Catch of the Day Technothon offering Sony, Samsung and HTC deals

Australian bargain site Catch of the Day is having another “Technothon” sale. The sale began today and ends tomorrow morning (Saturday 19th April) at 11am AEST which includes a number of Android devices. Sony Catch of the Day is offering two phones for sale as well as a tablet, first up is Sony’s 2013 flagship, the Xperia Z, which is available in purple and white for $419.95 + shipping – a decent discount given the age of the device (it’s a little over a year old and it’s due for an update to KitKat). » Xperia Z review » Buy: Continue reading

Samsung continues mocking iPad in their latest ad

In late March Samsung began an advertising campaign for their new Galaxy Tab Pro series of tablets that, while amusing, took a very obvious swipe at all of their competitors. The latest in this series is another swipe directly at the Apple iPad. This time around, Samsung shows off the simple yet extremely useful function of separate logins and profiles for multiple users on a single device. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bwRRxfuIk Is this type of advertising clever, amusing or just plain juvenile? Share your thoughts with us. Continue reading

Optus announces availability of Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2

Optus has announced this morning that the Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 is now available on Optus' nationwide 4G network, and can be purchase from today via telephone sales, online and in selected retail stores. The Galaxy NotePro, announced earlier this year at CES,is a 12.2" giant of a tablet, with 4 million pixels to display things on, multi-window multitasking for those who want to do more, and handwriting recognition courtesy of Samsung's now-ubiquitous S-Pen. Those wanting to get their hands on such a tablet can find them on the Optus $20 Mobile Broadband plan, albeit with a whopping $43-a-month tablet repayment.... Continue reading

Samsung announces the Galaxy Tab4 series with 7″, 8″ and 10.1″ screen sizes

Samsung has overnight announced their fourth generation Galaxy Tab series of tablets - the Galaxy Tab4 7.0, Galaxy Tab4 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab4 10.1. The tablets have been expected ever since their appearance on the Gear Fit microsite as compatible with the fitness band. Before you start getting excited for high-end devices, it is bests to remember that the Galaxy Tab range are what's considered their 'budget' range. But there's some decent specs here: All three screen sizes on offer come in WXGA (1280x800) resolution, there's microSD card expansion slots on all the tablets offering a way to... Continue reading

Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Android Central recently noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 boot-up screen had one curious addition to the screen, in the form of a somewhat large 'Powered by Android' logo appearing on the bottom of the screen. This also seemed the case for the recently launched HTC One (M8) smartphone as well. There has been a fair bit of speculation that this latest addition to the boot-up screen was the result of a meeting between Google and leading Android manufacturers. However, it now seems this is part of a much larger plan currently playing out. According to an email confirmed... Continue reading

Catch of the Day Technothon offering Sony and Samsung deals

Australian bargain site Catch of the Day is having a "Technothon" sale ending 2pm Sydney time on Monday afternoon which includes a few Android devices. Amongst the usual supply of monitors, laptops, headphones, hard drives, routers and SD cards you'll find some Sony and Samsung devices from the last year - you might be able to save some money on a phone or tablet you've had your eye on for a while. Sony Catch of the Day is offering Sony's earlier 2013 flagship - the Xperia Z in purple and white for $419 - a decent discount given... Continue reading

Image of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

As the year rolls by, with the manufacturers having now dropped their flagship devices on us, the roll continues on to the secondary devices. Some tablets and accessories will launch to no fanfare, whereas others receive a little attention but not so much. Evleaks are a consistent and pretty reliable source for images of upcoming devices and today they've got their hands on renders of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (White) https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/449977255045771265 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (Black) https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/450002404939816960/ Both devices "fit" in the Samsung mould for tablets, they look pretty good and will no doubt be pretty impressive when they become... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 leaks on Twitter possibly arriving April 24th

Samsung has an ever growing line of tablets, from their recently released NotePRO and TabPRO series, to their high-end Note they cover all bases, including the low end in their basic Tab series and now the Tab 4 is on its way. The Galaxy Tab 4 series first showed up in Samsung doco, on the micro-site for the Samsung Galaxy Fit, where the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1″, 8.0″ and 7.0″ were all listed as compatible with the fitness tracker. EvLeaks has just posted a pic of the 7.0" on Twitter and with his history we expect more to come along... Continue reading

Xperia Tablet Z2 and Xperia Z2 Phone user manuals now available to download

If you're waiting for the launch of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 and the Xperia Z2, and if you're wanting a nice bright, large screened waterproof tablet or phone then why wouldn't you be? Then by now you'll know what the tablets will cost at least, but now you can check out the user manuals with both the WiFi and LTE Tablet manuals and the Xperia Z2 manual now available to download. All the manuals are in PDF form and available from the Sony support page on the Sony Website. The Xperia Z2 Phone has the largest manual at... Continue reading

Retailer Roundup: Weekly Specials

It has been a couple of weeks (maybe more give or take) and we thought it was time to bring it back. So, what's on-sale around the traps? Woolworths Available now until Tuesday 25 March LG L3 II Telstra pre-paid mobile: $59 Coles Available now until Tuesday 25 March Samsung Galaxy Y Telstra pre-paid mobile: $59 Remember Coles now also have Google Play Gift Cards (Unfortunately not on-sale though). Dick Smith Available now until Wednesday 26 March Mobiles LG G2 4G Smartphone Unlocked: $567 LG Optimus L7 II Smartphone Unlocked: $199 Alcatel Onetouch Pixi Mobile Phone Unlocked: $89 Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo Mobile Phone Unlocked: $119 Samsung... Continue reading

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet pricing available now, actual stock still not available

Announced alongside the Xperia Z2 phone back at Mobile World Congress last month, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is a beautiful, thin and stylish, though some would say over-bezeled tablet, while we haven't seen any launch date for the device, the Sony Australia website can now provide pricing for the three models that will launch here. There will be three models, a 16GB and 32GB model both of which will only support WiFi connectivity and a 16GB LTE model. All three will have the same 10.1" FullHD Triluminous Display, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-core processor with 3GB RAM, and of course... Continue reading

Samsung swipes at iPad, Surface and Kindle in their latest advert

Samsung don't exactly have a reputation for being subtle with their advertising and the latest advert for the Galaxy Pro Series of tablets holds true to their usual form. The advert is starts by showing off the multi-window capability of the Samsung NotePRO and TabPRO tablets and moves quickly onto dissing the Microsoft Surface pointing out that with a keyboard, battery pack and mouse it's more a laptop than a tablet. They take a round swipe at the Kindle as good for nothing other than "books", before finally calling out the 'Retina' angle of the iPad as compared... Continue reading

Samsung announces the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2″ and Galaxy TabPRO 10.1″ for Australia

Announced in January this year at CES in Las Vegas, Samsung Australia has just announced that their long awaited Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 and Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 tablets will finally be launching in Australia. When announced at CES there was a single NotePro with a screen size of 12.2", but three TabPRO tablets with screens ranging from 8.4", through 10.1" and up to 12.2". All four of the tablets announced came with a high resolution 2560x1600 resolution screen. Of this range of tablets announced, Samsung Australia has decided to release only the NotePro 12.2" and the TabPro 10.1" leaving the market... Continue reading