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LG G2 Australian availability announced – on contract with Optus and outright through retailers

LG G2 Australian availability announced – on contract with Optus and outright through retailers

LG has just announced availability for the highly anticipated LG G2 in Australia. The G2 will be launching on Optus as the exclusive carrier and through selected Australian retailers in Black and White on November 4th. The LG G2 is an absolute dream of a phone, which I personally found out when I reviewed the handset. The phone offers an absolutely smooth user experience and absolutely gorgeous screen, as well as a new ergonomic design which sees the main controls for power and volume located on the back of the handset. There is also a pretty decent software package on-board[Read More...]

by 12:20 PM on October 29, 2013 12 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
HTC announces the Desire 300 available exclusively from Telstra

HTC announces the Desire 300 available exclusively from Telstra

Telstra and HTC are bringing the HTC Desire brand back to where it all started. After launching the original HTC Desire back in April 2010, Telstra are continuing with the brand, by launching the HTC Desire 300. The HTC Desire 300 is aimed as an entry level device, but still includes a nicely sized 4.3″ screen and is being positioned in the Telstra pre-paid line-up as a great Christmas present. 4.3″WVGA(800×480) Resolution Screen 1GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 SoC 512MB RAM 4GB On-Board storage with microSD Card Slot 5MP Rear Camera with AF and VGA Front-Facing camera Bluetooth® 4.0 with[Read More...]

by 12:37 PM on October 23, 2013 18 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Updated: Aldi Mobile slashes data on Unlimited Pack to 2.5 GB

Updated: Aldi Mobile slashes data on Unlimited Pack to 2.5 GB

Aldi Mobile has updated its Unlimited plan, halving the data allowance. Ausdroid reader Vijay also reports that the $10 International calling credit that used to come with a $35 recharge has been removed. The MVNO’s $35 Unlimited plan now has a number of very specific limits: We’ve seen major changes in the highly-competitive world of Australian Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO’s) in the last few months Red Bull Mobile, Crazy Johns and more have disappeared, while Kogan Mobile departed the market in the wake of the ispOne / Telstra stoush, which Aldi notably survived. This move by Aldi seems eerily[Read More...]

by 2:34 PM on October 22, 2013 44 comments Carriers, News
Vodafone prepaid 4G launches today

Vodafone prepaid 4G launches today

Vodafone opens their 4G network to prepaid users today, but there are a few caveats to start with. To be eligible for the initial roll out, you must be an existing prepaid Vodafone customer, and: Have a 4G device; Have an active Prepaid recharge – it’s strongly recommend by Vodafone that you have a plan with more than 500MB data ($30 Cap and above, All Time and Flexi Caps) Live in a Vodafone 4G area The roll out will be progressive, with Vodafone aiming to have all eligible existing prepaid customers migrated to the 4G network by the end of[Read More...]

by 12:19 PM on October 17, 2013 5 comments Carriers, News
HTC One Max headed for Optus

HTC One Max headed for Optus

The recently launched HTC One Max looks like it will be coming to Optus, if their Google+ page is a good indicator. Optus has just posted a mini review of the One Max, indicating that an announcement for stocking the phone is looming. Optus linked on their Google+ page to a US site for the mini review, and not an Australian android news site, that had the information about the HTC One Max hours before. The main specs for the One Max are: 5.9″ Full HD display Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 at 1.7GHz Android 4.3 with HTC Sense 5.5 16 or 32GB[Read More...]

by 8:09 PM on October 15, 2013 2 comments Carriers, News
HTC Desire 601 coming exclusively to Vodafone

HTC Desire 601 coming exclusively to Vodafone

The Desire brand is officially back in Australia with Vodafone announcing today that the HTC Desire 601 is now available exclusively through them. The Desire 601 is a mid-range LTE phone with a 4.5″ qHD 540×960 resolution screen and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. General Manager of Devices, Katie Turkal, says: If you want an affordable 4G phone with an advanced camera, great sound and loads of other great features, this is definitely a device you should check out. HTC makes fantastic phones and the Desire 601 is no exception. We are pleased to be able to offer it exclusively[Read More...]

by 8:05 PM on October 15, 2013 1 comment Carriers, Phones
Pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z1 go live on Telstra

Pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z1 go live on Telstra

For those who’ve been waiting patiently, it appears that Pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z1 are now live on the Telstra website. Due to launch on October 15th, Telstra are giving a pre-order bonus to customers who sign-up before the October 15th launch in the form of a free Bluetooth headset valued at $199.95 while stocks last. The Xperia Z1 is available in either Black or Purple on a 24 month contract for $69 per month with no handset repayments, the plan includes $600 worth of calls and MMS as well as unlimited texts and 1GB of data, for a[Read More...]

by 5:17 AM on October 12, 2013 4 comments Carriers, Phones
Samsung Galaxy J announced for NTT DoCoMo in Japan

Samsung Galaxy J announced for NTT DoCoMo in Japan

NTT DoCoMo has announced their new line up of phones and as well as the Xperia Z1 f they announced earlier, they’ve also announced the Samsung Galaxy J, which managed to leak only the other day. The phone which hasn’t been announced for any other markets as yet appears to be a slightly higher end spec Galaxy S4, sporting an upgraded Snapdragon 800 and 3GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy J Specs : 5″ 1920×1080 full HD SuperAMOLED Display 2.3GHz Quad-Core MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 SoC 3GB RAM microSD Card Slot 13MP Rear Camera and 2MP Front-Facing Camera NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth Android[Read More...]

by 8:35 PM on October 10, 2013 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
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