BlackBerry Passport User Guide/Manual

BlackBerry Passport User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the BlackBerry Passport user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Passport from BlackBerry brings back the traditional keyboard but in a much more unusual but interesting form factor.  The 1:1 ratio of the screen and the new features found inside the OS 10.3 makes the Passport more suitable than before and could even tempt iOS and Android users thanks to its affiliation with the Amazon appstore.

Hopefully the user manual will answer any of the outstanding questions that you have about the device, but if there is anything that isn’t covered or if you have any questions prior to purchasing, please feel free to ask in the comments or to contact our sales team.

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BlackBerry Passport now in stock

SIM free BlackBerry passportAre you looking for a powerful smartphone that does not look like the rest?

Have you considered the BlackBerry Passport?

It has a rich feature set and a unique square design.

  • BlackBerry 10.3 OS
  • 2.2 GHz Quad-core processor
  • 4.5” extra wide LCD display
  • 3 row QWERTY keyboard
  • Use the keyboard as a touchpad
  • BlackBerry Assistant
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 13MP camera with OIS

See it in action in the following video:

Interested?  It is yours for £485 including VAT and is in stock now as a SIM free unit at Clove. Just click here to order yours.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact – Now In Stock

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact*** UPDATE 29/09 ***

We are still in stock of all 3 colours of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact & both colours of the Xperia Z3.

It has been very busy since stock first arrived last week and all of us here at Clove would like to thank everyone who has placed an order so far.

We are pleased to say all cleared orders placed up until the end of the weekend, have now been processed and dispatched, along with many more placed today.

All orders for the Z3 have shipped with their free bundle of accessories. Some customers may not have the magnetic charging adaptor – this will follow shortly.

Due to the massive demand, not all orders for the Z3 Compact have shipped with their free accessories from the ‘stretch goal’. We have kept track of these and will likely ship them in about two weeks, when more stock of the cases arrives.

If you have an order with Clove, please check your emails thoroughly for a dispatch confirmation as this may well contain your tracking number. If it does not, please check your account on the Clove website and view the order. The tracking number may well be visible on the printable order form.

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We are pleased to confirm that the first stock of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has arrived.

If you have already placed an order, we have already begun shipping many orders with further orders due to be dispatched tomorrow.

If you have not yet placed an order, but have been holding out for stock to arrive then we can confirm that you can now order yours today as stock is here and ready for shipping.

As and when your order is dispatched you will receive a dispatch confirmation.

We are including FREE accessories with every Xperia Z3 Compact purchased.

Some customers will receive these accessories with the phone.  For those customers who do not receive the accessories; these will follow in a separate package, at no cost to you, in the next couple of weeks.

Naturally you are keen to get hands on with your phone as soon as possible.  Please rest assured that we are working as quickly as we can to dispatch all orders.

We ask kindly that you avoid contacting us for an update on your particular order, unless we contact you with specific queries. The more people we can dedicate to shipping phones the sooner you will receive it.

Thank you for your custom and we hope you enjoy using the Z3 Compact.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact User Guide/Manual

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Z3 Compact is the 2nd generation of the powerful yet compact series of phones from Sony.  it follows in the footsteps of the hugely successful Z1 Compact, but is now better matched to the Z3.  The Z3 Compact has stereo speakers, a bigger screen and a improved processing power.  It is set to take on the iPhone 6 thanks to its great features and amazing price.  It is also great for gaming as it supports Remote PLAY with a Sony PlayStation 4.

Hopefully the user manual will answer any of the outstanding questions that you have about the device, but if there is anything that isn’t covered or if you have any questions prior to purchasing, please feel free to ask in the comments or to contact our sales team.

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Sony Xperia Z3 User Guide/Manual

Sony Xperia Z3 User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Sony Xperia Z3 user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Z3 is Sony’s flagship smartphone for late 2014 and is the 4th generation of the Z series.  One of the most powerful smartphones on the market with Android Operating System, 20 megapixel camera, 3GB RAM, IP rating as well as Sony PlayStation Remote PLAY functionality.

Hopefully the user manual will answer any of the outstanding questions that you have about the device, but if there is anything that isn’t covered or if you have any questions prior to purchasing, please feel free to ask in the comments or to contact our sales team.

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CAT S50 Review

Should the S50 be your new Toughphone?

Cat_S50_B15Q (14)When you hear the word CAT, you first thought is probably a four legged fluffy friend, but the next thing you probably think of is big yellow diggers, construction equipment and all things related to the building trade.

Whilst I do not blame you for thinking about the household pet, we are actually referring to the latter. The CAT brand is at home in construction but over the last couple of years CAT have branched out into the mobile space, producing phones that fit the needs of your builder, plumber or groundworker amongst others. They are essentially designed to be tough and reliable.

These devices might fit the needs of many, but put one next to an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy and there is an obvious difference in looks.

Their B15Q is the best attempt yet and is still a very good solution, but there is now something new. A more premium, more stylish, yet still rugged CAT phone: the CAT S50.

The S50 has been designed from the ground up to be more visually appealing and more capable, yet retain the rugged nature that CAT equipment and phones have become synonymous for.

On first glance, the S50 looks like a B15Q that has been run over by a road roller, perhaps a little harsh, but only said because it is significantly thinner and wider.

Let’s take a look in a bit more depth at the S50 and see what it has to offer. Check out our video review below or continue reading for the full written review.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Review

Should you upgrade to the Sony Xperia Z3?

This is our review of the SIM Free Sony Xperia Z3, which we have available to order here on the Clove website. We are currently offering an accessory bundle with the handset worth £40.

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In the world of smartphones the name Sony Xperia is as strong as it ever has been thanks to the consistently well performing devices that the Japanese firm have been producing over recent years.

The Z3 is the newest addition to the family that launches only six months after the Z2.

The Sony flagships are being upgraded at pretty much double the speed of competing devices, which shows Sony’s determination to make a stand in the mobile space.

It is all too easy to become frustrated that a new model is out, but Sony themselves expect most potential Z3 customers to be those already using a Sony Xperia Z or Z1, rather than the Z2 and of course they hope that you will be looking to switch from your current Samsung, Apple or HTC device if you have one.

Whilst there is nothing stopping you upgrading from the Z2, the Z3 is less of a significant upgrade and more of a slight refresh.

What does the refresh bring? Read on to find out or watch our video review below. 

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review

We go hands-on with Sony’s latest Compact smartphone

This is our review of the SIM Free Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, which we have available to order on the Clove website here at the fantastic price of just £290.83 (£349 inc. VAT).

Sony_Xperia_Z3_Compact_BlackRoughly six months ago Sony launched a new breed of smartphone into the market.  A smartphone that many desired but never really existed; but Sony took a bold step that has ultimately paid off for them.

The Xperia Z1 Compact was and still is as powerful as the Sony Xperia Z1 on which it was based, but had a smaller display to make the overall handset more user friendly, but did not want to sacrifice memory and processing power; which was too often the case with other ‘mini’ or ‘compact’ models.

Whilst I like to keep reviews as balanced as possible I do have a personal affinity with the Z1 Compact.  It is my device of choice and I could not be happier.

The problem with the Z1 Compact was that it was released at the same time as the Z2, but was based on the previous Z1, in theory out of sync with Sony’s range.

With the launch of the Z3 comes the launch of the Z3 Compact to keep the 2 in line with each other and much closer matched in terms of specification.

The differences between the Z3 and Z3 Compact are:

  • The compact has 2GB RAM rather than 3GB
  • The display is a 4.6” 720p IPS panel as opposed to the 5.2” 1080p
  • The battery is 2600mAh as opposed to 3100mAh
  • It is 8.6mm thick and 129g compared to the Z3 at 7.3mm thick and 152g

In comparison to the Z1 Compact:

  • 2.5GHz processor compared to the 2.2GHz quad-core of the Z1C
  • 4.6” 720P display rather than a 4.3”
  • 2600mAh battery rather than 2300mAh
  • 8.6mm thick and 129 grams rather than 9.5mm thick and 137g
  • Stereo speakers
  • Softer edges on the Z3 Compact

So with less than a year between the two how does the latest model stack up? Find out in our video review below or keep reading for the full written review.

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Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) flip shell unboxing

Moto-G-2014-Flip-Shell-BlueA couple of days ago, Josh posted about the availability of the Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) shells and flip shells to say they were now ready to order.

Both types replace the existing back cover and the Flip Shells also offer protection to the Moto G’s screen.

Priced at £18 including VAT, they are a good value options and are available in the following colour options:

  • Liquorice (Black)
  • Chalk (White)
  • Cherry Red
  • Turquoise
  • Royal Blue
  • Violet
  • Lemon/Lime

We have completed a quick hands on with the official flip shell accessory to show  you what it looks like and how it fits to the phone.

For more information or to pick one up yourself just head over to the product page on the Clove website here.

Sony DK48 magnetic charging dock for Xperia Z3 & Z3 compact unboxing

Sony_DK48If you are in the market for a Sony Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact then you might be interested in the Sony DK48 magnetic charging dock.

The magnetic charging dock has been a popular accessory for Xperia Z devices of past and allows you to charge your handset without needing to open the port covers on the phone.  This is thanks to a 2 pin connector on the side of the Xperia handset.  Dock the phone in landscape orientation and the connector on the dock and phone align and start transmitting charge, assuming you have connected it to mains power.

The dock is for charging only and can not be used with a computer for data transfer.  No USB cable is provided in the box, so you will need to use the one that came with your phone or purchase another.

When docked, your device will be sat at an ideal viewing angle should you wish to watch some media back on it.

Sony do include in this kit, 4 adapters.  The adapters allow either a Z3 or Z3 Compact to be used in the dock with or without a case.  We can not provide a list of all the compatible cases, but the official Sony and Roxfit book cases both work with the dock.

See what the dock is like and what you get in our unboxing video below.

And for those of you who are wondering, I am sure there are a few; the dock does not really work with other Sony Xperia Z handsets.  Depending on your Xperia and which adapter you use, you may get the connector to align, but the phone will unlikely hold steady and the connection may be lost.  We have tried a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and Z Ultra in the dock with the varying connectors and can confirm that whilst possible, for the hassle and possible DIY fixes you may need to do, best to opt for the dock designed for that particular handset.

Priced at £29.99 including you can order yours here.

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