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Sony begins Android 4.3 rollout to Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra

Sony begins Android 4.3 rollout to Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra

The Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra should start seeing Android 4.3 on their handsets quite shortly, with Sony announcing that the rollout is now underway to unlocked handsets. The update will add ‘Project Butter’ to the phone as well as UI tweaks which adds a ‘smoother graphical experience’. Amongst a host of App updates to apps like Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID and Sony Select, Sony has also taken the opportunity to give the Z Ultra the same Smart Social Camera experience that launched on the Z1. There’s updates to Sony’s media side of things with WALKMAN,[Read More...]

by 5:01 PM on December 19, 2013 7 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones
Telstra begins selling accessories through eBay

Telstra begins selling accessories through eBay

Telstra has begun a new novel way to sell accessories – through eBay. The nations largest mobile carrier has opened up their own eBay store to sell accessories for all types of handsets. Telstra sees this as an opportunity to sell batteries, cases and covers, chargers, headsets, memory cards, screen protectors and smart watches through the worlds largest auction site, to the more than 7.3 million Australian users who use eBay every month. As well as these accessories, they also intend to offer online exclusives through the eBay store in the future. The store is seen as complimentary to their[Read More...]

by 5:44 PM on December 16, 2013 2 comments Accessories, Carriers
Telechoice taking orders for the Motorola ‘Moto G’

Telechoice taking orders for the Motorola ‘Moto G’

The Moto G, announced last month in São Paulo, Brazil is slated to come to Australia in January according to the official rollout schedule. While Motorola Australia have not yet announced any details for an official launch here, an annonymous tipster has advised that Telechoice is taking orders for the phone. The tipster supplied us with a spreadsheet which lists the Moto G – and it’s associated Brightstar code – as coming with an Ex-GST price of $195 but this is believed to be their buy-in price and the retail price could be anywhere in the range of $250-299 when[Read More...]

by 4:08 PM on December 14, 2013 8 comments Carriers, Phones
Optus upgrades 3G and 4G coverage around NSW’s Central Coast

Optus upgrades 3G and 4G coverage around NSW’s Central Coast

Optus today announced that it’s in the process of upgrading its network infrastructure around the Central Coast. 4G / 4G Plus Between now and January 2014, customs can expect to see 4G light up in Pearl Beach & Umina, Wamberal, Kariong, Tangy Dangy, The Entrance North and wider availability within Gosford (where it’s already available but limited to the CBD area). Tangy Dangy and The Entrance North will also be added to Optus’ “4G Plus” network, its 2300 Mhz TD-LTE network that the company has been rolling out to new markets around the country. 3G Enhancements The Central Coast has[Read More...]

by 1:59 PM on December 12, 2013 3 comments Carriers
Vodafone adds the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 to their Pre-Paid lineup

Vodafone adds the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 to their Pre-Paid lineup

After going on-sale outright at Dick Smith last week for $299, Vodafone has now announced that they will be selling the phone for $249 as a pre-paid device on their network. Katie Turkal, General Manager of Devices at Vodafone said of the newest addition to the pre-paid range : We know our prepaid customers love to keep control of their costs and still be able to take advantage of a super fast network and an advanced smartphone. Our superfast 4G network is even more enjoyable with the easy-to-play GALAXY Ace 3. The Galaxy Ace 3 is an affordable LTE device[Read More...]

by 2:17 PM on December 11, 2013 1 comment Carriers, Phones
Telstra officially announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(2014)

Telstra officially announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(2014)

We first heard the rumour of the Galaxy Note 10.1(2014) launching on Telstra late last month and today the national Telco has advised that the tablet is now available on their 4G network. The tablet is the 4G variant of the high end Galaxy tablet offering speeds up to 150Mbps on the Telstra 4G Network. The tablet is available on a variety of plans beginning from just $52 per month with no monthly device repayments and 1GB of data included : With a 10.1” Full HD WQXGA TFT screen running a resolution of 1600×2560 it’s a big step from the[Read More...]

by 12:39 PM on December 11, 2013 7 comments Carriers, Tablets
Party in Sydney on New Years Eve with the official app!

Party in Sydney on New Years Eve with the official app!

Telstra and the City of Sydney council have launched an official Sydney New Years Eve app for Android and iOS devices. The app is an update to the original 2012 version (that’s last year, for those of you counting), and offers much the same in terms of features. Of course, they’ve been refreshed for this year’s celebrations! Some of the app’s features include: Share latest into on the celebrations via Telstra Timeline Telstra VIP Competition – Share content once registered to go into the draw to win VIP backstage passes Option to find hot spots via interactive maps to watch[Read More...]

by 2:15 PM on December 2, 2013 2 comments Apps, Carriers, News, Phones
Rumour: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) coming to Telstra in December

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) coming to Telstra in December

Yesterday we heard from Samsung announcing Australian pricing and availability for the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) – it’s available now (depending on where you shop) from $649 (Wi-fi) and $799 (Wi-fi and 4G). Today, word reaches us from a trusted source indicating that Telstra has added the tablet to its portfolio of on-contract devices – for business customers, at least. The tablets are said to be available in Telstra stores from December 10. The basic on-contract price for the tablet starts from $84/month on a 1-year contract and $52/month on a 2-year contract, with 1 GB / month data[Read More...]

by 2:58 PM on November 26, 2013 6 comments Carriers, Tablets
LG announces Optimus F3 4G handset for the Telstra network

LG announces Optimus F3 4G handset for the Telstra network

LG has today announced that the latest in their line of 4G enabled F-Series budget minded handsets the Optimus F3 has been launched as a Pre-Paid handset on the Telstra Network. Available from today through Telstra stores, including partners such as FoneZone and Leading Edge, the Optimus F3 will be sold for $249 and will connect to the Telstra 4G Network.’ Andrew Volard, Telstra Director Devices says We’re excited to add the LG Optimus F3 into our pre-paid 4G smartphone line-up. It is an affordable handset that is packed with great features making it the perfect device for customers who[Read More...]

by 12:18 PM on November 25, 2013 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra bring some early pressies for Galaxy SIII & HTC One Users, but Galaxy Note 2 users still have to wait

Telstra bring some early pressies for Galaxy SIII & HTC One Users, but Galaxy Note 2 users still have to wait

Good news for Telstra Samsung Galaxy S III owners as it seems the telco has approved the Android 4.2.2 ‘Jelly Bean Plus’ update. The update, which is schedule to start hitting devices on a ‘progressive’ rolling out phase is scheduled to start from December 2nd. HTC One users also have an update which has been approved for a roll out to your device expected to begin November 25th for Android 4.3 which appears to be updating devices to Android 4.3 JellyBean, with the update commencing for some users as early as today. The update too will be a phased rolling[Read More...]

by 11:38 AM on November 22, 2013 12 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones
Vodafone begins Android 4.3 rollout to HTC One

Vodafone begins Android 4.3 rollout to HTC One

Vodafone customers with carrier-branded HTC One phones should get an update to Android 4.3. As well as updating the base operating system to Android 4.3, new Features and enhancements within the update include: HTC Sense 5.5 Signal bar indicator improvement HTC Blinkfeed update Photo & Video Highlights Enhancement to Quick Settings General performance and stability improvements The update details: Android version: 4.3 HTC sense version: 5.5 Kernel version: 3.4.10-gfbedc47 root@abm012 # 1 SMP PREEMPT Baseband version: 4A.21.3263.04_10.38m.1157.04L Build number: 3.63.980.2 CL265048 release-keys Vodafone says the update is available over the air (OTA) or through the HTC Hub Program on your[Read More...]

by 8:09 AM on November 22, 2013 7 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones
ALDI Mobile isn’t unlimited anymore; now measured in minutes

ALDI Mobile isn’t unlimited anymore; now measured in minutes

Customers of ALDI Mobile, now’s the time to take a seat before you read what we have to tell you. Ready? Good. ALDIMobile, which once looked like the still-shining beacon in the land of ever-decreasing mobile value, with its offerings on the unlimited plan slashed further still. Launching with unlimited voice minutes and SMS and 5GB of data for $35 value, it seems that the failure of ispOne (and by extension, Kogan Mobile) began to take its toll. First, the data inclusion was cut in half — from 5GB down to just 2.5GB. Still, for $35 a month, this amount[Read More...]

by 5:52 PM on November 21, 2013 16 comments Carriers, News
Vodafone Fasterest Challenge – win a Samsung Galaxy S4

Vodafone Fasterest Challenge – win a Samsung Galaxy S4

Vodafone is confident that it has the fastest 4G network in Australia. So confident that they are challenging you to take a speed test against their “Lightning Fast Man”. The terms are that you take on Lightning Fast Man – who will be using Vodafone 4G presumably – and at the end of your challenge you’re entered into a draw to win a Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB or a Samsung Note 3 32GB. There will be a draw every hour on the hour and a bonus draw at the end of the event. The events last from 7 to 12[Read More...]

by 3:15 PM on November 21, 2013 7 comments Carriers, Giveaway, News