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Meet Brittany, Australia’s first official Samsung Galaxy S5 owner

Meet Brittany, Australia’s first official Samsung Galaxy S5 owner

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched worldwide today, and due to the timezones, Australia was the first country to kick off sales. Vodafone were aiming for the early adopter crowd and opened selected stores from 6am, a ploy that seems to have worked, with Vodafone Australia managing to sell the what they are claiming is the worlds first Samsung Galaxy S5 [Ed. we don't count South Korean embargo breakers ;)]. With such a popular phone, Brittany said she was aware that the stock would sell out fast and knowing that the Vodafone stores were opening early for it, she decided to[Read More...]

by 4:21 PM on April 11, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Tropical Cyclone Ita is bearing down on Far North Queensland; mobile carriers are sharing essential info

Tropical Cyclone Ita is bearing down on Far North Queensland; mobile carriers are sharing essential info

We’ve been watching today the developments in Far North Queensland in relation to Tropical Cyclone Ita. Yes, you might think “this isn’t Android news”, and no, it isn’t, but it is news affecting a good number of Australians, and we care about things like this. Without going into all the background of what’s expected (head over to the ABC for that), FNQ is looking at a category five cyclone making landfall sometime tonight (11 April) with winds as high as 285 kph, causing flash flooding, wind damage, and goodness knows what else. One of the most valuable things you can[Read More...]

by 1:44 PM on April 11, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News
Optus opens up Beta Testing on their My Optus app

Optus opens up Beta Testing on their My Optus app

Optus customers are now being given the opportunity to sign up to a beta testing group for the My Optus app according to an update on their Google Play page. The Beta is being run from a Google Group as opposed to a Google+ community, which is neither here, nor there as there are pros and cons for both. If you’re an Optus customer, use the My Optus Android App and are interested in trying out new things; you can head to the My Optus Beta Google Group and join. Once done you can head over to the My Optus[Read More...]

by 11:41 AM on April 11, 2014 3 comments Apps, Carriers
Vodafone is ready for the Galaxy S5 – selected stores open from 6am

Vodafone is ready for the Galaxy S5 – selected stores open from 6am

The launch of the Galaxy S5 is of course going to be a major event in the mobile phone sales calendar and tomorrow is the day Samsung fans have been waiting for. Retailers and carriers will begin selling the Galaxy S5 from tomorrow morning, but Vodafone is trying to get the jump on sales by opening selected stores early, with some open from 6am. There’s limited stock available of the Galaxy S5, so if you’re keen on getting one of these handsets on launch day then you’ll need to be ready to go. The list of stores opening early is,[Read More...]

by 8:52 PM on April 10, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra invites Sydneysiders to try out the Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit on Friday morning

Telstra invites Sydneysiders to try out the Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit on Friday morning

With Friday’s launch of the Galaxy S5 almost upon us, we’re starting to see a few launch day activities crop up. Telstra has announced that it’ll be demoing the phone along with Samsung‘s newest wearables – the Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo in Sydney on Friday morning at Hickson Road Reserve in The Rocks between 6am and 10am. Attendees will be able to put the new devices to the test, and see how they stack up alongside some real athletes. Wendell Sailor (ex-NRL champion), Alex “Chumpy” Pullin (Winter Olympian) and Liz Cambage (Australian Women’s Basketball Olympian) will all be[Read More...]

by 4:52 PM on April 9, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Phones, Smartwatch
Optus announces availability of Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2

Optus announces availability of Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2

Optus has announced this morning that the Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 is now available on Optus’ nationwide 4G network, and can be purchase from today via telephone sales, online and in selected retail stores. The Galaxy NotePro, announced earlier this year at CES,is a 12.2″ giant of a tablet, with 4 million pixels to display things on, multi-window multitasking for those who want to do more, and handwriting recognition courtesy of Samsung’s now-ubiquitous S-Pen. Those wanting to get their hands on such a tablet can find them on the Optus $20 Mobile Broadband plan, albeit with a whopping $43-a-month tablet[Read More...]

by 10:40 AM on April 7, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News, Tablets
Optus adds the Sony Xperia E1 to their pre-paid lineup with World Cup Ball exclusive in tow

Optus adds the Sony Xperia E1 to their pre-paid lineup with World Cup Ball exclusive in tow

Optus has today announced that they’ve added the Sony Xperia E1 to their pre-paid range. The 3G only handset will be sold online and in-store for $149. It’s a pretty decent deal for a low end phone, but Optus is going the extra mile. As a bonus for early adopters, the phone is being paired with a Soccer World Cup promotion which means that customers will receive an official Match Ball Replica valued at $30. Sony Xperia E1 Specs : 4” 800×480 WVGA resolution display 1.2GHz Dual Core Processor 512MB RAM 4GB internal storage (2GB available to the user) with[Read More...]

by 3:55 PM on April 1, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
LG G Flex now available from Optus

LG G Flex now available from Optus

The G Flex is one of the most intriguing products available from LG at the moment, with a 6″, flexible, curved display it’s got that ‘certain something’ that people around you will instantly want to check out when you pull your phone out. Previously only available outright through Harvey Norman, it’s now available exclusively from Optus. The plans for the LG G Flex start at $35, with a $24.75 handset repayment (minimum Total Cost is $1,434.00 over 24 months), which includes 500MB of data and 200 minutes of talk time, as well as unlimited SMS and MMS in Australia. Or[Read More...]

by 11:32 AM on April 1, 2014 3 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Win a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Telstra by sharing a selfie

Win a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Telstra by sharing a selfie

In the first of what is sure to be many competitions centred around the latest generation of flagship phones, Telstra is offering you the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S5. All you have to do to enter is take a selfie showing Telstra your new phone feeling – in whatever form that may take – and upload it to social media (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) with the associated hashtag on Twitter, tagging the @Telstra accounts. You’ve got until April 14. It’s really not much to ask to get people to post a selfie of themselves looking excited for the[Read More...]

by 9:05 AM on April 1, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Competition, News
Vodafone has the Samsung Galaxy S5 in selected stores

Vodafone has the Samsung Galaxy S5 in selected stores

Would you like to get your hands on the Galaxy S5 today, to decide whether it’s the next superphone for you? Well, if so, you’re in luck. Vodafone have Samsung’s new flagship in store (well, in selected stores) for you to have a play with and explore. https://twitter.com/VodafoneAU/status/449403515060748288 You can find the Galaxy S5 in the following stores: Store Address State Vodafone Parramatta Shop 5074-5075 Westfield Parramatta, Parramatta, NSW NSW Vodafone Bondi Junction Shop 1015 Westfield Bondi Junction, Bondi Junction, NSW NSW Vodafone Sydney: George Street 399 George St, Sydney, NSW NSW Vodafone Chatswood Shop 433 Westfield Chatswood, Chatswood, NSW[Read More...]

by 3:40 PM on March 28, 2014 7 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Australian carriers announce Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing

Australian carriers announce Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 just around the corner, Australian carriers have announced their pricing and availability of the much-anticipated 2014 addition to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line. To start with, the Galaxy S5 will be available for $929.00 outright and will be available for pre-order from tomorrow morning (March 27) at the Samsung Experience Stores in Melbourne and Sydney. The Galaxy S5 itself will go on sale in Australia from April 11th. We’ve given you all the info we’ve got in relation to the three major carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – as well as[Read More...]

by 9:00 PM on March 26, 2014 18 comments Carriers, News, Phones
All New HTC One launching April 1st in Australia

All New HTC One launching April 1st in Australia

It’s all about the All New HTC One (M8) today, and the most interesting news is going to be where to get the phone in Australia. We know that Optus, Vodafone and Telstra will be offering the phone on their Network so, what are the details? Vodafone Vodafone have advised that Pre-Orders for the All New HTC One (M8) will be available to pre-order online from 9am today through their website, with the phone arriving in-stores from April 1st. Vodafone will be offering the All New HTC One (M8) for $10 a month on a $65 Vodafone Red 24-month contract,[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on March 26, 2014 10 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News
The All New HTC One outed by Rogers Wireless in Canada ahead of tonights launch

The All New HTC One outed by Rogers Wireless in Canada ahead of tonights launch

In the lead up to any phone launch the phone is susceptible to leaks from all parties involved in the phone, from the manufacturer themselves through to carriers and in this case, the carrier is Rogers Wirless, a Canadian carrier who has put the details of the All New HTC One up on their website briefly. The specs have been confirmed as being a 5″ 1080P Super LCD3 display and will have an ‘Ultrapixel’ camera on the rear with a 5MP Front-Facing camera – no information on the specs of the secondary camera. Features like the LTE will be changed[Read More...]

by 11:17 AM on March 25, 2014 6 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones