HTC Rhyme to launch on 1st of November exclusive to Optus

HTC recently launched the HTC Rhyme in the US as Buzz reported a while back and now it's set to make its way to Australian shores. The phone will be available as of the 1st of November exclusively from Optus, it will be available on a range of plans ranging from $29 to $129 – handset repayments apply for each particular plan. It will be available in the Clearwater colour so unfortunately(or fortunately IMHO) it won't be coming in the Plum colour launched in the US. Specs 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset 768 MB RAM 3.7-inch touch screen... Continue reading

HTC Sensation XL, Sensation XE and Explorer all coming to Vodafone before Christmas

It looks like Vodafone is stocking up on HTC's Sensation range before the Christmas season gets into full swing. CNET Australia is reporting that Vodafone are adding the HTC Sensation XL (w/ Beats Audio), Sensation XE (w/ Beats Audio) and the low-end HTC Explorer. We also noticed that Vodafone are selling the original HTC Sensation. The HTC Sensation XL is the largest of the range and has the following specs: 4.7-inch 800x480 Display 1.5GHz Single-Core CPU Android 2.3 w/ HTC Sense 3.0 8MP Low-light Rear Camera (720p video) / 1.3MP Front Camera 768MB RAM Beats Audio HSPA 850/900/2100MHz 1600mAh Battery The HTC Sensation XE (pictured at top) is... Continue reading

Specs Comparison: Apple iPhone 4S, HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Atrix, Google Nexus Prime

Since the iPhone 4S has just been announced by Apple, we thought we'd put it head to head against some of the leading Android devices currently available and the rumoured specs of the Nexus Prime. All of them are dual-core, all of them are sparkly, but some are apparently more revolutionary than others. Find our comparison of these beasts after the jump. And yes, I'm well aware I used the iPhone 4 image above, but I mean really, deal with it -- they're exactly the same. (more…) Continue reading

HTC advise OTA update coming soon to patch security hole

I posted an article this morning regarding some models of HTC phones having a security flaw that could potentially allow access to personal data on phones through unencrypted data stored by a HTC logging file. Engadget has just reported that HTC have advised that they are investigating and will be testing a patch,then after testing with carriers they`ll be releasing the patch as an Over-The-Air update to affected handsets. I haven`t been able to track down a comprehensive list of exactly which handsets are affected yet, however if I get further information i`ll post it here. Now the only... Continue reading

Millennius joins the low-price Android gadget war, offering Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for $539 (updated!)

Update: As Arryn pointed out in the comments, Millennius have raised the price of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from $499 to $539. Millennius never like to be left out of any kind of pricing war when it comes to cheap gadgets, and they're now attempting to steal some of Kogan's thunder by offering high-end Android products (and other stuff) for exceptionally low prices. Their first offering is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (16GB Wi-Fi only) for the low price of $499, which is the same price as Kogan before they were made to pull the device off... Continue reading

Telstra open up registrations of interest for the ‘HTC 4G’

If you're waiting to jump onto the Telstra 4G bandwagon, then it's best you register your interest in the 'HTC 4G' smartphone, which will be Telstra's (and Australia's) first 4G smartphone. The specs for the device are much like the Sensation's + LTE and a larger display. 1.2GHz Dual-Core CPU Android 2.3.4 w/ Sense 3.0 4.5-inch qHD (960×540) LCD Display 8MP Rear Camera (shoots 1080p) / 1.3MP Front Camera (shoots your face) 1GB RAM Telstra’s 4G LTE Hit the source link to register your interest, or don't, you know.. whatever suits you. Continue reading

Kogan now selling the Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Atrix and a select range of HTC devices for cheap

Kogan aren't just stepping into the online Android retailer market with just Tablets (even though the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was removed), they're now offering a handful of Android devices for much less than their online competitors. Having not purchased from Kogan for quite a while I can't comment on how good their warranty and support is considering their prices are this low, but I'm sure it's worth the low prices. And how cheap are these devices? This cheap: Samsung Galaxy S II - $519 Motorola Atrix - $429 HTC Sensation - $519 HTC EVO 3D -... Continue reading

Telstra launch Australia’s first 4G network, HTC Holiday could be their first 4G smartphone

Telstra have today announced their 4G LTE network is available for everyday consumers if they live within walking distance of Sydney or Melbourne CBD, or one of the lucky selected regional areas (coverage map). Real world speeds are yet to be determined, though I'm sure we'll hear from tech-savvy users in the coming weeks and months. The real news for us here is that Telstra have flagged the HTC Holiday as their first 4G smartphone. 'Holiday' is the codename for the device that's currently floating around the internet -- in South Korea it's called the Raider 4G and it's... Continue reading

HTC EVO 3D available from both Vodafone and Telstra — How many of you bought one?

There has been a noticeable amount of hype surrounding the HTC EVO 3D launching here in Australia, and now that it has been available on both Vodafone and Telstra for the past few days, we're wondering how many of our readers went out and actually purchased one. The pricing of the device from Voda & Telstra has been fairly high, so if you did buy one, what was the main reason? Power? 3D? Bragging rights? Let us know in the comments. We'll be reviewing the EVO 3D in the next week or so, so keep a... Continue reading

HTC Rhyme is a charming phone for the ladies, prone to accessorise

Over in the US, HTC have just announced the HTC Rhyme, a phone that is aimed to the female smartphone market -- a fairly cool idea if you ask me. The device comes in both silver and 'plum purple' along with most of its accessories, one of which is a charm that, when connected to the Rhyme, will pulse light whenever you receive a notification. There's also tangle-free headphones (not Beats Audio), a bluetooth headset, a bluetooth car speaker and a docking station. We're guessing the last 2 or 3 of those will be separate purchases from the... Continue reading

HTC announce the HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio, Asia Pacific launch late September

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio -- if you're a HTC Sensation owner, look away. The Sensation XE is HTC's first phone to integrate with Beats Audio, whom they teamed up with (for $300m) to provide better audio quality to the masses. There's also a new 1.5GHz Dual-Core CPU under the hood along with more juice in the battery -- 1730mAh, over the 1530mAh in the Sensation. There's no announcements to say the Sensation XE is coming to Australia, however, the press release does mention an Asia Pacific release for later this month --... Continue reading

HTC EVO 3D available in stores from Vodafone on 14th September, Telstra on 20th September

We've finally got confirmation of the in-store release dates for the HTC EVO 3D on both Vodafone and Telstra. The former (Voda) being this Wednesday, the 14th of September, and the latter (Telstra) being next Tuesday, the 20th of September. Basic pricing from Vodafone is $5/mo on their $65 Infinite Plan -- Telstra will be offering it for $23/mo on their $59 Freedom Connect Plan. No confirmed date for in-store release on Crazy John's. Continue reading

HTC EVO 3D available from Telstra right now for online orders, $23/mo on $59 plan, $912 outright

HTC's first 3D device is now available for purchase via Telstra's online store. The EVO 3D is being pushed by Telstra on their $59 Freedom Connect Plan which also adds an extra $23 (after MRO bonus) a month to pay off the device -- or you can purchase outright for $912 ($113 more than MobiCity </plug>). Telstra have made no comment as to when the devices will be available in stores, however, it can only be a few days away depending on store location. The EVO 3D is also coming to Vodafone in the next week or... Continue reading