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Nexus 6 appears to appear in the wild

Nexus 6 appears to appear in the wild

We had a sneak peak at the Nexus 6 the other day, but it seems that it’s busted out of its confines and made an appearance out in public as well, as shown in the photograph above. What do we know? Not much. The photos, courtesy of Android Police, show that the phone is in a snap-on case of some description (presumably to protect the identifying features a little) so we don’t have a good look at the outline of the phone’s case. From what we can see, though, the power and volume buttons are more centred on the right[Read More...]

by 7:15 AM on October 2, 2014 6 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Oppo Find 7 — Review

Oppo Find 7 — Review

Review: Oppo has just entered the market in Australia, they’ve arrived with four phones to sell through their OppoMobile website, offering phones from the budget conscious Neo 5, up through the N1 mini, Find 7a, all the way to their current flagship phone, the Find 7. Oppo has the distinction of holding several firsts in the mobile phone market, and indeed in their Find series of phones. The Find 5 was the first phone to market with a 1080P screen, and they’ve followed this up with the Find 7 being the first phone released with a 2K (2560×1440) resolution display.[Read More...]

by 10:30 AM on October 1, 2014 2 comments Design, Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in Australia

Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in Australia

Sony is busy tonight, presenting their launch plans for their newest Xperia smartphones, wearables and accessories in Australia. We’ve seen the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Smartwatch 3, and they’re all coming your way in the next few weeks. Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact At the launch of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact at IFA we were advised that both phones would be heading to Australia, with the Xperia Z3 heading to all four carriers (Telstra, Vodafone, Optus and Virgin Mobile) while the Xperia Z3 Compact would be heading to Optus and Telstra.[Read More...]

by 7:19 PM on September 30, 2014 40 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra adds the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus To its Pre-Paid line of devices for $149

Telstra adds the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus To its Pre-Paid line of devices for $149

There’s another Samsung handset on the market, with Telstra adding the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus, to its prepaid line of devices, offering the handset for $149. The handsets is an updated version of the Galaxy Trend which launched at Dick Smith late last year, to its prepaid line of devices, offering the handset for $149. Thought it’s technically an upgrade, the Trend Plus offers only a slightly upgraded CPU along with the ‘Plus’ monniker. The Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus isn’t going to wow you spec wise, but it certainly still good value price wise. The list of specs include: 4″[Read More...]

by 10:02 AM on September 30, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News, Phones
New Oppo N3 render surfaces looking more like a redesigned N1

New Oppo N3 render surfaces looking more like a redesigned N1

We’ve seen the upcoming Oppo N3 a couple of times now in redners, one of which was showing quite an ‘out there’ design, while the other showed a phone which was more an evolved design of the original Oppo N1. It looks like the latter design is what Oppo will be releasing, at least judging by the latest renders that have surfaced. Courtesy of a poster on forum Zaeke, the renders show off the design of the N3, which according to Oppo Malaysia will be released in two variants, one made of aluminum lithium alloy and the other made of[Read More...]

by 7:30 AM on September 29, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Galaxy Note 4 gets unboxed

Galaxy Note 4 gets unboxed

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is coming, it’s out there in a few review circles already so here come the unboxing videos. The 5.7″ QHD display is a highlight that everyone who’s handled the device at various display shows always mention as well as the consistency of the Samsung design of the phone; making it instantly a familiar and comfortable feeling device to someone who’s had a Samsung Galaxy device in the past. Of course in the current market state, what’s a large phone unboxing without a mention that the phone feels “solid” or “sturdy”? It’s close to the undisputed[Read More...]

by 5:10 PM on September 27, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones
Does this photo show Motorla’s Shamu, the next Nexus?

Does this photo show Motorla’s Shamu, the next Nexus?

It seems only yesterday that we reported on Motorola’s Shamu, which is lining up to be the next Nexus device in the form of a mooted Nexus 6. Oh wait. It was only yesterday. Today we’ve got another photo of the Shamu, and this time it shows us  some updated kernel specs. Let’s break it down. The photo above, originally posted by Android Police, shows the original image left in the Droid Life comments, as well as a modified image (to the right) prepared by Android Police to reveal more of the phone’s actual shape. I don’t think that’s a particularly[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on September 27, 2014 2 comments News, Phones, Rumours
HTC might be toying around with a One M8 variant with a 13MP camera

HTC might be toying around with a One M8 variant with a 13MP camera

Rumours abound that HTC is experimenting with a variant of the One M8 with a better camera. The original HTC One (released last year) has a 4MP Ultrapixel camera, which works great in the dark, but it doesn’t have the best resolution. This year’s HTC One (dubbed the One M8) uses the same camera, but pairs it with a dual camera, allowing some interesting 3D effects. What it doesn’t allow, though, is decent high-res photography. Rumours are circulating around the web suggesting that HTC is working with a 13MP sensor in a variant of the One M8, but sadly, it[Read More...]

by 7:05 AM on September 27, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Motorola Shamu breaches from hiding to show off for the camera

Motorola Shamu breaches from hiding to show off for the camera

It’s seems that the 5.9″ phone from Motorola codenamed ‘Shamu’, which according to rumour is supposedly the next Nexus phone is getting leaky. Yesterday we saw a glimpse of reported specs for the phone and today we get to see a picture of the behemoth as it poses next to an equally large LG G3. As you can see it’s a fairly large device, especially compared to the G3, which is a fairly wide device, add to that an extra half inch or so and it’s going to be a prize catch for fans of the phablet. The phone shows[Read More...]

by 7:33 AM on September 26, 2014 14 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Rumour: New Nexus phone with 5.92″ display from Motorola to be announced next month

Rumour: New Nexus phone with 5.92″ display from Motorola to be announced next month

Nexus season is upon us, we’re getting closer to the usual October/November release cycle that normally sees a new Nexus phone on the market and today 9to5Google are fuelling the fire with word they’ve confirmed with sources that the so called ‘Shamu’ Nexus from Motorola is going to be coming soon. Their sources indicate that the design of the phone will be more a modified Motorola Moto X gen 2 chasis, though with a much larger 5.92″ display. It won’t just be a standard FHD display either, with the rumour pointing to a QHD (2560×1440) resolution display with a pixel[Read More...]

by 10:16 AM on September 25, 2014 56 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Retailer Round-up: This Week’s Specials

Retailer Round-up: This Week’s Specials

So it’s been a few weeks now since we last did a retailer round-up, so we thought it might be time to do another one. So getting straight into business, here is what the big retailers have install for us with this weeks Android related goodies for us to enjoy: Coles Mobiles Boost Nero Pre-Paid Mobile – Includes a free $20 Google Play Gift card – $59 – Available now until Tuesday 30 September. Telstra Easy Smart Pre-Paid Mobile – $59 – Available now until Tuesday 30 September . Optus Sony Xperia E1 pre Paid Mobile with an additional $30[Read More...]

by 7:35 AM on September 25, 2014 6 comments Phones, Sale
Australian carriers advise availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

Australian carriers advise availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

There’s a lot happening with Samsung tonight, with the manufacturer launching their Note products as well as the Gear VR headset in Australia. So far we’ve received outright pricing for the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, which will be selling in Samsung Experience stores and retailers for $949 and $1249 respectively. But what are the carriers saying? Telstra Telstra will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and also offering the Gear VR. The Galaxy Note 4 is launching as the first phone on the Telstra network to support LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation. The aggregation will work accross[Read More...]

by 8:21 PM on September 23, 2014 11 comments Accessories, Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung Australia announces pricing and availability for Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

Samsung Australia announces pricing and availability for Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

Samsung is busy running the launch event for their range of products announced at IFA in Germany earlier this month. As we thought, the Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR are all coming to Australia in the next couple of months, but if you’re looking for pricing from carriers you’ll have to wait just a little longer. Galaxy Note 4 Starting off with the phone that finally caused Apple to copy them, Samsung has launched the 4th generation Galaxy Note, advising the phone will be made available from Samsung Experience Stores and other retailers from the 29th of[Read More...]

by 6:56 PM on September 23, 2014 7 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, Phones