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Target to begin selling Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets and accessories

Target to begin selling Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets and accessories

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 range is about to head into the ‘Red Spot Boutique’ with the latest Target catalogue listing the three latest tablets in Samsungs ‘Tab’ range. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0″ 8GB Wi-Fi, 8″ 16GB Wi-Fi and 10.1″ 16GB Wi-Fi are only available in White and will go on-sale in Target stores from this Thursday the 31st of October with staff at stores advising that there will be corresponding Samsung branded as well as third party accessories on-sale in their electrical departments. Pricing for the accessories wasn’t immediately available, however the tablet pricing as shown below, matches[Read More...]

by 6:48 PM on October 28, 2013 0 comments News, Tablets
LG G Flex curved-smartphone officially announced, staying in South Korea for now

LG G Flex curved-smartphone officially announced, staying in South Korea for now

LG’s first commercially available smartphone, the G Flex, has finally been announced by the South Korean company and it looks like it will be staying in its home country for the time being — launching on all 3 major carriers there. While the naming may suggest the phone is flexible, it really isn’t. Instead the G Flex makes use of a curved 6-inch 720p — no 1080p for now, ladies and gents — OLED display which allows for its curved design. Under the hood you’ll find a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU,, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and a sizeable 3,500mAh[Read More...]

by 3:07 PM on October 28, 2013 6 comments News, Phones
Sony Xperia Z Ultra — Review

Sony Xperia Z Ultra — Review

Sony’s 6.4″ phablet dwarfs the competition, but is bigger really better? Sony‘s Xperia Z Ultra is an impressive phone – in physical size, style and technical specifications. On paper the phone looks fantastic and has probably attracted the interest of anyone who likes a large phone. But how big is too big? People scoffed at the Galaxy Note when it was released, but it spawned one of Samsung‘s – and the industry as a whole’s – most popular line of phones. Can the Xperia Z Ultra help Sony pull off the same trick? When I first laid eyes on the[Read More...]

by 8:15 AM on October 28, 2013 15 comments Design, Reviews
The Shoot – Samsung’s Australian short film premiere

The Shoot – Samsung’s Australian short film premiere

Samsung hosted a presentation of Australian short film The Pilgrim Report at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday night. The film is the result of a Samsung-sponsored program called The Shoot, run over the past couple of months in conjunction with the National Insitute of Dramatic Art, in which 10 young filmmakers were selected for an 6 day program to conceive, produce and film the project. Did we mention that they got to work with Australian film director Baz Luhrmann? Over the course of the night, we heard from Samsung’s Arno Lenior, NIDA’s Lynne Williams and Luhrmann himself describing the[Read More...]

by 7:00 AM on October 28, 2013 0 comments News
Nexus 5 in white press render leaks with rumoured November 1st launch date

Nexus 5 in white press render leaks with rumoured November 1st launch date

As shown in this leak below from serial leaker @evleaks, the tradition started with the Nexus S and continued through the next two Nexus phones, the white Nexus 5 will again be a Panda Nexus with a black front and white rear, eschewing the all white render which appeared on a Chinese site a week ago. In white. 11/1. pic.twitter.com/5SSmtTGUg7 — @evleaks (@evleaks) October 27, 2013 This leak matches up with the leaked packaging for a white Nexus which popped up last week, which also showed off the White Nexus with a black front. Unlike the leaked render from yesterday,which[Read More...]

by 5:41 AM on October 28, 2013 9 comments Phones, Rumours
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear has seen a return rate of 30% at Best Buy stores in the US

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear has seen a return rate of 30% at Best Buy stores in the US

Samsung’s attempt to crack into the smartwatch market may not be as successful as they would have liked. According to a leaked document regarding the roll out of Android 4.3 for the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Gear has been suffering from a return rate of over 30% at Best Buy locations around the US. That’s almost 1 in 3 devices being returned by customers. It’s unknown exactly why the Galaxy Gears are being returned after purchase, but lacklustre reviews coupled with a $300 price tag may have seen Samsung’s expectations set far too high.[Read More...]

by 6:38 PM on October 27, 2013 5 comments News, Smartwatch
Google’s Wifi Passport service opens in Indonesia

Google’s Wifi Passport service opens in Indonesia

Google seems to be looking to get more people online more often, introducing a service called Google Wifi Passport that just launched in Jakarta, Indonesia. The service allows you to access participating hotspots throughout the city and is currently exclusive to Android devices. The app can be installed for free from the Play Store. The service provides users with up to 3 GB of data per day, and up to 10 GB per month. Users purchase vouchers (like a prepaid recharge voucher we might purchase here in Australia), to use when they go online at a participating hotspot. There’s also[Read More...]

by 6:30 PM on October 27, 2013 2 comments News
Android 4.3 test firmware for the Galaxy Note II leaks out, available for flashing

Android 4.3 test firmware for the Galaxy Note II leaks out, available for flashing

Thanks to an exclusive leak by the team over at SamMobile, you can now flash a test firmware version of Android 4.3 onto your Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100). Being a test release — the full release is due in late November at best — you’re likely to come across a few bugs and inconsistencies, however, it’s worth a shot if you’re not shy and proficient in your use of Odin. The firmware – N7100XXUEMJ5 – features new UI elements across the entire device that bring it up to par with the Galaxy S4 and Note III, with tabbed settings, Samsung[Read More...]

by 6:24 PM on October 27, 2013 0 comments News, Phones, Tablets
Asus launches Transformer Book Trio in Australia

Asus launches Transformer Book Trio in Australia

Asus this week launched its latest Transformer device, the Transformer Book Trio last seen at Computex in June. The Trio is a convertible laptop/tablet device whose base configuration will be available for a starting price of $1599 from late November in Asus’ premium “giftbox style” packaging. The Trio combines Android and Windows 8 in device, packing an 11.6 inch IPS Full HD display with separate specs for the PC running under the keyboard (a Core i5 CPU with 4 GB of RAM) and the Android tablet running behind the screen (an Intel Atom CPU with 2 GB RAM). As the[Read More...]

by 3:26 PM on October 27, 2013 1 comment News
Leaked shots of the Alcatel onetouch Pop 7 tablet

Leaked shots of the Alcatel onetouch Pop 7 tablet

A new 7 inch tablet from Alcatel has leaked. The Alcatel onetouch Pop 7 is a white tablet with colourful cases in red, pink, yellow and blue. Nothing is known of the specifications, but we can see that it has front and rear cameras, on screen navigation buttons and runs Android underneath Alcatel’s user interface. If this tablet stays true to the Pop series of devices, then we would expect it to have medium level specifications with a low price to match. Dick Smith and Coles currently stock the Alcatel onetouch Pop series at very attractive prices – we are[Read More...]

by 12:57 PM on October 27, 2013 0 comments Rumours, Tablets
Nexus 5 Press Render Leaks – without Google this time – release imminent?

Nexus 5 Press Render Leaks – without Google this time – release imminent?

It’s been at least a few days since there was a Nexus 5 leak and Google didn’t want us to forget about it so it seems today someone has leaked a press shot of the seemingly Press friendly Nexus 5 to the well known leaker @evleaks. As seen below, the images – which show the same background as the images leaked by Canadian carrier Telus earlier this month – show the circular earpiece as well as white icons in the status bar, different to the current holo blue theme. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/394239312625029120 Nothing is particularly new in the images but it does[Read More...]

by 12:53 PM on October 27, 2013 11 comments Phones
Game Review: Long Run bursts onto Google Play

Game Review: Long Run bursts onto Google Play

A new game from a new company – 2D Tap, Long Run a new take on a side-scrolling endless running games has just arrived on Google Play. Long Run sees you take on the role of an agent who is escaping from a dangerous high security building, it’s a pretty normal state of affairs for the endless runner genre – you’ll run, slide and jump to avoid the various lasers, missiles and traps along the route all the while collecting coins and attacking guards. Attack You automatically begin with a Baton, which you can use to beat up the guards,[Read More...]

by 5:08 PM on October 26, 2013 1 comment Apps, Google Play, Reviews
Nexus 5 confirmed to have 2300mAh battery

Nexus 5 confirmed to have 2300mAh battery

Thanks to photos snapped of the upcoming Nexus 5’s battery, it looks to be confirmed that it will have a capacity of 2300mAh. It has previously been rumoured around the internets that the 16GB model — expected to cost $400 — will have the 2300mAh battery whilst the 32GB variant — expected to cost $450-$500 — was said to feature a 3000mAh. Since there have been no leaks or solid sources of that information, it’s looking less likely by the day. The Nexus 5 is rumoured to be announced by Google on October 31st with a global launch in the[Read More...]

by 4:15 PM on October 26, 2013 3 comments News, Phones