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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc on Optus receiving Android 4.0 ICS update

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc on Optus receiving Android 4.0 ICS update

Sony have begun rolling out the Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” update for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc globally. Included in that roll-out is the Pearl Blue version (1246–2425) from Optus — the update was officially pushed out last Monday according to Sony, so you should be seeing it soon. To download and install the update you’ll need to download the Sony PC Companion tool (or Bridge for Mac) and plug your Xperia Arc into your computer to begin the update process. Let us know if the update is ready for your device.

by 3:41 PM on July 11, 2012 8 comments Carriers, News, OS Update, Phones
Maintenance update rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S III

Maintenance update rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung have today pushed out a maintenance update to its flagship Galaxy S III which is said to improve stability and overall performance for Android 4.0.4. We heard back from users who have received the update — which has rolled out to Optus, Telstra, Virgin and generic Galaxy S IIIs so far — who have said that the ROM/Kernel has been updated from LE6 to LF2. @Ausdroid @Statts78 the phone was already 4.0.4 out of the box. It said “stability improvements”, the ROM/kernel was LE6, they’re now LF2 — Nick Fletcher (@omniwolf) July 11, 2012 SamFirmware has confirmed the updates[Read More...]

by 12:46 PM on July 11, 2012 18 comments News, OS Update, Phones
LG officially launches L2 Dual-SIM, L3, L5 and L7 L-Series phones in Australia

LG officially launches L2 Dual-SIM, L3, L5 and L7 L-Series phones in Australia

LG has officially launched the L-Series range of Phones in Australia today and has added the Dual-SIM L2 to the line-up which was announced at Mobile World Congress in February. The L-Series range is actually not a bad looking range of phones and to showcase this they’ve engaged former Miss Australia, Erin McNaught to be the ‘face’ of the L-Series in Australia, she will be starring in a national TV commercial for the L-Series that will air later this month. The L-Series range includes the Optimus L7, which has a 4.3″ NOVA Display powered by a 1GHz CPU, it runs[Read More...]

by 3:51 PM on July 10, 2012 3 comments Carriers, News, Phones
HTC One S and One V now available from Optus

HTC One S and One V now available from Optus

Looks like Optus has joined Virgin Mobile in offering the HTC One S and as a bonus they also have the One V on their website as well. Both phones can be had on the $30 plan however the One S will run you a premium with an $11 per month handset repayment on top or you can go up to the $50 plan with $0 upfront. No mention of Beats headphones with the Optus HTC One S unfortunately so if that is a factor in your purchasing decision then you may need to look at Virgin Mobile. Specs :[Read More...]

by 5:03 PM on July 3, 2012 0 comments Carriers, Phones
Official HTC One V accessories available ahead of Optus launch

Official HTC One V accessories available ahead of Optus launch

Although we’ve confirmed with sources that the HTC One V is launching on Optus, HTC Australia have confirmed by way of launching a dedicated HTC One V section on the official accessories website. Most of the accessories are compatible with all of HTC’s new phones, but there are a few One V specific accessories such as the screen protectors and a leather pouch which are selling in a bundle for $27. Pricing for the One V hasn’t been confirmed, however Optus should spill those beans on Monday morning. Devices are expected to be available in stores by mid-week after the[Read More...]

by 1:40 PM on July 1, 2012 0 comments Accessories, Carriers, News, Phones
LG Optimus L7 launches on Optus Prepaid for $269

LG Optimus L7 launches on Optus Prepaid for $269

We have confirmed via a source, and now Optus and LG’s websites, that the LG Optimus L7 is launching on Optus Prepaid, Allphones and Telechoice for $269. However, if you purchase it from Optus Prepaid online, you’ll get 10% off, bringing the price down to $242.10. The Optimus L7 features a 4.3-inch 800×480 IPS NOVA Display, a single-core 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, and unlike most of Sony’s new offerings, the LG Optimus L7 launches with Android 4.0 on board. The 5MP camera can only shoot VGA video @ 30FPS, so this won’t be a great choice for anyone wanting to shoot[Read More...]

by 1:05 PM on June 30, 2012 5 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Optus’s HTC One V stock recalled from stores (updated)

Optus’s HTC One V stock recalled from stores (updated)

We’ve been informed by a trusted source of ours that the HTC One V stock that was to be sold by Optus — the device hasn’t launched or been announced yet — has been recalled. We aren’t yet able to confirm the reasoning behind the recall, but we do know this is going to push back the release date of the device for an unknown period of time. Looks like all those dummy units aren’t going to see the light of day in Optus stores for some time yet. Update: We’ve received the internal message sent to Optus Stores regarding[Read More...]

by 11:54 AM on June 30, 2012 1 comment Carriers, News, Phones
HTC One S to launch on Virgin, Optus, Telstra in July

HTC One S to launch on Virgin, Optus, Telstra in July

Just as we reported earlier in the week, the HTC One S will indeed be launching on not only Virgin and Optus, but also Telstra. The mid-ranged device will call Optus and Virgin home from July 2nd (Monday) and will then make its way to Telstra on July 17th. Optus will be offering the One S for $0 on their $50 plan over 2 years, and Virgin — just as we reported earlier — will launch it on their Big Plan 39 without the bonus 2GB of data, so you’ll just have 500MB to work with. Telstra have not yet[Read More...]

by 5:53 PM on June 28, 2012 0 comments Carriers, News, Phones
HTC One S, One V to launch soon on Optus

HTC One S, One V to launch soon on Optus

We’ve been informed by a tipster (who included the above image) that the HTC One S and HTC One V will join their older brother in the One X at Optus in the near future. Dummy units of the two devices are expected to arrive in Optus stores very, very soon meaning that a launch isn’t too far off either. Don’t let the Singapore weather on the home screen fool you, Optus is apparently shipping in dummy handsets from parent company SingTel over in Singapore. The HTC One S is a mid-range device with a 1.7GHz Dual-Core CPU and 4.3-inch[Read More...]

by 4:46 PM on June 25, 2012 7 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” update hitting Galaxy S on Optus

Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” update hitting Galaxy S on Optus

We’ve been informed by a reader that the Samsung Galaxy S on Optus is starting to receive the Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” upgrade. Samsung’s decision to not upgrade the Galaxy S to Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” means that the value pack upgrade is as close to it as owners are going to get to 4.0 in terms of features. It brings to the table a few of ICS’s key features such as face unlock, faster performance and an all-round UI clean up/improvement. The full list of features (not confirmed by Optus) can be found below. The update is rolling[Read More...]

by 3:24 PM on June 23, 2012 11 comments Carriers, News, OS Update, Phones
Samsung Galaxy S III — Review

Samsung Galaxy S III — Review

Samsung’s latest flagship is good, but is it good enough to fend off the competition? You may have watched the launch of the Galaxy S III live from London, almost six weeks ago. At some point you may have been horrified with the nature theme (pebbles, water, etc) and the “made for humans” catch cry. Honestly, I still cringe a bit when I see a commercial with those words in it. Perhaps you were disappointed with the plasticky (actually polycarbonate) materials used in its construction or the Pentile pixel arrangement used in its display. These issues were well discussed in[Read More...]

by 3:46 PM on June 20, 2012 44 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Optus confirm release of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1″ today

Optus confirm release of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1″ today

Optus have today confirmed the release of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1″ that we were tipped off about in this

by 3:02 PM on June 19, 2012 5 comments Carriers, Tablets
Optus launching the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1″ on the 18th of June

Optus launching the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1″ on the 18th of June

One of our regular and proven to be reliable sources has dropped me some info a short time ago that Optus are ready to launch the 10.1″ Galaxy Tab 2 on the 18th of June including this screenshot showing the device on their internal sales system. Stock is due to the Optus warehouse tomorrow (14th June) and being distributed to stores on the 15th of June. With plans (+ repayment on device) starting at $39.95 per month for a 2GB per month data plan the pricing seems quite reasonable too as long as you don’t mind being captured into contract[Read More...]

by 2:38 PM on June 12, 2012 15 comments Carriers, Exclusive, News, Other, Tablets