Post Tagged with: "Optus"

Optus reduces price of prepaid My Tab to $149, tablet competition heats up

Optus reduces price of prepaid My Tab to $149, tablet competition heats up

It appears the Carriers and other retailers are really starting to get into the tablet price wars. A reader pointed out to us that the Optus My Tab has been lowered from $199 to $149 at most retailers (Big W & Dick Smith above) and even from Optus, even though their site still states $199. Why the sudden price drop? Well Telstra just lowered the price of the high-end 7″ Galaxy Tab to $299 and now Kogan has joined the budget Tablet fight with their own $189 tablet. Telstra are keeping their budget tablet, the T-Touch Tab, at $199 for[Read More...]

by 4:24 PM on April 18, 2011 7 comments News, Tablets
Gingerbread User Manual for Samsung Galaxy S appears on Samsung’s site, actual update MIA

Gingerbread User Manual for Samsung Galaxy S appears on Samsung’s site, actual update MIA

Now that the last of the Android 2.2 updates for the Samsung Galaxy S have been pushed out to Telstra customers (who were the last to receive it), Samsung have uploaded the User Manual of the Galaxy S that’s suited for Android 2.3 “Gingerbread”. What does this mean? Well, inquisitive reader, this means that the Android 2.3 update for the Galaxy S is coming, not soon, but it’s coming. To put this into perspective, the original release date for the 2.2 update was September ’10 and the last update went out to Telstra customers about two weeks ago. So don’t[Read More...]

by 7:01 PM on April 17, 2011 13 comments News, Phones
HTC Incredible S is an Optus exclusive

HTC Incredible S is an Optus exclusive

HTC is finally coming back to Optus, in the high end of the range. Launching May 1, Optus will have the Incredible S at their disposal, in an exclusive agreement for 1 month. Official pricing has not been confirmed, however our sources tell us, $0 on either a $49 or $59 Cap. We have also heard from a number of tipsters that Virgin will also range the handset $0 on the $39 Easy Cap, now that’s a great deal. We do not know whether Virgin will have the handset at launch at this stage, but let’s hope so. For the[Read More...]

by 12:50 PM on April 15, 2011 10 comments News, Phones
Optus issue a delay notice for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

Optus issue a delay notice for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

Update: We are hearing the 18th is an approximate date for the Arc to be launched And so the sad news continues, first the Neo and now the Arc. Due to unknown circumstances, Optus have issued notices to their stores and dealers to display, telling potential customers that the Xperia Arc has been delayed. The rumours we are hearing is that they will not be available until the last week in April. Let’s hope it doesn’t slip. Hit the break for the notice.

by 3:14 PM on April 9, 2011 10 comments News, Phones
Xperia Arc appears on Optus Business website, expected to go live tomorrow

Xperia Arc appears on Optus Business website, expected to go live tomorrow

We’ve just been received a tip stating that Optus Business have launched a webpage for the Xperia Arc, and lo’ and behold there it is. The page is expected to go public tomorrow according to the tip. The site reaffirms the $0 upfront cost on their $79 cap for both average consumers and businesses, with the addition of a $59 cap with $5/mo repayments that includes 2GB of internetz, unlimited voicemail & texts as well as unlimited access to social procrastination sites. Now isn’t that a win. This news and the news of Xperia Arc dummies hitting stores, we just[Read More...]

by 5:28 PM on April 4, 2011 12 comments News, Phones
Optus launching the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc on their $79 Cap plan – Update: $799 RRP and pricing for lower plans

Optus launching the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc on their $79 Cap plan – Update: $799 RRP and pricing for lower plans

Update: The Arc looks as though it will hit a $799 price point on launch, as well as launching at $10 on the $49 and $5 on the $59 Cap plans with Optus. According to Optus‘ April ‘yes’ catalogue, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is launching on both their consumer and business $79 Caps. The only problem is there is no release date given, only “Coming Soon” is mentioned, let’s hope sooner rather then later. According to reports and our own leaked roadmap, May seems like the month in question. This mirrors Optus’ launch on the X10 last year. Back[Read More...]

by 6:21 PM on March 28, 2011 18 comments News, Phones
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 launches on Vodafone for $169

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 launches on Vodafone for $169

Update: Crazy John’s have told me, that they have had the X8 available for $169 for a few weeks now, so hit them up and grab one, if you wish. It’s old, it’s late but it’s cheap. Vodafone are due to launch the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 on their network on both pre- and post-paid. Starting at $0 upfront on the $19 Cap and $45 Infinite plans, and only $169 on pre-paid, the little 3.2 megapixel, 3″ touch screen handset, is certainly priced by it’s age. Optus picked up the handset almost 6 months ago, now Vodafone are following the[Read More...]

by 1:18 PM on March 22, 2011 11 comments News, Phones
Exclusive: Aussie Android roadmap leaked – Xperia Play, Optimus 2X, Galaxy S II coming

Exclusive: Aussie Android roadmap leaked – Xperia Play, Optimus 2X, Galaxy S II coming

Well , well, well, what do we have here? A roadmap of sorts? Yes indeedy we do. The roadmap appears to have been leaked from Brightpoint, who is one of the largest suppliers of telecommunication hardware here in Australia and around the world. They are also the supplier for all VHA stock in Australia, but enough of that, let’s get into it. The roadmap shows upcoming devices (along with RRP) from LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Huawei and Alcatel, and runs from March to July, which is basically the whole of Q2. Hit the break for the juice.

by 7:53 PM on March 17, 2011 25 comments Exclusive, News, Phones
LG Optimus 2x not coming to Australia via a carrier? Retailers the only port of call

LG Optimus 2x not coming to Australia via a carrier? Retailers the only port of call

  LG have been trying hard but it seems to all be in vain. I have received information, from a number of different sources, and they are all saying the same thing: the Optimus 2X is looking like it’s not going to be picked up by any Australian carriers and will go it alone via retail channels only. What does this all mean you say? Hit the break and find out.

by 5:36 PM on March 10, 2011 16 comments Carriers, News, Phones, Rumours
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc coming to both Optus & Vodafone in April

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc coming to both Optus & Vodafone in April

So how about this, mere hours after we showed you the leaked video of the Xperia Arc on Vodafone, Gizmodo AU have confirmed that the Xperia Arc is indeed headed to Vodafone (duh) and Optus as well. The latter makes sense seeing as though it is in the current Allphones catalogue as ‘coming soon’. Sony Ericsson did tell us that it would land here within 3 months, so that April release date fits perfectly. Neither Carrier have released specifics such as release day or pricing, just yet. If you’re not up for waiting a month to get your hands on[Read More...]

by 4:24 PM on March 8, 2011 10 comments News, Phones
Sony Ericsson Arc, LG Optimus Me and 2X show up in Allphones Buyer’s Guide

Sony Ericsson Arc, LG Optimus Me and 2X show up in Allphones Buyer’s Guide

In this month’s edition of the Allphones Buyer’s Guide, three handsets have showed up in their Handset Showcase pages: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, LG’s Optimus 2X and Optimus Me. All are slated as coming soon and no further details are found in the catalogue. The strange one for me is the Optimus Me: it’s not a handset I’ve seen before. Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, who knows? Your are all aware of the 2X and the Arc, but let me breakdown the Me to you all. It’s a 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen phone, running Android 2.2, it[Read More...]

by 3:34 PM on March 6, 2011 17 comments News, Phones
Android 2.3.2 for Galaxy S leaks out, some Aussie users still waiting for 2.2

Android 2.3.2 for Galaxy S leaks out, some Aussie users still waiting for 2.2

You know what sucks? Owning a high-end Android device that’s running a version of the OS that is 2 jumps behind the latest version. To make Aussie Galaxy S owners even angrier, it’s the Carriers who are holding up progress — surprise, surprise. So this news isn’t going to go down well to owners of the Samsung Galaxy S who are running 2.1. A leaked build of Android 2.3.2 (Gingerbread) has hit the web and is ready to be flashed to your device if you’ve already rooted it you know your way around ODIN. The leaked build is a little[Read More...]

by 3:19 PM on March 3, 2011 22 comments News, Phones
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will hit all Carriers during Q2

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will hit all Carriers during Q2

Gizmodo Australia have come through with the goods this afternoon by announcing that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will hit all our favourite Carriers between May and June. This means Telstra, Vodafone, Three & possibly Optus will all get a slice of the handheld, mobile gaming pie. There have been no prices, or any official announcements, made available by the Carriers just yet, but it can’t be long before we see each of them pushing this unique device quite hard. Oh yeah, and we’ll be reviewing one for you guys as soon as humanly possible. In other Xperia Play related[Read More...]

by 4:49 PM on March 2, 2011 2 comments News, Phones