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Sony officially launches the Xperia Z1 f SO-02F for NTT DoCoMo

Sony officially launches the Xperia Z1 f SO-02F for NTT DoCoMo

The Xperia Z1 f or ‘Honami Mini’ as it’s been known throughout various leaks in the leadup to its unveiling has been officially launched by Sony on the Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. The hardware specs appear to match up with those listed in the leaked catalogue that was found in the lead up to the official NTT DoCoMo launch : 4.3″ 1280×720 HD BRAVIA LCD 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SOC 2 GB of RAM 16GB On-board Storage 20.7MP Rear Camera with G Lens and 2.2MP Front-Facing Camera IEEE 802.11 a/​​b/g/N and AC (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 Android 4.2.2 IP58[Read More...]

by 4:44 PM on October 10, 2013 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Pint sized Xperia Z1 f leaks again through upcoming DoCoMo catalogue

Pint sized Xperia Z1 f leaks again through upcoming DoCoMo catalogue

The release of the Xperia Z1 with its highly anticipated 20.7MP camera has seen many people asking for the same specs but in a smaller form factor and last we saw, the Xperia Z1 f was being touted as the device that would fulfill that wish. Now a further leak from an upcoming NTT DoCoMo catalogue seems to confirm the Xperia Z1 f is coming soon at least in Japan. Unlike other mini versions of flagship phones that claim ‘no compromise’ the Xperia Z1 f seems to almost fully deliver. The Xperia Z1 f will come with almost the same[Read More...]

by 11:58 AM on October 8, 2013 6 comments Carriers, Phones
Telstra offering free Galaxy Gears for Note 3 pre-orders

Telstra offering free Galaxy Gears for Note 3 pre-orders

Telstra really want people to get online and pre-order for the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 3. So much so, Telstra are now offering would-be purchasers a free Galaxy Gear smartwatch, valued at $369 RRP, for anyone who pre-orders on an $80 plan or above. If you want this, and you might well, then you don’t have too long to think about it: the offer will expire on 17 October, unless withdrawn earlier (i.e. if everyone else pre-orders and gets their Gear before you, you might miss out). We’re not going to advocate for any particular carrier, they all have[Read More...]

by 8:16 PM on October 3, 2013 2 comments Carriers, News, Phones, Sale
Sony announce the Xperia M for Australia – available through Vodafone and Sony Centres

Sony announce the Xperia M for Australia – available through Vodafone and Sony Centres

Sony Australia has today announced the Sony Xperia M for the Australian market. The budget level device is aimed at the lower end of the market but still retains many of the design aesthetics from the former 2013 flagship device the Xperia Z. Launched by Sony back in June, Sony are definitely focusing the Xperia M at a ‘new market and price point’ but even at the cheaper price point, the Xperia M still packs quite a punch. Hardware wise, the phone comes with a 4″ 854×480 display that is powered by a 1GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM8227 CPU, with 4GB[Read More...]

by 4:30 PM on October 3, 2013 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus adds the $99 LG Optimus L2 II Dual SIM to their pre-paid range

Optus adds the $99 LG Optimus L2 II Dual SIM to their pre-paid range

LG Australia in partnership with Optus has today advised that the LG Optimus L2 II Dual SIM will be available at retailers from today as a pre-paid device for just $99. The introduction last year of the L Series range was a real turning point for LG, up until that point their efforts in the smartphone arena had not been stellar but the nicely priced range of well built smartphones boosted them into number two spot in Australia overall for Android handsets. They began releasing a refreshed range earlier this year launching the Optimus L series II at Mobile World[Read More...]

by 9:14 PM on October 2, 2013 0 comments Carriers, Phones
Telstra to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1 on October 15th

Telstra to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1 on October 15th

The Note 3 and the Xperia Z1 are much anticipated phones for various reasons we’ve seen pricing for the Galaxy Note 3 already but at the time of that information there was no launch date. Today an anonymous tipster has advised us that both the Xperia Z1 and the Note 3 will launch on the Telstra network on October 15.   While the Z1 is comparable in specs and size etc to the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One it seems the pricing is too.  In a pricing schedule for business plans the Sony Xperia Z1 is shown to be[Read More...]

by 5:26 PM on October 2, 2013 14 comments Carriers
Telstra/ZTE bringing the T83 “Dave” 4G ruggedised device

Telstra/ZTE bringing the T83 “Dave” 4G ruggedised device

It seems ZTE who make most of Telstra’s cheaper devices, such as smartphone, modem dongles/wifi and tablets are set to launch a new ruggedised 4G Android smartphone, which given their relationship, will probably launch as a Telstra branded device. The device, which has been given the name Telstra Dave 4G, is being described as a ruggedised 4G Android smart phone with IP67 certification – waterproof to 1 metre and dustproof – and has been given the Telstra blue tick for improved rural and metro coverage both on the Telstra 4G and Next G networks. The specs for the T83 Dave[Read More...]

by 4:48 PM on October 2, 2013 17 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Dual-Mode Galaxy S4 arriving in Optus stores later this week

Dual-Mode Galaxy S4 arriving in Optus stores later this week

The Dual-mode version of the Galaxy S4 was announced by Optus back in August, with a launch date of Mid-September, but we’ve yet to see any followup, but today Optus advised that the dual-mode version of the Galaxy S4 will be arriving in Optus stores later this week. The new dual-mode model of the GALAXY S4 is available on the Optus $60 My Plan with a $7 monthly handset repayment. The plan includes 600 minutes of standard national voice calls, unlimited standard SMS and MMS to Australian mobiles and 1GB of mobile internet data (Minimum Total Cost is $1608 over[Read More...]

by 9:05 PM on October 1, 2013 3 comments Carriers
Vodafone adds 34 European countries to their $5 per day international roaming offer

Vodafone adds 34 European countries to their $5 per day international roaming offer

After announcinfg a plan at the end of July to allow their customers to use their existing plan inclusions in the US, UK and New Zealand for just $5 per day extra, they’ve announced that this is now available to those Vodafone customers travelling to Europe. With Australia’s multi-cultural heritage there’s sure to be a country in the 34 European countries that are now included which could interest some international travelling Australians: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,[Read More...]

by 2:27 PM on October 1, 2013 3 comments Carriers
Telstra introduces Data Sharing for Every Day Connect plans

Telstra introduces Data Sharing for Every Day Connect plans

After announcing that Data sharing plans would be coming soon all the way back in April, Telstra has today finally launched their Every Day Connect Data Share Packages. The new data sharing packages are available for the Every Day Connect plans and allow you to share the included data in the plan between up to three devices – eg. tablet, phone and laptop. But, the catch is you have to pay $20 per month for each device you have connected – $10 per month for the privilege and $10 per month for the SIM card. Telstra has also advised if[Read More...]

by 1:55 PM on October 1, 2013 6 comments Carriers
Optus ending relationship with Woolworths Mobile – Woolworths investigating further options

Optus ending relationship with Woolworths Mobile – Woolworths investigating further options

Woolworths Mobile will no longer be able to sign up new customers to their Optus-supplied Mobile network as of tomorrow, with Optus advising that they are in the process of ending their relationship them. The Woolworths Mobile service launched in July 2011, and has been supplying customers with fairly decent plans after purchase of a $2 SIM Card. An Optus spokesperson advised that from the 1st of October, customers will no longer be able to purchase a Woolworths Mobile prepaid SIM. Existing customers will not be immediately affected, with Optus advising that customers will be able to continue to recharge[Read More...]

by 3:02 PM on September 30, 2013 7 comments Carriers, News
HD Voice update for Vodafone branded Galaxy Note II now available via Kies

HD Voice update for Vodafone branded Galaxy Note II now available via Kies

The latest Vodafone Software update Blog advises that Galaxy Note II owners will finally be able to use the HD Voice feature that was rolled out to the Vodafone network began trialling back in June. While some customers have been able to use this update on their modified Galaxy Note II by changing the build prop, official support has just arrived. The update, which is outlined in it’s own blog entry on the Vodafone support site advises that the 1.86GB Update is now available to download via Kies – there is no OTA update. You’ll need Samsung’s desktop software Kies[Read More...]

by 11:56 AM on September 27, 2013 6 comments Carriers, OS Update
Telstra drops pricing on international data packs

Telstra drops pricing on international data packs

The recent focus on the cost of mobile data and calls by both Optus and Vodafone have seemingly forced Telstra to look at their own data pricing, with the largest Telco in Australia advising that from the 14th of October they will introduce some new ‘cheaper’ options. Whilst not as outrageously expensive as their current data pack offerings, which sees you charged $29 for just 20MB of data, the new Casual Traveler Data Packs now provide five times the data at the same price, although all the packs have a 30 day expiry on them : $29 for 100MB to[Read More...]

by 11:27 PM on September 24, 2013 7 comments Carriers, News