Phones

HTC is confirmed as the maker of the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet

HTC is confirmed as the maker of the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet

HTC have been out of the Nexus game for a while, last offering us the Nexus One a few years ago, as shown above. However, we’ve had rumours for a while now suggesting HTC is about to re-enter the Nexus race with the rights to produce the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet. The Wall Street Journal has today confirmed that HTC is definitely working on the next tablet, and it’s coming. Soon. WSJ is reporting that HTC’s engineers have been flying back and forth between California and Taiwan to collaborate on the development of the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet. WSJ really[Read More...]

by 5:19 PM on September 22, 2014 10 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Get the new Moto G for around $255 at Officeworks with price match plus 5% discount

Get the new Moto G for around $255 at Officeworks with price match plus 5% discount

I dropped into my local Officeworks this morning on the way to work to see if they had any stock of the new Moto G or “Moto G2” as they are calling it. I found a dummy version on display with a price tag of $299 which is well above The Good Guys price of $268 plus delivery. I asked a store assistant if they had any in stock and whether they price match with The Good Guys. He checked The Good Guys website and came back and he said they could price match plus 5% discount as per their[Read More...]

by 9:06 AM on September 22, 2014 2 comments News, Phones, Sale
Good Deal: Get a 16GB LG G3, G Watch and a 32GB microSD card for $629 at Harvey Norman this weekend

Good Deal: Get a 16GB LG G3, G Watch and a 32GB microSD card for $629 at Harvey Norman this weekend

Harvey Norman has a “Dollar Deals” promotion on at the moment where you can buy an LG G3 (16GB) for $628, and for $1 more they’ll throw in an LG G Watch and a Sandisk 32GB Ultra microSD card – at least $275 extra value. The phone’s available either in Metallic Black or Silk White, but it doesn’t specify if you get to choose between the black or white G Watch – I’d imagine the back will be more popular. It’s good news for those wanting to pick up a new Android Wear watch and in the market for a[Read More...]

by 4:10 PM on September 20, 2014 9 comments Deal, Phones
OnePlus will open limited pre-orders for the One

OnePlus will open limited pre-orders for the One

OnePlus has been under fire since they launched their first phone- the One, due to their one of a kind (for a phone) system of ordering which requires you to scrounge for an invite to even purchase the phone. The invite system has drawn ire from a lot of fans, but that invite system may be close to ending with OnePlus announcing they will begin taking pre-orders for the phone next month. OnePlus is expecting to open the up pre-orders in late October, with stock being immediately allocated as orders are received, or if there’s no stock on hand orders[Read More...]

by 7:47 PM on September 19, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones
New Moto X page is now on Motorola’s Australian website, if you know where to look

New Moto X page is now on Motorola’s Australian website, if you know where to look

The new Moto X is a much sought after item, it’s now on-sale in the US, but when international sales will begin is the next question. As a sign that the launch could be sooner rather than later, you can now check out the website for the new Moto X on the Motorola Australia website. It’s live right now, sort of, with the page not listed from the front-end but is definitely available if you know the right URL – which we do. You can check out the Motorola Australia new Moto X webpage here. It’s essentially a reproduction of[Read More...]

by 6:26 PM on September 19, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha is coming to JB Hi-Fi stores in October, $830 for 32GB

Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha is coming to JB Hi-Fi stores in October, $830 for 32GB

We’ve reported previously on Samsung‘s new metal-clad Galaxy Alpha phone, and we were previously advised that the phone will make it to Australia – but we weren’t told when that would be. Yesterday, Tech4Geeks‘ Jens Garcia sent us the above picture of the JB Hi-fi store at Westpoint shopping centre in the Sydney suburb of Blacktown – clearly they knew something we didn’t about the device’s release. We’ve also been tipped that JB will be selling the 32GB version of the Galaxy Alpha for AU $830, and that stock will start arriving in early October. There’s no word on pricing,[Read More...]

by 1:05 PM on September 19, 2014 3 comments Phones, Rumours
Motorola Moto G 4G and Moto E are now for sale at Harvey Norman

Motorola Moto G 4G and Moto E are now for sale at Harvey Norman

It looks like Harvey Norman have finally jumped on board with the popularity of Motorola as they have just listed the Moto G 4G on their website alongside the budget friendly Moto E. The prices are similar to other retailers where the Moto G 4G will set you back $296 and the Moto E (available in white or licorice) will cost you $177. There’s no sign of the new Moto G yet, but who knows, maybe they are getting ready for a shipment along with the Moto 360 and the new Moto X? If you want to know a bit more a[Read More...]

by 7:41 AM on September 19, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Officeworks begins selling the new Moto G

Officeworks begins selling the new Moto G

The launch of the new Moto G was hotly anticipated and it’s finally been released, with stores in Australia beginning to see stock showing up on docks and onto shelves. So far we’ve seen the GoodGuys begin selling the phone, but our sources tell us that Officeworks are now receiving stock and beginning sales. The phone is selling for $299 at Officeworks stores, but there’s no sign of it on the website as yet – but that’s surely only a matter of time. It’s a slightly higher price than we saw from TheGoodGuys online store during the eBay sale, but[Read More...]

by 6:30 PM on September 18, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
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 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones
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