Bargain Deals – Graded, Open-Box & Demonstration Handsets

In the course of several months selling the latest and greatest smartphones, we inevitably end up with a few that aren’t pristine. Sometimes these are phones we open and use in the office, so we can learn more about them and review them internally. Other times we send them off to partners for professional reviews […]

Smartphones look similar for a reason

It is quite clear whether you have a passion for mobile technology or not that the market is awash with many different phones that all look very similar and do very similar things, with only marginal differences between them. If you have ever thought choosing a new phone is more difficult than ever, then you […]

The blurred line between mobile phone, feature phones & smartphones

Can you tell me the difference between a mobile phone, feature phone or smartphone? The Oxford English Dictionary defines each as: Mobile Phone – A portable telephone. Feature phone – Any of various telephones enhanced with computer technology; (later chiefly) spec. a mobile phone incorporating features such as Internet access and music playback, but lacking advanced functionality […]

What devices do we use at Clove? – February 2014

We have the pick of the bunch with phones here at Clove. We see the good the bad and the ugly when it comes to smartphones, so you may be interested to know which handsets we use and why. So in no particular order, here is a list of what some of us currently use […]

Clove’s top 10 smartphones of December 2013

It is the season to be jolly and many will be feeling such when the likely open the box of one or more of the following devices this festive season. The competition is getting tougher and tougher not only through specs but prices too. Motorola have smashed the chart this month with one particular device, […]

Clove’s top 10 smartphones of November 2013

There have been few new phones come to market in the last month, but what has happened is the market has settled and now we are getting reviewers and user feedback on these handsets, giving a better reflection of how good the phones really are. As we have said before and will say again, a […]

Smartphones & Tablets In Meetings – Clove Vlog #65

In our 65th vlog, I ask whether you use your smartphone, tablet or laptop as a way of taking notes in a meeting? Even working within the smartphone industry, I am afraid to say that I and the vast majority of those I meet still use good old fashioned pen and paper. That is not […]

Clove’s top 10 smartphones of October 2013

The top 10 smartphones for September 2013 received quite some interest, so now we follow up with our top 10 for October. As we have said before and will say again, a top 10 list is influenced by many factions.  What ranks at number 1 for us may well be someone else’s number 10. The […]