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One Plus scuttles plans to release StyleSwap covers – advises OnePlus 2 will support them

One Plus scuttles plans to release StyleSwap covers – advises OnePlus 2 will support them

One Plus, the company who Never Settles has this morning announced that due to a number of factors they have had to halt production of their StyleSwap covers for the One Plus One. The covers, which One Plus announced in the lead up to the launch of the One Plus One, were to replace the battery cover on the phone. The covers were to be,available in five different textures – Silk, Sandstone, Denim, Bamboo, and Kevlar, but the Bamboo cover in particular has been singled out as a factor in the ‘complicated decision’ to halt production, with One Plus advising[Read More...]

by 9:26 AM on September 18, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
New Oppo N3 render shows another possible body design

New Oppo N3 render shows another possible body design

The build-up to the launch of the Oppo N3 is gaining momentum, Oppo’s social media channel has begun dropping hints at an October announcement in Singapore and the leak of a render of the phone has begun to garner a bit of talk around the traps – not all of it good. The render a few days ago drew positive and negative comments, but it may not be the final design, with a new render cropping up. This is a more familiar design, with the revolving camera module looking more familiar to fans of the original rotating camera phone –[Read More...]

by 5:45 PM on September 17, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
LG launches the LG L80 with 5″ screen, Knock Code and big battery for $299

LG launches the LG L80 with 5″ screen, Knock Code and big battery for $299

LG has listed the third in their current range of L Series phones available in Australia. The LG L80, is again a 3G only phone aimed at the budget market, but comes with features from their higher end phones and a large 5″ display. The phone itself is fairly basic in terms of specs, with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor powering the phone and 1GB of RAM. The L80 has got basic storage clocking in at just 4GB, but also carries a microSD card slot to expand that out a bit. The 2540mAh battery though could just about see you[Read More...]

by 1:30 PM on September 17, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Big W adds the Motorola Moto E to their range

Big W adds the Motorola Moto E to their range

The reach of Motorola is extending, with new retailers adding their phones to their range as time goes by, this time with discount department store Big W adding the budget price Moto E to their range. The phone is available in-stores as of the current catalogue, which begins tomorrow, Thursday 18th of September. The phone will sell for $174 in-store and presumably online, although there’s currently no listing for Motorola products on the Big W e-store. The phone is obviously a fairly decent buy, with Motorola delivering software updates to their phone almost as quickly as Google can deliver them.[Read More...]

by 9:33 AM on September 17, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Report: Android Silver is on hiatus and possibly about to be dropped

Report: Android Silver is on hiatus and possibly about to be dropped

We’ve heard much about Android Silver over the last few months, but according to a new new report from Pay-Walled site – The Information – the program could be dead before Google even announces it. According to the site, the rumoured program which would have seen premium Android handsets released running Android as Google intended (think GPe writ large), has been put ‘on hold’. The reason for the program being on-hold has been attributed to the departure of ex-Google Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora, who was the driving force behind the Android Silver program. Arora left Google earlier this year[Read More...]

by 9:07 AM on September 17, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, Rumours
Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 4 on the 23rd of September and want you to join them

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 4 on the 23rd of September and want you to join them

The Galaxy Note 4 is coming to Australia this month, with Samsung Australia inviting media to an event on the 23rd of September at 7pm in Sydney. When the phone will actually be available for purchase should be announced at the event, and Samsung wants YOU to be there to check it out – as well as give you a Galaxy Note 4. The launch event for Samsung phones are usually a fun-filled night, which is a little over the top and shows off the features of the phone on offer. Normally the media gets to experience all this goodness,[Read More...]

by 12:14 PM on September 16, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Oppo N3 press renders leak – the revolving camera lives on

Oppo N3 press renders leak – the revolving camera lives on

Oppo has launched in Australia, so that means we’ll be seeing newer handsets as Oppo releases them. One of their larger releases this year, figuratively and literally, was the Oppo N1. With a rotating camera which could rotate through 190° of movement, the novelty doesn’t seem to have worn off with renders of the upcoming Oppo N3 showing that Oppo has not only retained the camera but refined it. GSMArena has published the renders which show a refined camera movement mounted in a tube along the top of the phone. It’s a novel idea to mount the camera atop the[Read More...]

by 2:12 PM on September 15, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Kogan offering the new Motorola Moto G 4G LTE for $229+ delivery

Kogan offering the new Motorola Moto G 4G LTE for $229+ delivery

With the launch of the new Moto G, it looks like retailers are beginning to drop their prices on the original. First cab off the rank is Kogan, who have begun offering the Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE (XT1039) for $229 plus delivery. At this price, Kogan is undercutting the Good Guys by a good $70, making it an absolute steal. We recently took a look at the Moto G 4G and found it to be just as good as the original, but with the added bonus of having 4G along for the ride. It’s definitely a great deal,[Read More...]

by 12:53 PM on September 14, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Sale
Moto G 4G — Mini Review

Moto G 4G — Mini Review

The Google owned Motorola, faced some issues in releasing their first generation of devices. The Motorola Moto X took 8 months to reach our shores, but with the release of the Moto G, it seemed like Motorola found their feet, taking just over 2 months to reach our shores in January this year. The Moto G has been quite well received both critically, where it’s received praise for its smooth experience, paired with rock bottom price, as well as by the general public where it’s led to Motorola proclaiming it their most successful smartphone to date. But it’s not perfect,[Read More...]

by 12:45 PM on September 14, 2014 1 comment Design, Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung Australia begins asking ‘Are you ready to Note?’

Samsung Australia begins asking ‘Are you ready to Note?’

After a big launch at IFA in Germany last week, Samsung Australia has begun ramping up for the launch of the Galaxy Note 4 in Australia. The Samsung Australia website has begun offering customers looking for information on the launch of the Note 4 locally, a way to sign-up to receive information as soon as they’re ready to announce it. For interested potential customers, you can sign-up to the mailing list, which requires you to enter your Name, Email address and Post Code, to ‘Be among the first to know when the Note 4 hits Australia!’ No mention yet of[Read More...]

by 5:55 AM on September 13, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Smaller G Flex successor to arrive before the end of the year

Smaller G Flex successor to arrive before the end of the year

The G Flex was an interesting device, it showed off many facets of LG’s ability to incorporate new technologies, as well as solve problems on the fly. It didn’t set the world afire with sales, but as a halo device, the G Flex is well deserving of a second model, and that’s exactly the plan according to sources in Korea. LG will apparently unveil a second model of the G Flex in Korea before the end of the year. The new G Flex will be a more compact model than the previous 6″ behemoth, and will also carry a higher[Read More...]

by 5:43 AM on September 13, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC looking to release GoPro competitor and ‘Selfie’ phone at October event

HTC looking to release GoPro competitor and ‘Selfie’ phone at October event

HTC has had a few financial issues of late, the company has been doing better in their last couple of financial calls, but they’re apparently looking stabilise their financials by entering a new market, offering ruggedised, small form factor cameras according to a new report. Bloomberg is reporting that according to a source, HTC will release a waterproof camera aimed at extreme sports participants. The camera will feature a tube shaped body, with an ultra wide-angle lens atop a 16MP sensor. Connections to phones would be via Bluetooth or Wifi, which the camera will include. Chasing both the Android market[Read More...]

by 5:29 AM on September 13, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, Rumours
Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon 210 with LTE – bringing LTE to the low-end market

Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon 210 with LTE – bringing LTE to the low-end market

Qualcomm is at the top of their game, their processors power the current flagship phones, as well as powering the lower end of the market, all the way down to the Snapdragon 200. As a followup, Qualcomm has decided to include LTE on-chip as part of the follow-up to their Snapdragon 200 processor, introducing the Snapdragon 210, with LTE. While LTE is great, not all markets have it so Qualcomm has also announced a 3G-only version called the Snapdragon 208. It appears to have all the same specs, but with no LTE radio. The Snapdragon 208 and 210 include Multi-Mode[Read More...]

by 4:16 AM on September 13, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer