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Samsung Galaxy S II now up for pre-order for consumers on Optus

Samsung Galaxy S II now up for pre-order for consumers on Optus

It’s not just business people getting in on the Galaxy S II pre-ordering fun, Optus have recently opened up pre-orders to the average consumer. The Galaxy S II is available for $5 on the $59 cap of $0 on the $79 cap. Both caps have unlimited SMS & MMS and a nice helping of data; 2GB and 3GB respectively. As with the business pre-orders, the first 200 orders to go through will get a free $60 dock and if you order before the 28th of this month and you might just even receive your device by the 1st of June.

by 10:08 AM on May 21, 2011 25 comments News, Phones
Samsung Galaxy S II available for pre-order from Optus Business, ships in June

Samsung Galaxy S II available for pre-order from Optus Business, ships in June

Well how about this Ladies & Gentlemen, the Samsung Galaxy S II, which I just got my hands on, is coming to Optus Business in June (see, the roadmap was right), although you can pre-order this bad boy right now if you have an ABN. It’s $0 upfront on the $79 Optus Complete Business Ultimate Plan, $5 on the $59 plan and $14 on the $49 plan. They’re also throwing in a free $60 desktop dock for your new device so you can charge it whilst still being able to have it sitting comfortably next to you, how sweet. So[Read More...]

by 6:56 PM on May 19, 2011 30 comments News, Phones
Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Launch Party through the eyes of Ausdroid

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Launch Party through the eyes of Ausdroid

So Ausdroid has been in Sydney rocking out with the people from Sony Ericsson. We were invited to their exclusive Xperia Launch party — held last Wednesday night — and we had a ball. Buzz and myself both attended what was basically the official launch of the Xperia range, the Arc, the Play and the Neo. We were served drinks and food by computer/console game characters and some famous faces such as Lara Croft and Bruce Lee, all the way up to Slash from Guns N Roses. It was a really enjoyable night, thanks to James at Sony Ericsson and[Read More...]

by 4:05 PM on May 18, 2011 10 comments News, Phones
Samsung Galaxy S II — Initial Thoughts

Samsung Galaxy S II — Initial Thoughts

I wouldn’t usually put up a post detailing my first thoughts on a device, seeing as though I only just received the Samsung Galaxy S II this afternoon, but you guys are just too insistent that I supply my thoughts to you as quickly as possible. So hit the break for a quick read of what I currently think of the SGSII.

by 6:05 PM on May 17, 2011 52 comments Opinion, Phones, Reviews
Samsung: We have 3,000,000 Galaxy S II pre-orders

Samsung: We have 3,000,000 Galaxy S II pre-orders

You may or may not have heard of a little-known device called the Samsung Galaxy S II. Well this 4.3″ Super AMOLED + device with a 1.2GHz Dual-core CPU has already racked up around 3 million pre-orders from carriers worldwide, which is quite the achievement for a device that only hit shelves last week in some countries. As for when it’ll hit Australia, who knows for certain but we’ve got our money on Optus and Telstra making announcements very soon or you could always jump over to MobiCity and pick one up now. Our review unit is expected to arrive[Read More...]

by 5:56 PM on May 9, 2011 20 comments News, Phones
The rumours were right, Optus to take the Xoom from June, Atrix still waiting

The rumours were right, Optus to take the Xoom from June, Atrix still waiting

Following on from the rumour post yesterday, regarding the Xoom, the Atrix and Optus. Delimiter has reported that Optus, are in fact going to be taking the Xoom starting June. This leaves the Atrix tied up in a exclusive agreement with Telstra, my guess is for three months. This means the three major networks in Australia, Vodafone, Optus and Telstra, now have 10 inch, Honeycomb driven tablets at their disposal. Let the games begin I say. Pricing is still yet to be announced, when it is, be sure to check in with us, as we will report on it for[Read More...]

by 6:13 PM on May 6, 2011 4 comments Carriers, Exclusive, News, Tablets
Rumour: Motorola Atrix and Xoom to go to Optus after Telstra exclusivity period expires?

Rumour: Motorola Atrix and Xoom to go to Optus after Telstra exclusivity period expires?

Now let me just say this first and foremost, this is just a rumour. It has come from a reliable source and I have been told, that it is extremely likely that this will happen. So, it seems as though the newly announced Xoom and Atrix, are looking like they will be taken by Optus, once the deal with Telstra is expired. This echos the Defy deal, three month agreement with Telstra, followed by Optus taking it in an exclusive white colour. The only real way to tell, is for wait for more information to come to light. We have[Read More...]

by 6:14 PM on May 5, 2011 2 comments Carriers, Exclusive, Phones, Rumours
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc delayed yet again, this time late May/early June

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc delayed yet again, this time late May/early June

It’s all round bad news again for the Xperia Arc. Delayed now a second time, Optus are now advising that the end of May at the earliest, is when it’s likely to hit stores. That’s got to be a major set back for Sony Ericsson. This brings the Arc into the Galaxy S 2 and Optimus 3D launch timeframe. Not that the 3D should stun Arc sales but the Galaxy S 2, might just throw a spanner in the already late handset’s works. Let’s hope the Arc gets here sooner rather then later, so people can enjoy the awesomeness that[Read More...]

by 6:19 PM on May 4, 2011 8 comments News, Phones
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