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Telstra offering free Galaxy Gears for Note 3 pre-orders

Telstra offering free Galaxy Gears for Note 3 pre-orders

Telstra really want people to get online and pre-order for the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 3. So much so, Telstra are now offering would-be purchasers a free Galaxy Gear smartwatch, valued at $369 RRP, for anyone who pre-orders on an $80 plan or above. If you want this, and you might well, then you don’t have too long to think about it: the offer will expire on 17 October, unless withdrawn earlier (i.e. if everyone else pre-orders and gets their Gear before you, you might miss out). We’re not going to advocate for any particular carrier, they all have[Read More...]

by 8:16 PM on October 3, 2013 2 comments Carriers, News, Phones, Sale
More Jelly Bean 4.3 leaks from Samsung – this time it’s the Galaxy Note II

More Jelly Bean 4.3 leaks from Samsung – this time it’s the Galaxy Note II

We previously reported on a test build of Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy S4, and now it is the older siblings turn, the Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N1700). This unofficial test update is a very early build, so be warned that it might contain its fair share of bugs and glitches. What this does bring to the Note II is  Samsung Knox, plus core elements of Touchwiz from the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 to bring  the Note II up to date within the family of devices. Knox divides your personal and work information, so that you only have[Read More...]

by 8:07 PM on October 3, 2013 0 comments News, OS Update, Phones
SBS releases On Demand app for Android as an exclusive Samsung only App

SBS releases On Demand app for Android as an exclusive Samsung only App

SBS has just released their own Android App, which allows users to access their online video streaming service – On Demand. Currently available only on the Samsung Apps Store (with no Google Play entry), the app appears to be an exclusive to Samsung devices similar to the recent launch of the Foxtel Go for Android App, although there has been no statement from Samsung nor SBS on the exact terms of the deal. Of course, the exclusivity deals for Samsung have not worked out too well so far with the APK for all their apps being shared quite quickly throughout[Read More...]

by 8:05 PM on October 3, 2013 16 comments Apps, News
OPPO will have the first post capture refocusing camera

OPPO will have the first post capture refocusing camera

Digital Optics  has announced that OPPO  will be the exclusive launch partner for their ground breaking MEMS Cam  . This will be the first smart phone with a MEMS unit (Micro Electrical Mechanical System). Current phones have a VCM unit (Voice Coil Motor). The advantage of MEMS vs VCM is that MEMS uses a fraction of the power of VCM’s, and focus at least twice as fast, sometimes 7 times faster depending on what VCM you are comparing the MEMS unit with. OPPO hasn’t stated which future phone the MEMS Cam will be released in, but it could very well[Read More...]

by 8:00 PM on October 3, 2013 0 comments Camera, News, Phones
Samsung have launched PEN.UP, a doodle inspired social network for Galaxy Note series S-Pen devices

Samsung have launched PEN.UP, a doodle inspired social network for Galaxy Note series S-Pen devices

If your a fellow Galaxy Note series user and use your S-Pen to draw doodles, cartoon or just about anything but not sure whether to upload to Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter or Pintrest, then Samsung may have just sorted that dilemma out for you. Samsung have launched PEN.UP, a doodles inspired social network for Galaxy Note S-Pen series devices dedicated to digital artwork. Like any good social network, PEN.UP can set up a personal feed containing your own sketches, group them and follow and like other social networks do. And if you are one of those take their sketching in a[Read More...]

by 7:59 PM on October 3, 2013 0 comments Apps, Manufacturer, News, Other, Phones
HTC One Max given the name T6UL in recent FCC filing

HTC One Max given the name T6UL in recent FCC filing

Whilst the world awaits any confirmation of their latest device, the HTC One Max, it seems that the device details have been given away in a recently submitted filing with the FCC in the USA. Although the filing did not specifically state nor give away the HTC One Max by name, it did instead referred to by the model number of 0P3P510 with a further reference to the device yet to be confirmed via reference to T6ULAs for the bit that brings the connection to the name specifically. Whilst it might could possibly be a simple coincidence, we have seen[Read More...]

by 7:54 PM on October 3, 2013 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
Sony announce the Xperia M for Australia – available through Vodafone and Sony Centres

Sony announce the Xperia M for Australia – available through Vodafone and Sony Centres

Sony Australia has today announced the Sony Xperia M for the Australian market. The budget level device is aimed at the lower end of the market but still retains many of the design aesthetics from the former 2013 flagship device the Xperia Z. Launched by Sony back in June, Sony are definitely focusing the Xperia M at a ‘new market and price point’ but even at the cheaper price point, the Xperia M still packs quite a punch. Hardware wise, the phone comes with a 4″ 854×480 display that is powered by a 1GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM8227 CPU, with 4GB[Read More...]

by 4:30 PM on October 3, 2013 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Huawei offering insights into the future of the ‘Connected Home’ through demonstrations at Bondi Junction this school holidays

Huawei offering insights into the future of the ‘Connected Home’ through demonstrations at Bondi Junction this school holidays

Huawei is running an interesting demonstration these school holidays centres around the concept of the ‘Connected Home’. Huawei have set up their experience stand at the Westfield shopping centre in Bondi Junction in Sydney and will be running demonstrations of their media hub – the MediaQ – until this Sunday(October 6th). The stand is seen by Huawei as a good way to get Australian consumers familiar with the range of products that Huawei sell and have a hands-on experience with them. Huawei Australia Account Director Geison Jiao says that Huawei’s Devices business goes beyond our latest range of smartphones, so[Read More...]

by 4:02 PM on October 3, 2013 2 comments Uncategorized
Samsung quietly releases Galaxy Star Pro for the Indian market

Samsung quietly releases Galaxy Star Pro for the Indian market

Its not normally like Samsung to forget to announce a new device, but that’s what has happened to the newest entry level model in the Samsung Galaxy range – the Samsung Galaxy Star Pro. The Samsung Galaxy Star Pro, is an entry level Android based smartphone for beginners or people just looking for a cheaper alternative device. It’s has some pretty basic specs, but enough grunt to satisfy a basic smartphone user 4-inch display – 480 x 800 pixel resolution Dual-SIM Capabilities 1 GHz Cortex A5 processor 512 MB RAM 2 megapixel rear camera 4GB on board storage but expandable[Read More...]

by 2:32 PM on October 3, 2013 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Snapshot showing Asus as the 2013 Nexus 10 manufacturer

Snapshot showing Asus as the 2013 Nexus 10 manufacturer

It’s coming, we know it is! It’s nearly a year since the launch of the original Nexus 10 and in the last two months, we’ve seen the focus go from Sundar Pichari confirming that Samsung would build the Nexus 10 replacement to Asus being rumoured as the manufacturer, since that rumour began, there has been ‘confirmation’ of the Asus built Nexus 10 coming from the inventory system at Currys PC World in the UK and this morning EVLeaks added another inventory screenshot ‘confirming’ the Asus built Nexus 10. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/385532994527567872 It’s still just inventory systems ‘confirming’ the existence of an Asus[Read More...]

by 2:25 PM on October 3, 2013 6 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Beats Electronics President confirms HTC One Max will pack its Beats audio software

Beats Electronics President confirms HTC One Max will pack its Beats audio software

With Beats Electronics purchasing the last remaining shares HTC had in its company back, many of us were left wondering if this move meant the end to the two companies still agreeing to input Beats Audio software into future HTC devices and gladly it seems for the moment that yes, HTC phones will still get Beats Audio software in their devices. President and the chief operating officer at Beats Electronics, Luke Wood, says that the company still has 25% investments in HTC along with a commercial deal with the Taiwanese manufacturer. Luke also stated confirmed that HTC do in fact[Read More...]

by 10:28 AM on October 3, 2013 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Other, Phones
Updated:Plants vs Zombies 2 Arrives at the Play Store

Updated:Plants vs Zombies 2 Arrives at the Play Store

A couple of weeks ago we reported that Plants vs Zombies 2 had been released to Android on the Chinese market.  For those who didn’t speak Mandarin it was fairly difficult to understand the gameplay and have been eagerly awaiting it’s release onto the Google Play Store.  Well, the wait is over.  Today EA have released the game to the Google Play Store for those wanting to jump in and play the latest iteration of one of the most addictive games on the Play Store head on over to the Play Store and give it a go. Having tried the Chinese[Read More...]

by 10:27 AM on October 3, 2013 22 comments News
Optus adds the $99 LG Optimus L2 II Dual SIM to their pre-paid range

Optus adds the $99 LG Optimus L2 II Dual SIM to their pre-paid range

LG Australia in partnership with Optus has today advised that the LG Optimus L2 II Dual SIM will be available at retailers from today as a pre-paid device for just $99. The introduction last year of the L Series range was a real turning point for LG, up until that point their efforts in the smartphone arena had not been stellar but the nicely priced range of well built smartphones boosted them into number two spot in Australia overall for Android handsets. They began releasing a refreshed range earlier this year launching the Optimus L series II at Mobile World[Read More...]

by 9:14 PM on October 2, 2013 0 comments Carriers, Phones