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Retro 5|10: April 2004 and 2009

16th April 2014

April 2004 and 2009 shared a number of false starts but also some auspicious beginnings. We look back at what was happening 5 and 10 years ago this month.

> Retro 5|10: April 2004 and 2009


Nokia Lumia 630 and 635

3rd April 2014

The Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 are midrange devices that offer good value for money and the new Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.

> Nokia Lumia 630 and 635


Nokia Lumia 930

2nd April 2014

With hardware every bit as good as its rivals, can the Nokia Lumia 930 persuade users of rival smartphones to switch to Windows 8.1?

> Nokia Lumia 930


Samsung Galaxy Tab4 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1

1st April 2014

The next generation of Samsung Galaxy Tab devices are hard to tell apart on the outside, but how different and they underneath and are they better than the Tab 3?

> Samsung Galaxy Tab4 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1


HTC One M8

25th March 2014

A useful upgrade to one of last year's best phones, the HTC One M8 has a bigger screen, faster CPU and a novel dual camera on the back.

> HTC One M8


Android Wear, LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360

19th March 2014

Smartwatches seem like a good idea, but nobody has really made one that seems appealing. Google's new Android Wear project might change that.

> Android Wear, LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360


Retro 5|10: March 2004 and 2009

16th March 2014

We take a look back at some of the more unusual handsets, forgotten brands and big releases that were making the news in March 2004 and 2009.

> Retro 5|10: March 2004 and 2009


Retro: UMTS concepts show why we miss Siemens

12th March 2014

We live in an age of slabby touchscreen phones, but a dozen or so years ago Siemens came up with some quite radical and appealing ideas about the future of UMTS devices.

> Retro: UMTS concepts show why we miss Siemens


LG F70

Aimed at first-time smartphone users who want access to ultra-fast LTE data, the LG F70 is an easy-to-use midrange Android device.

> LG F70


LG G2 Mini

25th February 2014

"Mini" versions of premium handsets can sometimes impress, or can sometimes be disappointing, or something in between. Which of these describes the new LG G2 Mini?

> LG G2 Mini


Blackphone

25th February 2014

Designed to maximise privacy the Blackphone is a novel answer to concerns about unwarranted snooping and communications interception.

> Blackphone


YotaPhone 2

25th February 2014

The next-generation YotaPhone features a dual screens and comes with a specification set that competes with the best on the market. But you'll have to wait if you want one.

> YotaPhone 2


Samsung Galaxy S5

Bigger and faster than the S4, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the Korean giant's latest flagship device and it one of the most eagerly awaited smartphones of the year.

> Samsung Galaxy S5


Sony Xperia Z2

24th February 2014

Sony's new flagship phone, the Sony Xperia Z2 pulls off several interesting tricks at the same time. But is this powerful smartphone too sophisticated for most user

> Sony Xperia Z2


Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

24th February 2014

Sony  have another go at the full-sized tablet market with the impressive Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. But can it make some inroads into rivals' market share?

> Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet


Nokia X, X+ and XL

24th February 2014

The Nokia X, X+ and XL are Nokia's first Android-based handsets, but this trio of devices are not necessarily what you would expect them to be.

> Nokia X, X+ and XL


Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

23th February 2014

Samsung tears up the design of its original Galaxy Gear smartwatch with the more useful Tizen-based Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo devices.

> Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo


LG G Pro 2

13th February 2014

Bigger, faster and clever than the G2 and Optimus G Pro, the LG G Pro 2 marks a promising start for 2014 for this Korean manufacturer.

> LG G Pro 2


Retro 5|10: February 2004 and 2009

9th February 2014

February is usually one of the biggest months for new releases, and we look back at the pick of what was making the news five and ten years ago.

> Retro 5|10: February 2004 and 2009


Winter 2013 / 2014 Roundup

31st January 2014

We take a look back at the handset announcements and stories that we covered over the past three months in our Winter 2013 / 2014 Roundup.

> Winter 2013 / 2014 Roundup


Google asset strips Motorola, dumps corpse on Lenovo

29th January 2014

Editorial: in a surprise move, Google has announced the sale of the hardware business of Motorola Mobility to China's Lenovo. Is the a new chapter for Moto or the last gasp?

> Google asset strips Motorola, dumps corpse on Lenovo


Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1

14th January 2014

A pair of Android devices with very different specifications, the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1 are at opposite ends of the midrange market.

> Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1 


Retro 5|10: January 2004 and 2009

11th January 2014

We take a look at some classic handsets (and a few notable failures) that were making the headlines back in January 2004 and January 2009.

> Retro 5|10: January 2004 and 2009


Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO Series

8th January 2014

A range of tablets including the biggest and highest-resolution devices that we've seen from Samsung, the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series look impressive.

> Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO Series


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

7th January 2014

At last, a "mini" device that isn't a disappointment, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact really is a capable shrunk-down version of the powerful Z1.

> Sony Xperia Z1 Compact


2013 Wrap-up. 2014 Predictions.

22nd December 2013

Our annual end-of-year wrapup looks at the state of the industry in 2013 and makes some predictions as to what might happen next year.

> 2013 Wrap-up. 2014 Predictions


2013 in Review: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

15th December 2013

2013 saw some great handsets, a few high-profile disasters and some that were a bit odd-looking. Welcome to our list of the Good, Bad and Ugly devices of 2013.

> 2013 in Review: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly


Retro 5|10: December 2003 and 2008

12th December 2013

The mobile phone industry tends to wind down at the end of the year, here is what we were looking at five and ten years ago in December 2003 and 2008.

> Retro 5|10: December 2003 and 2008


Motorola Moto G

13th November 2013

The Motorola Moto G tries to squeeze as many features in as it can while keeping the price down. Will it appeal to consumers looking for good value?

> Motorola Moto G


Retro 5|10: November 2003 and 2008

13th November 2013

We take a look back at what was making the news in November 2003 and November 2008 and find some very strange devices indeed.

> Retro 5|10: November 2003 and 2008


Biggest handset disasters.. Part 1

6th November 2013

Not every product launch is a runaway success, and some are complete failures. We take a look at what we think are ten of the biggest handset disasters.

> Biggest handset disasters.. Part 1


October 2013 Roundup

3rd November 2013

October 2013 saw some big announcements, with some quite big and expensive devices, including a new Nexus, new iPads and Nokia's first modern tablet.

> October 2013 Roundup


Google Nexus 5

1st November 2013

Google's fifth-generation Nexus phone is a the 5" quad-core Google Nexus 5, made for Google by LG. How does it stack up against's LG's own G2 device?

> Google Nexus 5


LG G Flex

28th October 2013

It's big, it has a curved display and it is heading exclusively to Korea. But is the LG G Flex aiming itself at a market that really exists?

> LG G Flex


Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503

24th October 2013

Nokia's Asha range of feature phone gets a useful boost and a striking new look with the new Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503 touchsreen devices.

> Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503


Nokia Lumia 1320

24th October 2013

The cheaper one of a pair of 6" smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 1320 offers many of the features of its more expensive sibling, but at around half the price.

> Nokia Lumia 1320


Apple iPad Mini 2

22nd October 2013

The Apple iPad Mini 2 fixes the main problem with the original iPad Mini, but it goes much further to create a genuine "mini" version of the flagship iPad Air

> Apple iPad Mini 2


Apple iPad Air

22nd October 2013

Much thinner and lighter than its predecessor, the Apple iPad Air is also significantly faster as well, but be prepared to pay a lot for a top spec device.

> Apple iPad Air


Nokia Lumia 1520

22nd October 2013

One of a pair of new Nokia "phablets", the Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with an impressive full HD display and an equally impressive camera too.

> Nokia Lumia 1520


Nokia Lumia 2520

22nd October 2013

Nokia's first Windows tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520 is an important device for both Microsoft and Apple. Does it measure up to the competition?

> Nokia Lumia 2520


Retro 5|10: October 2003 and 2008

21st October 2013

In the first of a new series of features, we take a look back at what was happening five and ten years ago in October 2003 and 2008.

> Retro 5|10: October 2003 and 2008


HTC One Max

14th October 2013

The popular HTC One gets supersized with the HTC One Max phablet. Have HTC found the winning formula or is the competition getting too tough?

> HTC One Max


The ten most influential 3G and GSM phones.. ever?

10th October 2013

We take a look back at the past decade-and-a-bit to see what are (in our opinion) the ten most influential 3G and GSM phones ever.

> The ten most influential 3G and GSM phones.. ever?


Mobile Gazette is 10

10th October 2013

It is our tenth birthday! We've spent an entire decade looking at phones and related gadgets. We take a look back to where it all started.

> Mobile Gazette is 10


Samsung Galaxy Round

9th October 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Round features a curved OLED display and a high-end specification. Heading to Korea initially, will we see this type of phone anywhere else?

> Samsung Galaxy Round

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