u has described demand for the new phones to be 'phenomenal' and easily outstrips that for the Apple iPhone 5. He also points out that it is the…

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Ashley NorrisHuge UK demand for Apple iPhone 5C and 5S says key retailer

Ok nice iPhones, now show us some real innovation Apple

Simon Poluter of What Would David Bowie Do takes a look at the future of Apple. Ever since Steve Jobs' death - and even before it - clouds of disquiet have been cluttering the otherwise perfect blue skies above Silicon Valley. The world's technology children have been growing increasingly restless and the tea parties to…

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Ashley NorrisOk nice iPhones, now show us some real innovation Apple

Samsung's Galaxy S5 – metal case, 64-bit processing and new camera rumours

Well now that we know all about what Apple have planned for the next few months the limelight turns once back onto Samsung and how the Korean company will respond to some of the innovations that the US company unveiled on Tuesday. So no surprises then that Samsung is already hyping up the samsung Galaxy…

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Ashley NorrisSamsung's Galaxy S5 – metal case, 64-bit processing and new camera rumours

The Apple iPhone 5C UK pricing and availability

The iPhone 5c comes in blue, green, pink, yellow and white and will be available in the UK for a suggested retail price of £469 (£390.83 ex VAT) for the 16GB model and £549 (£457.50 ex VAT) for the 32GB model. The iPhone 5c will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple's retail stores,…

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Ashley NorrisThe Apple iPhone 5C UK pricing and availability

Apple unveils the iPhone 5S in silver, gold and grey. UK sale date September 20th

Jony Ive has called the iPhone 5S the most refined phone, not just rampant technology for technology's sake. Well here then are the basics Casing - It is available in 3 metal finishes: "silver, gold and "space grey". Screen - Four inch Full HD - no suprises there. Apple was hardly going to increase the…

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Ashley NorrisApple unveils the iPhone 5S in silver, gold and grey. UK sale date September 20th

No fireworks – why the markets have already decided it will be a good-ish night for Apple

When Apple appointed Tim Cook s CEO they were giving the job to someone who was seen as a safe pair of hands. A man who could steer the company through the choppy water post the sad death of Steve Jobs and look to the future. Tonight I think will be all about consolidation and…

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Ashley NorrisNo fireworks – why the markets have already decided it will be a good-ish night for Apple

Ovum analyst on Apple's big dilemma – make the iPhone 5C cheap, but not too cheap, and sexy, but not too sexy

It seems as if we know what is coming tomorrow from Apple - an enhanced version of the iPhone (the 5S?) and a budget version of the iPhone (5C). So we are now hearing from industry analysts as they try to highlight what the key issues facing the brand are. Jan Dawson, chief telecoms analyst…

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Ashley NorrisOvum analyst on Apple's big dilemma – make the iPhone 5C cheap, but not too cheap, and sexy, but not too sexy

The Apple CEO and the England manager's big Tuesday night – the parallels are scary!

In the oddest of coincidences tomorrow night is a very big one for two high profile, and mildly controversial individuals, for while Roy Hodgson will be delivering his team talk to an England squad in a make or break World Cup game against the Ukrainians, Tim Cook will be overseeing the launch of two very…

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Ashley NorrisThe Apple CEO and the England manager's big Tuesday night – the parallels are scary!

Doro adds a super simple to use smartphone – the Liberto 810

Doro, the Swedish company that makes simple to use mobile phones is back with a new model. The Doro Liberto 810 keeps the company's trademark ultra accessible interface - the - but wraps it around an Android 4.1 based smartphone. I guess the theory is that you can work out how to do the basics…

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Ashley NorrisDoro adds a super simple to use smartphone – the Liberto 810

IFA 2013's Hot Five #3 Sony Xperia Z1

Like Samsung Sony have traditionally used IFA to unveil its premium products and this year it could be all about a new high-end phone. It has pretty much confirmed that it will use IFA to launch the the Xperia Z1 which has been referred to in the past as the Sony Honami. It is a…

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Ashley NorrisIFA 2013's Hot Five #3 Sony Xperia Z1

IFA 2013's Hot Five #2 Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Two years ago Samsung surprised the mobile world by unveiling the Samsung Galaxy Note - a mobile with a stonkingly large five inch plus screen. Cynics scoffed and said that no one would ever choose a phone that large, but Samsung's experiment paid off handsomely and after selling shedloads of Notes mk 1 and 2,…

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Ashley NorrisIFA 2013's Hot Five #2 Samsung Galaxy Note 3

More Sony Xperia Z1 pics – and the phone looks really rather good

In less than a week's time Sony will take the wraps of its Xperia Z1 smartphone at the IFA exhibition in Berlin. If you can't wait until then take a gander at these images. They come from a Chinese website 365dian and give us a very clear idea of what the phone will look like-…

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Ashley NorrisMore Sony Xperia Z1 pics – and the phone looks really rather good

ARCHOS announces new smartphones, tablets, gaming devices for IFA

ARCHOS, which these days bills itself as a pioneer in Android devices, has just announced its product road map for the rest of the year. It has lined up a series of gadgets all of which will make their public debut at IFA next week. They include Android-based smartphones, the Platinum range of high-end tablets,…

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Ashley NorrisARCHOS announces new smartphones, tablets, gaming devices for IFA

Hot rumour – Samsung Galaxy S5 to have metal case

Well it has been a while since the Samsung Galaxy S4 launched so it is about time we started hearing rumours about what the Korean maker might have up its sleeves for its successor. And straight in comes ETNews which claims that Samsung may be looking to use a metal chassis on its next flagship…

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Ashley NorrisHot rumour – Samsung Galaxy S5 to have metal case

Three's 4G masterstroke – The UK's cheapest 4G phone and the iPhone 5 on 4G very cheaply

Three today announced its 4G plans and chucked in a massive curveball. While the other networks have carefully curated plans for squeezing the most of out of their customers for the data they will use,Three basically said it will simply upgrade its customers existing plans. And that means that millions of its subscribers can access…

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Ashley NorrisThree's 4G masterstroke – The UK's cheapest 4G phone and the iPhone 5 on 4G very cheaply

Who has the best UK 4G package? Vodafone, O2, Three or EE?

Ok, so now we have heard from all four big UK networks about their 4G plans. EE, Vodafone and O2 are live now and Three will follow in December. So which of the quartet has got the best deal. Here is a quick round up. Best 4G prices Three of the four networks have pitched…

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Ashley NorrisWho has the best UK 4G package? Vodafone, O2, Three or EE?