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Harvey Norman now offering the Sony Xperia M2 for $363

Harvey Norman now offering the Sony Xperia M2 for $363

If you’re in the market for a mid range smartphone that won’t break the bank and offer some decent specs for your dollar, then Harvey Norman may have the smartphone you desire. Harvey Norman are offering Sony’s newest mid-range smartphone, the Xperia M2 for $363 (+ Postage & Handling). Sony announced the Xperia M2 during MWC in Barcelona earlier this year, with the company stating that the Xperia M2 would be available from April locally through major telco’s and retailers, now July it’s taken a while, but it’s now here. While the Xperia M isn’t aiming to offer flagship, top[Read More...]

by 10:19 AM on July 22, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Alleged successor to the Moto G outed in the wild

Alleged successor to the Moto G outed in the wild

The successor to last years successful Moto G smartphone, which caused quite a stir at launch due to its low price, and excellent user experience, it was also named as Motorola’s most successful phone for Motorola since Google took over the company. It now seems Motorola is working on follow up to the Moto G, and thanks to the guys over at Mellando no Android, we’re getting the dirt on the specs as well as what the phone currently looks like. The phone, which will allegedly be officially launched as the Moto G2, with the model number XT 1068 (the[Read More...]

by 10:07 AM on July 22, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
LG G3 Accessories announced for Australia

LG G3 Accessories announced for Australia

Earlier today, we got our first look at pricing for the LG G3 when it launches in Australia. As a bonus, pre-orders for the first 100 customers will receive a Wireless Charging dock (and a G Pad 8.3) but what if you just want that sleek looking Wireless charger by itself, or you’re not quite ready to switch carrier? Well, you’ll definitely be able to, with LG today announcing pricing and availability for not only the wireless charger, but their Quick Circle cases and snap-on shells. The Quick Circle case is a new take on their Quick Window case, with[Read More...]

by 12:52 PM on July 21, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
ZTE partners with Google to bring Google Now Launcher to future phones

ZTE partners with Google to bring Google Now Launcher to future phones

On the Australian Mobile market, ZTE is a relative new-comer, only recently launching their first mobile phone under their own brand name – the ZTE 969. But elsewhere in the world, ZTE is as common in the market as other brands like Huawei. Over the weekend, ZTE has announced a new partnership with Google, which may help them to achieve a little more visibility in the market place the world over. The announcement is actually centred around the re-launch of a ZTE handset which isn’t actually available in Australia – ZTE Blade Vec 4G. The phone is being re-launched, with[Read More...]

by 10:10 AM on July 21, 2014 5 comments Google Services, Manufacturer, Phones
LG G3 now available to pre-order through Optus with free G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock

LG G3 now available to pre-order through Optus with free G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock

Optus has this morning opened up pre-orders for the upcoming LG Super-phone – the LG G3. The bonuses are actually pretty good for the phone which is the first on the Australian market to include a 2K 2560 x 1440 resolution display, with Optus and LG throwing in an LG G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock for pre-orders placed online. The G3 is of course, LG’s 2014 flagship and it’s a monster. The hardware is top notch, with that massive, high resolution display, 13MP Rear Camera with OIS and Laser Auto-Focus and a 3,000mAh battery. The phone also[Read More...]

by 9:48 AM on July 21, 2014 17 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Microsoft to lay off 12,500 staff and shift some Nokia X designs to Lumia range

Microsoft to lay off 12,500 staff and shift some Nokia X designs to Lumia range

The release of the Android Nokia X range just prior to the purchase of the company by Microsoft, left many people asking what the future of the Nokia X series was. With the launch of the Nokia X2 range late last month after the purchase had gone through it seemed the series could stick around. But overnight, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has overnight sent a letter to staff outlining some future plans for the Nokia X series and also some news about the future of some of the staff. The Microsoft team will lose a total of 18,000 staff[Read More...]

by 4:01 PM on July 18, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News
LG Announces G3 Beat/s for Korean and European markets – probably won’t come here

LG Announces G3 Beat/s for Korean and European markets – probably won’t come here

With the LG G3 due to hit Australian shores early next month, LG has decided to unveil the mini version in Korea. Known as the G3 Beat for the Korean market, LG also plans to roll it out within Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS – Eastern European countries) where it will be known as the G3 s. The phone is, style wise, almost identical to the full sized LG G3, with the same slim bezels on the sides of the 5″ HD IPS display, although at 720×1280 resolution, it’s a far cry from the 2K resolution of[Read More...]

by 3:09 PM on July 17, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
MediaTek takes a stab at the high end with the MT6795 a 64-Bit Octa-Core processor with LTE

MediaTek takes a stab at the high end with the MT6795 a 64-Bit Octa-Core processor with LTE

MediaTek is a fairly well known name in the lower end of the smartphone market, but they’re not limited to it, making some headway as makers of one of the first true Octa-Core processors last year. Today they’ve announced another step towards the premium market announcing their latest processor – the MediaTek MT6795. The MediaTek MT6795 processor is a 64-bit, true Octa-core processor which includes LTE, it also includes native support for LPDDR3 RAM and 2K displays, which we’ve seen through releases such as the Oppo Find 7 and the LG G3, is the coming ‘thing’ in smartphone displays. Clocked[Read More...]

by 8:08 AM on July 16, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer
Xperia Z3 refuses to stay under wraps – seen consorting with a Galaxy Note

Xperia Z3 refuses to stay under wraps – seen consorting with a Galaxy Note

The Sony Xperia Z3 is just refusing to stay under wraps, even though we’re still 2 months away from IFA where the phone is expected to be announced. There’s been two leaks recently, which shows the phone off from multiple angles and even alongside a Samsung Galaxy Note to give you a size comparison. As you can see, the Xperia Z3 appears to be around the same height as the Galaxy Note, although it does appear to not be as wide as the 83mm wide Samsung Phablet. The leak also shown off is the notification light on the Xperia Z3,[Read More...]

by 9:54 AM on July 15, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Woolies selling the Huawei Ascend Y600 unlocked for $159 from this Wednesday

Woolies selling the Huawei Ascend Y600 unlocked for $159 from this Wednesday

Looking at this weeks catalogue Woolworths catalogue starting this Wednesday for 1 week only, the national retailer is offering the Huawei Ascend Y600 unlocked for $159. The Huawei Ascend Y600 is aimed at the budget conscious buyer but still contains some pretty descent specs given the user and market that Huawei aiming for. The full list of specs include: 5″ TFT capacitive touchscreen (480×854) 1.3Ghz Mediatek MT6572 Dual Core CPU 512 MB RAM 4GB on-board Storage, expandable to 32GB via MicroSD card 5MP rear camera, VGA front facing Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Network Connectivity: GSM 850 / 900 /[Read More...]

by 7:52 AM on July 15, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Sale
Alcatel Pop C1 now available on Optus Pre-Paid for $79

Alcatel Pop C1 now available on Optus Pre-Paid for $79

Optus have recently added a new smartphone to its pre-paid line of phones, introducing the Alcatel Pop C1. The Alcatel Pop C1 is a very basic, entry level smartphone, so its low-level specs aren’t going to wow anyone, but it will allow first time smartphone owners or beginners get a fairy decent experience. The full list of specs include: 3.5” HVGA Screen Display (320 x 480 pixels) 1GHz Dual-core CPU 1GB RAM 4GB with 2GB end user memory, expandable to 32GB via MicroSD Card 2MP rear camera only Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) 3G[Read More...]

by 4:54 PM on July 13, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Sony Xperia Z3 leaks again – this time with a phone behind the front panel

Sony Xperia Z3 leaks again – this time with a phone behind the front panel

Sony is not one to rest on their laurels when it comes to building new phones. Working to what seeems a 6 month product life-cycle, they’re on track to release the Xperia Z3 at IFA in September and the phone is determined to see the light of day, first showing up as a mere front panel, it’s now out in the wild as a full phone. The phone is believed to be the Chinese version of the Xperia Z3 – model # L55t, which follows on from the L50t used for the Xperia Z2 – and has the same design[Read More...]

by 10:20 AM on July 12, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung announces new Quad-Core Exynos processor the ModAP with built-in LTE modem and ISP

Samsung announces new Quad-Core Exynos processor the ModAP with built-in LTE modem and ISP

Samsung has today moved into exciting new territory with their Exynos line of processors, introducing the Exynos ModAP processor with a built-in LTE-A modem. The announcement is a step forward for Samsung, who has been unable to deliver a complete solution for LTE devices with their Exynos line, until now. The Exynos ModAP includes a quad-core Application Processor built on the 28nm HKMG process, which Samsung believes will bring about power savings. The built-in LTE-A modem supports ‘Release 9 of 3GPP and Cat 4, at both duplex mode, FDD and TDD, in addition to legacy 2G and 3G’, so there[Read More...]

by 5:47 AM on July 11, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer