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Incredible S and Play coming to Virgin – Cheap!

Incredible S and Play coming to Virgin – Cheap!

Well look what has arrived in my inbox this morning. The Virgin display cards for both the new HTC Incredible S and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, and packing very nice pricing along with it. The Incredible looks to launch on the 39 Easy Cap and the Play to be $10 a month on the 49 Easy Cap. That’s great pricing for two well stacked handsets. Anyone going to take these handsets with Virgin? Also attached was the display card for the Play with Optus, launching at $0 on the $79 Cap, that is just edging out the Arc in[Read More...]

by 11:42 AM on May 3, 2011 25 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Optus also testing Gingerbread for the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab

Optus also testing Gingerbread for the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab

Last week, we reported on the news of Vodafone testing Gingerbread, on a number of handsets. Now Optus has joined in, saying the are currently testing Gingerbread (2.3) on The Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab. We’re now testing the Gingerbread (2.3) software for the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab. Keep an eye on our feed for updates. With the Gingerbread packing Samsung Galaxy S 2, kinda on it’s way. We can only hope these updates, on both Vodafone and Optus, hit customers devices sooner rather then later.

by 3:10 PM on April 29, 2011 17 comments News, Phones
HTC Incredible S coming to Optus – 1 May

HTC Incredible S coming to Optus – 1 May

Optus has confirmed this morning that it will be selling the HTC Incredible S exclusively, and it will be available from 1 May in store, and 6 May online. The Incredible S will be available for $0 upfront on the $49 Optus Cap as well as a range of other plans. The Incredible S will also be available to business customers for $0 on a $49 Business Complete Ultimate plan. The Optus press release confirms what we already know about the Incredible S – high definition video recording and multi-function cameras are the order of the day, complete with the[Read More...]

by 12:19 PM on April 29, 2011 20 comments News, Phones
Optus throwing in a free My Tab with the Incredible S on any Timeless Advantage Business Plan

Optus throwing in a free My Tab with the Incredible S on any Timeless Advantage Business Plan

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...]

by 11:03 AM on April 26, 2011 4 comments News, Phones, Tablets
Competition continues to heat up as Millennius lower their Tablet prices

Competition continues to heat up as Millennius lower their Tablet prices

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...]

by 10:15 AM on April 26, 2011 6 comments News, Tablets
Live in Sydney? Want to try out the Xperia Play today? You’re in luck

Live in Sydney? Want to try out the Xperia Play today? You’re in luck

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...]

by 12:32 PM on April 21, 2011 6 comments News, Phones
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play up for pre-order on Optus, $0 on $79 cap

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play up for pre-order on Optus, $0 on $79 cap

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...]

by 6:53 PM on April 20, 2011 4 comments News, Phones
LG Optimus Black coming to Optus in June, Optimus 3D in July

LG Optimus Black coming to Optus in June, Optimus 3D in July

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...]

by 2:44 PM on April 20, 2011 6 comments News, Phones, Rumours
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