Optus are really getting in on this Tablet competition thing. They’ve worked out that if you can’t make the device any cheaper, just give it away to willing Business Men & Women for free with their new Incredible S. So if you’re in possession of an ABN and pre-order the HTC Incredible S on any of Optus’ Timeless Advantage Business Plans ($99 & $129), you’ll receive a My Tab for ‘free’. I don’t know any people who would actually get the Incredible S just for the My Tab instead of getting something classier, but hey, the offer is there. If[Read More...]
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You might remember Millennius from the review I did of their Android smartphone, the Apanda A60. However Millennius isn’t just selling phones, they have 3 Android Tablets which they’ve just lowered the price of. The devices are running Android 2.1 instead of 2.3, which may seem a little bit lame, but you’ll find the budget Tablet from Optus, the My Tab, is also running the same outdated version of the OS. The SmartQ N7 is the same size as the Telstra T-Touch Tab and Optus My Tab, though it has a capacitive display over a resistive display (win!) and a[Read More...]
The Xperia Play is no doubt one of the most hyped Android devices so far this year and it’ll start shipping from Optus on May 19th, but that’s ages away! So Sony Ericsson have set up four Xperia Plays at the brand new JB Hi-Fi store at Level 6, Westfield Pitt St Shopping Centre in the Sydney CBD, to make sure you can get to try before you buy (and read our review), or if you’ve already pre-ordered one you can go Play (see what I did there?) with one in the meantime. If you go check them out, or[Read More...]
Are you ready gamers? It’s time to pre-order the Xperia Play through Optus. Their site states that pre-ordering starts tomorrow, but the order form seems functional though I couldn’t test it completely as I didn’t actually want to buy one. The Xperia Play, which is the pinnacle of gaming machines, is available for $0 on Optus’ $79 cap and also on the $59 and $49 caps with monthly mobile repayments. If you haven’t checked out our Xperia Play review yet we suggest you do before jumping in. Optus are expecting to ship orders on May 19th if you order before[Read More...]
According to the tip we just received along with the above picture, the LG Optimus Black is expected to land at Optus in June, which is a change of heart from the expected May release date we were previously given. The tipster also said the LG Optimus 3D, which is an absolute powerhouse, is expected to launch in July. There’s no confirmed pricing on either device, though it was stated that the Optimus Black would launch on a cap plan between $49 to $79 dollars. We would like to see the Black on the former and the 3D on the[Read More...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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.
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...]
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...]
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...]
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.