Carphone Warehouse is currently selling the iPhone 5 SIM free for £449.95, that’s a good £79.05 cheaper than the price direct from Apple (£529, if you don’t have a calculator handy).
With a grand total of no new hardware launched at Google I/O 2013 last month, the rumour mill is frantically trying to get a grip on where the next wave of Nexus hardware is coming from.
With the success of the Google Nexus 7, all eyes are on Asus to repeat with an enhanced 7in effort, and that’s exactly what appears to be going through ye olde FCC.
The last time we checked, things were coming together quite nicely ahead of the arrival of Nokia's EOS next month.
A launch event had been confirmed, pics of the EOS' brushed aluminium chassis had leaked extensively, and we even had more finalised snaps of the camera cover that replaced the “XX megapixel” placeholder text with the magical figure PureView fans wanted to see: 41MP.
If you thought Wall Street negativity was exclusively reserved for Apple, with the Californians being put firmly in their place following a record high last September, think again.
There’s a fresh serving of stock-based doom and gloom for the undisputed darlings of the smartphone world, South Korea’s Samsung.
Fans of Candy Crush Saga take note: the evil geniuses at King.com are back with another infuriatingly addictive puzzler, one that’s initially free, but ultimately out to drain your wallet of every last stinkin' penny.
I speak of Pet Rescue Saga, a game that takes an existing puzzle concept and wraps it up in increasingly abundant freemium naughtiness.
Netting partners is something that is – and will continue to be – crucial to Windows Phone’s success. I mean, it’d be a pretty sorry state of affairs if Nokia weren’t on board. Uhm, with all due respect to HTC.
Speaking of HTC, fellow Taiwanese manufacturer Acer is vaguely interested in Microsoft’s OS, but not until Windows Phone becomes a viable force in the smartphone world. Get your finger out, M$.
ZX is a combination mostly synonymous with the ZX Spectrum, or perhaps the Citroen ZX motorised vehicle. ZX? Yeah, ZX.
Acer is reportedly prepping some ZX action of its own, namely the Acer Liquid ZX smartphone, and it’ll seemingly come with a 3.5in display.
As Martin was saying a couple of days ago, Nokia’s first full PureView Windows Phone (no offense, Nokia Lumia 920) is looking good for a July 11 launch in New York.
In the meantime, we’re getting a look at the Nokia EOS camera cover, which confirms rumours of a 41MP rear snapper.
This week’s big story in the world of mobile was of course the grand unveiling of Apple’s iOS 7 at WWDC 2013.
Scouting around for SIM free deals on Samsung’s latest flagship? Scout no farther. Amazon is selling the white Samsung Galaxy S4 SIM free for the incredibly reasonable price of £444.59.
If you prefer, you can grab the black model for £455.
No, we haven't turned into a photography site overnight. Having exhausted every conceivable type of Galaxy smartphone idea, Samsung will round out its June 20 press event by launching what you can see above – the Samsung Galaxy NX Camera.
Forget your Nokia EOS and Galaxy S4 Zoom – this is the true smart camera: a full-ball Samsung NX mirrorless digital camera with interchangeable lens, but running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top.
Microsoft has finally released its Office Mobile suite for iOS, but there's a catch: it's iPhone-only, and it's only accessible through an Office 365 subscription, so there's effectively no free version.
That means there continues to be no version of Office for iPad users at all, with Microsoft choosing to hold onto one of the few strong cards it has in the tablet market for now.
Candy Crush Saga is a fairly typical modern mobile success story. It’s free, but became the highest grossing game on the App Store, thanks to in-app purchases or “micro-transactions”.
That’s fast becoming the norm, and a new report from App Annie suggests that micro-transactions account for more than half of all mobile and portable gaming revenue (that's including Sony and Nintendo), punching advertising and prepayment right in the face.
The Huawei Ascend G510 ruffled a few feathers when it touched down at £130 in April. It pleases our brains to learn that it’s now down to £110.
Looking back, I managed to mention no less than nine different phones in my article about the HTC Butterfly S earlier in the week. I’ll try to keep things simple here, promise! (EDIT: major fail)
In a nutshell, the HTC Butterfly S has been pictured posing ahead of its planned June 19 launch.
The main headlines from Apple's WWDC keynote on Monday were about the arrival of iOS 7 and Mac OS X Mavericks, and the launch of new MacBook Airs and Mac Pros.
But the subtext featured one man's name in a way it hasn't for Apple since before Steve Jobs' death. That man is of course Sir Jonathan Ive, who had taken a controlling hand of the visual evolution of iOS 7.
Not to be outdone by two of the world’s top mobile manufacturers, Big Red has announced the, er, Vodafone Smart Mini.
Sony's phablet ambitions were exposed last week when details emerged of the massive 6.44in Xperia ZU – previously known as the Togari – which apparently is set to be unveiled within the next couple of weeks.
And we can believe it too, as today another splurge of specs have emerged, repeating that June 25 launch date and revealing that the Xperia ZU will emulate the Galaxy Note series by supporting stylus stylings.
Nokia has sent out press invites in the US for a New York launch event on July 11, with the “Zoom reinvented” tagline leaving no doubt at all what the star of the show will be.
That's right, the wait is almost over and Nokia's full PureView Windows Phone – or the Nokia EOS, if you prefer – is finally about to launch.