Samsung region lock Galaxy Note 3 – what this means for consumers

Last Wednesday Samsung’s latest phablet went on sale. Initially met with a lot of fanfare and excitement quickly turned to disappointment and anger for quite a lot of people it seems. On the box of customers new shiny Note 3 handsets saying that it was a European/American/Asian model and that only sim cards from that region would work. There’s been a lot of back and forth between various regional Samsung Twitter/Facebook accounts and customers. Samsung in the Netherlands have said this ... Continue Reading →

Samsung release 18 minute Note 3 hands on video

For those who weren’t completely satisfied by Samsung’s 6 and a half minute introduction video to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the company has now released another video showing off their latest handset. This time around the video is 18 minutes long, filled with Note 3 goodness! In the video Samsung show off the specifications of their phablet and have a number of hands on demos with the phone, specifically highlighting the new features that you can do with the S-Pen. In the video there’s ... Continue Reading →

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 officially unveiled

I’m sure it will come as no surprise to readers of our blog, that Samsung officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, their third generation phablet. The Galaxy Note series started with a 5.3 inch display and with the Note 2, Samsung increased the size to 5.5 inches. With the Note 3, Samsung have once again increased the screen size. This time around, the Galaxy phablet features a 5.7 inch display and despite offering more screen real estate, the Galaxy Note 3 isn’t any wider than ... Continue Reading →

Sony officially unveil Xperia Z1

After all the rumors, the Sony Xperia Z1 is now official. We’d heard many rumors about this smartphone, mostly going under the name of Honami but, with the official announcement comes the handsets official name and of course specifications. The Sony Xperia Z1 features a TRILUMINOS 5 inch display with a 1980 x 1080 resolution, 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot. The best feature of Sony’s latest handset however is ... Continue Reading →

Galaxy Note 3 to include fingerprint scanner

It’s a rumor that had surfaced a while back about the Note 3 but, the the idea of a fingerprint scanner on the Note 3 was quickly quashed. Until now that is. Samsung are yet to officially announce the Note 3, that won’t be for another hour or so but, a Samsung employee has apparently confirmed that the Note 3 will feature a fingerprint scanner. The employee is said to work at Samsung’s R&D center and the employee has stated that there will be a fingerprint scanner on the back ... Continue Reading →

UK network Three to begin selling Note 3 and Xperia Z1 this month

As we get ready for Samsung’s Unpacked event where they will be announcing the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony’s pre-IFA event, where the company will announce the Xperia Z1 (codenamed Honami), a list of handsets sold by Three UK and their availability has surfaced. In the list we see several handsets which are already out in the UK and indicated by the availability has being “Now” but, more interestingly Samsung’s next phablet, the Samsung Note 3 along with the Sony ... Continue Reading →

Samsung announce child friendly Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung have announced that they will be adding another version to their Samsung Galaxy Tab lineup. The Korean company will be releasing a child friendly version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0. For the most part, the “Tab 3 Kids” will be the same as the normal version. That includes featuring a 7 inch tablet, with a resolution of 1024 x 600, 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal memory and the option to add a microSD card, as well as having a 3 megapixel camera. The Kid ... Continue Reading →

Sony post official image of upcoming Honami handset

Sony are set to release the much leaked Sony Honami on September 4th. There have been numerous leaks about the handset and now Sony have posted an official teaser image of the phone. Of course, Sony don’t specifically mention which handset it is their showing off. All they say is “It’s the smartphone everyone’s been talking about… not long now #bestofSony”. The Honami however is of course a handset that has been talked about loads and one that we won’t have to wait ... Continue Reading →

Samsung Gear announcement “confirmed” to be alongside Note 3

There had been reports previously that when Samsung announce their third generation Galaxy Note phone, that it wouldn’t be the only thing Samsung announced. There were rumors that Samsung would also announce their own smartwatch along side the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Over at Sam Mobile they have “confirmed” that Samsung will launch the Samsung Gear smartwatch on September 4th when they announce the Galaxy Note 3 at the Unpacked 2 press event. The Samsung Gear will carry the model ... Continue Reading →

Belkin Snap Folio Note 2 case reviewed

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 may be just around the corner but, I’m still loving my almost year old Galaxy Note 2 and have pretty much had the same case since I first got it, the Momax Core case which I reviewed last year. I’ve now had the chance to review the Belkin Snap Folio case for the Note 2, a case that I was also looking at when I received the Momax case. Both cases are quite similar in that the phone sits in the back part of the case and the case covers the screen. Similarly the ... Continue Reading →