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

Good Deal: Samsung Galaxy Camera only $269 from Kogan

With a Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 announced and hopefully on the way soon it's time for retailers to clear stock of the old model and Kogan is leading the charge, dropping the price on the original Galaxy Camera to just $269 + Delivery. The original still has specs which are nothing to sneeze at with a fairly high 21x optical zoom paired with a 16MP OIS sensor, the Galaxy Camera has a 4.8" 1280 x 720 S-LCD screen, 3G Connectivity (850/900/1900/2100MHz) and is powered by a 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor and running Android 4.1 (Jellybean). Delivery charges from Kogan are... Continue reading

Samsung to launch a new high end Android camera in London

Samsung's J K Shin has confirmed that there will be a camera launched at the upcoming London event on the 20th of June. Going far enough in his statement to suggest that the camera will be a high end optics, Android powered device that will have interchangeable lenses as well as other features such as mirrorless image capture. The Galaxy Camera NX is going to be a huge step forward for connected photography, as well as offering something that's more powerful than the "point and shoot" options that Samsung have already in place. While the existence of the... Continue reading

Rumour: Samsung working on new camera phone – Galaxy Zoom

If the Samsung Galaxy Camera was not exactly your cup of tea, then Samsung are reportedly working on another option, the Samsung Galaxy Zoom. The new device will reportedly be a camera phone with an emphasis on the camera functions. Packing a 16MP sensor for the camera, the display on the Zoom will be a surprisingly compact - in this day and age of 5" 1080P behemoths - 4.3" qHD(960x540) SAMOLED display. It will come with 8GB of on-board storage and a what every good camera needs - a microSD card slot capable of taking 64GB cards. All... Continue reading

Android was originally destined for cameras, not phones

Andy Rubin, who has (until recently) been the driver behind the Android platform has told Japan's New Economy Summit that ten years ago, before Android was the smartphone behemoth that it is today, Android was being designed as a software platform for cameras. That's right, Android was supposed to improve the way digital cameras and PCs connect together. It seems that Rubin was also thinking that cameras could run apps as well.. something that the Galaxy Camera now does. "We thought it would be good if we could build a camera platform with third-party apps," Rubin said. However,... Continue reading

Samsung considering Wifi Galaxy Camera for Australian Market

Last month just prior to Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced that they were launching a Wi-Fi only version of the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The 3G version of the Galaxy Camera has so far been pretty well received in Australia, which is currently selling through Harvey Norman and other retailers. However, we have seen some people commenting that with the extra cost of including the 3G radio inside the camera a cheaper Wi-Fi model would be appreciated. We asked Samsung if they were looking to release the Wi-Fi verison of the Samsung Galaxy Camera in Australia and they advised : At... Continue reading

iinet now selling the Samsung Galaxy Camera outright or on a plan

The Galaxy Camera has been one of the best use cases for Android we saw last year but it is a little much for some people as an outright cost. One of our readers Carsten has tipped us that iinet is now selling the Galaxy Camera which you can either purchase outright for $579 or on a plan with a $22 per month 'handset' repayment. Plans start at $19.95 per month($14.95 when bundled with another iinet service) which includes 4GB of data(2GB/2GB peak/offpeak) although the included data plans do go up to a 20GB option : ... Continue reading

Galaxy Camera now available for pre-order from Harvey Norman

After the Australian launch of the Galaxy Camera at the event in Sydney last night, we've been intrigued with the concept and really can't wait to see where we can get our hands on one. Scott one of our podcasters found it on the Harvey Norman website where it is available to pre-order for $596 with availability listed as Mid-November. Galaxy Camera Specifications 4.77" 720x1280 Super Clear LCD capacative touchscreen 1.4GHz Quad-Core CPU 8GB internal storage with expandable microSD card slot 16MP Autofocus with Popup Xenon Flash F2.8, 23 mm, 21x Optical Zoom Lens 1920x1080 @ 30fps/720x480 @ 120fps video WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40m,... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note II launch event — Report

Last night at Moore Park, Samsung held a launch event featuring the Galaxy Note II. We were also treated to first looks of other products including a range of Windows 8 convertible laptops and tablets and the new Android based Samsung Galaxy camera. Samsung Galaxy Camera After an hour of pre-event drinks and chatter with like minded folk, we were ushered into a large staged area and asked to take a seat. Mr Todd Sampson, the CEO of Leo Burnett, came out on stage and started off our evening with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The Samsung... Continue reading