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Moto X (2014) shows up on Good Guys website – ships in 5-10 days

Moto X (2014) shows up on Good Guys website – ships in 5-10 days

The long awaited launch of the Moto X (2014) may be imminent with The Good Guys now listing the phone on their website, with an estimated shipping time of 5-10 Days. The Moto X Gen 2 – model #: XT1092 – is listed for pre-order at $697 which sits just under the $699 price we’ve heard will be the RRP[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on November 23, 2014 20 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 shown off with Lollipop build

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 shown off with Lollipop build

Samsung has already hinted at the Lollipop release for the Galaxy Note 4 on Twitter. But with the Galaxy Note 3 only a year old, and still highly capable hardware wise, you can rest assured that Samsung has been working on the Android 5.0 update for the phone. SamMobile has gotten their hands on a Note 3 running an early[Read More…]

by 8:09 am on November 21, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Telstra opens pre-order for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge – grab a bonus $100 Eftpos Gift Card

Telstra opens pre-order for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge – grab a bonus $100 Eftpos Gift Card

Telstra has just opened up pre-orders on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which is due to go on-sale – after two delays – on the 25th of November. Telstra is offering the Note Edge in a choice of Charcoal Black or Frost White. Telstra is offering a pre-order incentive of a $100 Eftpos gift card while stocks last. Pricing wise,[Read More…]

by 4:22 pm on November 20, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Nexus Factory images page updated with Nexus 6 image and updated Nexus Player image

Nexus Factory images page updated with Nexus 6 image and updated Nexus Player image

Google has today updated the Nexus Factory Images page, adding a new image and an update, both for devices we sadly still can’t purchase here in Australia. The Nexus 6 and Nexus Player have both received updates and if you’re wanting to tinker with either (if you’re lucky enough to have one), then you can now flash them back to[Read More…]

by 11:28 am on November 20, 2014 4 comments Android Development, Android TV, OS Update, Phones
HTC One M8 Lollipop update on the horizon

HTC One M8 Lollipop update on the horizon

Since the announcement of Lollipop, and HTC’s subsequent promise to update US based HTC One M7 and M8 handsets to Android 5.0 within 90 days, owners of the handsets have been waiting with bated breath. Now HTC Developer LlabTooFeR has shown of screenshots of Sense 6 with Lollipop running on the HTC One M8 – and it looks good. The[Read More…]

by 11:15 am on November 20, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Boost Mobile launches a $99 smartphone with a 5″ screen

Boost Mobile launches a $99 smartphone with a 5″ screen

Pre-paid smartphones are generally quite small, with manufacturers aiming to cut costs on one of the more expensive components. But Boost Mobile is bucking the trend here, by offering the Boost Mobile View 5.0, a $99 pre-paid smartphone on the Telstra network with a 5″ screen. The Boost Mobile View 5.0, is a rebranded Alcatel OneTouch which Boost are saying[Read More…]

by 11:10 am on November 20, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 LCD Touch Digitiser shows up and gets compared to the Z3

Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 LCD Touch Digitiser shows up and gets compared to the Z3

Sony is moving forward with their Xperia Z line, with what seems to be a six-monthly update cycle. With the Xperia Z3 launched in September, and if Sony sticks to the same schedule as earlier this year, we should be seeing the Xperia Z4 around Mobile World Congress(MWC) in February next year. Now a site has published pictures of what[Read More…]

by 10:04 am on November 18, 2014 15 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC Desire Eye shows up on JB HiFi website in Coral Red for $799

HTC Desire Eye shows up on JB HiFi website in Coral Red for $799

The ultimate ‘Selfie’ phone from HTC, the Desire Eye, looks set to launch imminently, with the phone now showing as available for purchase on the JB Hifi website. The phone which sports dual 13MP front and rear facing cameras, as well as front facing flash, will sell outright from JB for $799. The phone is available in Coral Red from[Read More…]

by 7:52 pm on November 17, 2014 12 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
LG G3 Beat arrives in Australia – a lower end G3 with the same great look

LG G3 Beat arrives in Australia – a lower end G3 with the same great look

The LG G3 has been a massively successful product for LG, it’s one of the best phones we’ve reviewed this year. It’s a very well designed phone, so it’s no wonder that they’ve been making variants and one of those was released as the LG G3 Beat back in July. At the time, LG announced the phone for the Korean[Read More…]

by 9:13 am on November 15, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 to their pre-paid line of devices for $99

Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 to their pre-paid line of devices for $99

Optus have added another low-end phone to their pre-paid line, adding the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 for $99. The Galaxy Young 2, being an entry level device, isn’t going to be winning any awards in the design or specs categories. But it is a Samsung phone, which means it’s generally reliable and unlike some other manufacturers phones, could conceivably see[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on November 15, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones