Tablets

Samsung Tab S tablets now available via Optus

Samsung Tab S tablets now available via Optus

When Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab S range a little while ago, we knew it wouldn’t be long before they’d be available on a range of carrier repayment plans, and it seems that Optus has done just that today. Jason went hands on with a pre-release version of the 10.5″ variant of the Galaxy Tab S earlier in July 2014, and seemed to be pretty impressed with it. What makes the Tab S range so cool? This range is slim and light, reminiscent of the iPad Air. Power in a thin case. Multi-window functionality allows you to use more than[Read More...]

by 4:44 PM on August 1, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News, Tablets
Good Deal: Get a refurbished 16GB WiFi Nexus 7 2012 for under $90 from Expansys

Good Deal: Get a refurbished 16GB WiFi Nexus 7 2012 for under $90 from Expansys

The Nexus 7 (2012) was a pretty decent offering back in the day, and indeed still is. It’s two years old, but it’s a 16GB Tablet that’s still running the latest version of Android. So, if you’re in the market for a new 7″ tablet, then Expansys Australia has a pretty good deal going at the moment for the 16GB WiFi version of the Nexus 7 (2012). For a mere A$65.65 (marked down from $211.99) you can get yourself a great deal, a refurbished – but completely sealed in a new box – 16GB WiFi Nexus 7 (2012). There is[Read More...]

by 11:01 AM on July 30, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
LG announces an 11.6″ Android powered TabBook 11 for the Korean market

LG announces an 11.6″ Android powered TabBook 11 for the Korean market

LG isn’t one to shy away from a form-factor, they have the scale and facilities to really try out anything to see what happens and that seems to be what they’re doing with the TabBook 11, an 11.6″ Android Powered tablet witha sliding keyboard. The TabBook is destined for the Korean market only at this stage, with the announcement made on the LG Korean site. It’s a fairly large device with an 11.6″ slider keyboard arrangement which appears to detach when not required so you can carry around a decidedly over-sized tablet. Specs wise, the tablet is a monster. The[Read More...]

by 9:19 AM on July 29, 2014 0 comments Tablets
Hisense announce the Sero 7 and Sero 8 tablets for the Australian market

Hisense announce the Sero 7 and Sero 8 tablets for the Australian market

Hisense has announced the followup to their first Android tablet the Sero 7 Pro, announcing two tablets for the Australian market. Hisense will be bringing a pair of tablets called the Sero 7 and Sero 8, with 7¨ and 8¨ screens to a variety of Australian retailers, and they will be priced to sell. Hisense has advised that the Sero 7 will be priced at $99, while the Sero 8 will be priced slightly higher but still a bargain at $169. Hisense has dived into Android with gusto in Australia, and indeed around the world. While we’re not going to[Read More...]

by 5:24 PM on July 24, 2014 11 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Well it certainly has been a little bit of time since we last did one of these retailer round up’s, so we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials we have sourced and found available to everyone from our major retailers. So here is this weeks retail specials: Coles Smartphones Sony Xperia E1 Optus Pre-Paid Mobile – $99 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Woolworths Smartphones Alcatel One Touch M’POP 3G Vodafone Pre-Paid Mobile – $69 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Target Tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab[Read More...]

by 7:45 AM on July 24, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
LG bring the G Pad 10.1 to Australia

LG bring the G Pad 10.1 to Australia

After what seems an age since it was first announced, LG are bringing their 10.1″ G Pad tablet to Australia. Like the LG G3, the tablet is due to hit Australian stores in early August where it will set you back $399 (Cough, it’s $249 in the US). The G Pad 10.1 comes with a 10.1″ 1280X800 resolution IPS display in Black and Red colour options, although the red has been tied up in an exclusive with Harvey Norman for at least 6 months. The Black G Pad 10.1 however, will be available through Aussie retailers such as The Good[Read More...]

by 5:24 PM on July 23, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
NVidia officially launches the Shield Tablet – still not available in Australia

NVidia officially launches the Shield Tablet – still not available in Australia

NVidia has been making great strides with Android gaming, their Tegra Zone games, paired with processors built with gaming in mind, while somewhat fragmenting the Android experience has garnered them quite the following. The NVidia Shield hand-held gaming system, is quite the feat of engineering with solid hardware and interesting software features like GameStream (their PC Streaming service), has now been turned into a tablet – the Shield Tablet. The NVidia Shield Tablet isn’t their first attempt at the tablet market, with NVidia launching the budget minded Tegra Note reference platform last year. What the Shield Tablet is, is NVidia’s[Read More...]

by 6:23 AM on July 23, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Google Play Edition (retired) devices available from Expansys Australia

Google Play Edition (retired) devices available from Expansys Australia

Without ever reaching Australian shores, Google recently removed a number of Google Play Edition devices from the Play Store in the US. Thankfully, some of those devices are now available to purchase directly from Expansys Australia. The prices may be a bit more expensive than buying them in the US but when you take the freight forwarder charges out it probably works out about the same if not a little cheaper: Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GPE $429.99 ($691.35), Save 38% – Update: It appears this has been removed by Expansys HTC One (M7) LTE GPE $429.99 ($692.41), Save 38% – Update: It appears this[Read More...]

by 9:20 AM on July 17, 2014 6 comments Deal, Phones, Tablets
LG Announce the 10in G Pad

LG Announce the 10in G Pad

Several weeks ago LG announced the arrival of the 7″ G Pad across Europe with other versions set to arrive in the coming weeks. Today it is the 10.1in versions turn. LG have today announced the global launch of the 10.1in G-Pad. Once again LG are maintaining the premise that the tablet is a multimedia device although the relatively low end specs may make it difficult to play 3D graphic-intensive games fluidly. On the other hand they may just mean it is good for watching movies and that’s it. The LG G Pad 10.1 is perfect for on-the-go media consumption[Read More...]

by 8:37 PM on July 7, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Nexus 8 spotted on shipping manifest entering India

Nexus 8 spotted on shipping manifest entering India

Google’s Nexus 7 (2013) is fast approaching the one year anniversary of its announcement, it’s currently out of stock on Google Play and we’re told that the tablet is marked as End-Of-Life in the inventory systems of some Australian retailers. So, what will replace the tablet? Talk at this stage has been around the Nexus 9, or Volantis as it’s been apparently code-named. But what if there’s another tablet in the works? A Nexus 8? That’s exactly what’s apparently just passed through Indian Import/Export tracking site Zauba. GSMArena spotted the listing for the ‘Nexus8 Prototype tablet’, which originated in the[Read More...]

by 9:16 PM on July 5, 2014 3 comments Rumours, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Tab S – Launch Report; Australian hands-on with the 10.5-inch model

Samsung Galaxy Tab S – Launch Report; Australian hands-on with the 10.5-inch model

Samsung hosted a number of journalists – including yours truly – for an overnight stay at Sydney’s QT Hotel last night for the local launch of the Galaxy Tab S series. We got a bit of hands-on time with the 8.4- and 10.5-inch models in the demo area before dinner. The 8.4 inch is a portrait device with a weight that’s more or less the equivalent of Google’s current Nexus 7 device, while the 10.5-inch model tips the scales at 460 grams. Both tablets are just 6.6mm thin. Talking about the tablets in terms of numbers doesn’t actually do them[Read More...]

by 2:03 PM on July 4, 2014 7 comments Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 4G to launch on Telstra later this year

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 4G to launch on Telstra later this year

Although Wi-Fi versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be launching in retailers on the 14th of July, the LTE versions of the tablet won’t arrive here until later this year. When they do, you’ll be able to pick-up one of them from Telstra, which will be nicely enabled to work on their upcoming 700MHz LTE network. The Galaxy Tab S 10.5, will have the ‘honour’ of being the first APT700MHz capable 4G tablet to launch on the Telstra Mobile Network – one of the largest in Australia. Telstra is building out the 700MHz network into regional areas as[Read More...]

by 12:18 PM on July 4, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Tab S to launch in Australia on the 14th of July

Samsung Galaxy Tab S to launch in Australia on the 14th of July

After announcing their new premium line of Galaxy Tablets to the world last month in New York, Samsung Australia has today opened up about their plans for the tablets here in Australia. While the tablets will be released in Wi-Fi as well as 4G versions, only the WiFi models will go on-sale on the 14th of July. The WiFi models will be available for pre-order from the Samsung Experience Stores in Melbourne and Sydney, as well as online through the Samsung E-store. Both the 8.4″ and the 10.5″ variants will be available, in Wi-Fi and LTE models with 16/32GB storage[Read More...]

by 11:02 PM on July 3, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Tablets