Galaxy Note 3: Wireless Charging S-View Cover

Making news all over Android circles over the Christmas break is the Samsung official Wireless Charging S-View Cover for the Galaxy Note 3. I don't know of anyone who has gone back from wireless charging to a wired option by choice, the convenience of wireless is truly wonderful. Once you've had it wireless is a must have accessory for any new phone. So the hugely popular S-View covers from Samsung with the addition of Wireless Charging to the Galaxy Note 3 version will only add further hype to their accessory sales, except for 1 fairly... Continue reading

New Samsung RAM module could offer up to 4GB of RAM in your next mobile device

Samsung is quite renowned for their mobile chip offerings, famously building the ARM chips inside Apple devices and pioneering their own ARM based system Exynos. Now, Samsung has announced, in an industry first, that they have created an eight gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4), mobile DRAM chip. The 20-nanometer(nm) manufacturing process will improve throughput of data over the existing 20nm LPDDR3 process offering a 50% performance increase to 3,200 megabits per second (Mbps) at 40% less energy at only 1.1 volts. With all that out of the way, the end result is that this could mean mobile... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Gear — Review

How does Samsung's smart watch stack up? The Galaxy Gear is Samsung’s first entry into the smart watch, or "wearables", market. It joins the Pebble and Sony's Sony’s Smartwatch 2 in what seems to be a developing market. It's arguable whether there is a need for this new generation of wearable technology - there is in fact no real ‘need’ for a watch at all these days, so a "smart" watch which tells the time and performs a few other functions really is a product that's trying to find a market. The Galaxy Gear isn't an... Continue reading

Retailer Round-Up: In-store Weekly Specials

With only 13 days left till the jolly big fat man in the red suit makes his way around to all the good boys and girls, retailers are ramping up their last minute gift ideas, so here is a list of offerings for this week from the big retailers: Big W: Tablets NXTBOOK M7000ND 7" Tablet $149 - starts Thursday December 12 Laser eTouch 7" tablet $128 - starts Thursday 12 December Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7.0" WiFi 8GB (White only) $228 - starts Thursday December 12 Laser 7" Kids Smart Pad $128 - starts December 12 Smart Tab Junior Android... Continue reading

Vodafone adds the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 to their Pre-Paid lineup

After going on-sale outright at Dick Smith last week for $299, Vodafone has now announced that they will be selling the phone for $249 as a pre-paid device on their network. Katie Turkal, General Manager of Devices at Vodafone said of the newest addition to the pre-paid range : We know our prepaid customers love to keep control of their costs and still be able to take advantage of a super fast network and an advanced smartphone. Our superfast 4G network is even more enjoyable with the easy-to-play GALAXY Ace 3. The Galaxy Ace 3 is an affordable LTE device on... Continue reading

Telstra officially announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(2014)

We first heard the rumour of the Galaxy Note 10.1(2014) launching on Telstra late last month and today the national Telco has advised that the tablet is now available on their 4G network. The tablet is the 4G variant of the high end Galaxy tablet offering speeds up to 150Mbps on the Telstra 4G Network. The tablet is available on a variety of plans beginning from just $52 per month with no monthly device repayments and 1GB of data included : With a 10.1” Full HD WQXGA TFT screen running a resolution of 1600x2560 it's a big step from the... Continue reading

Special Rumour Edition: Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 4

There are a number of rumours sweeping the web about the next generation Samsung flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 4. Most of the rumours are based on what Samsung are working on releasing within the next six months, so some of the rumoured features may appear on the S5, and some may need more work and show up on the Note 4. The latest rumours are:  A 64 bit processor will debut in the S5 or Note 4 All of Samsungs flagship devices next year will have a ICOCELL 16MP rear camera  The camera will possibly not... Continue reading

Galaxy Note 3 rumour wrap-up

Recent rumours suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which we reviewed last week, would be getting a few new colours, red and rose gold. Today Samsung has officially announced that not only would the new colours, Merlot Red and Rose Gold White, be coming to the Note 3, but new accent colours would be launching as well. The Rose Gold White Note 3 will have Rose Gold Black accents and the Jet Black and Classic White  will have Rose Gold highlights. This brings the colours of the Note 3 to five, with Jet Black,... Continue reading

Samsung India outs the new Galaxy S Duos 2 by accident

It seems Samsung India has beaten its parent company in announcing the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 (GT-S7582), which is still yet to be officially launched. The device, which has a price tag of Rs.10999 (approximately AUD$193.04) looks just like its older brother, the Galaxy S Duos and has some descent specs for a dual SIM device such as: 4-inch, 800 x 480 screen 1.2GHz processor 768MB RAM 4GB internal storage, expandable to 64GB via microSD 1,500mAh battery 5MP rear facing camera, .3MP front facing Android 4.2 If you are in the market for a dual-SIM device and the Galaxy S Duos 2 is the device of choice,... Continue reading

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) coming to Telstra in December

Yesterday we heard from Samsung announcing Australian pricing and availability for the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) - it's available now (depending on where you shop) from $649 (Wi-fi) and $799 (Wi-fi and 4G). Today, word reaches us from a trusted source indicating that Telstra has added the tablet to its portfolio of on-contract devices - for business customers, at least. The tablets are said to be available in Telstra stores from December 10. The basic on-contract price for the tablet starts from $84/month on a 1-year contract and $52/month on a 2-year contract, with 1 GB... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 announced

Samsung has just announced its successor to the popular Samsung Galaxy Grand, the Galaxy Grand 2. The Grand series could be described as a budget Galaxy Note, big screen phones but with mid-range specifications to suit the lower price point when compared to the Galaxy Note. The new version, that is expected to be released before the end of the year, incorporates the design of the larger Galaxy Note 3, with a leather look back and faux stitching around the edges. Unlike the Note series, the Galaxy Grand 2 doesn't include the S-Pen stylus. The... Continue reading

Samsung releases Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) pricing and availability

Just a couple of months ago Samsung announced that it would revamp the Galaxy Note 10.1 line with a 2014 edition, and it seems that the time is now upon us. Announcing the Australian availability and pricing for the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), Arno Lenior, Marketing Director, Samsung Electronics Australia said: The latest GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) represents a fantastic combination of stylish design and impressive engineering, all available in an ultra-thin (7.9mm) device. What really sets this product apart is the enhanced functionality of the S Pen and the great multitasking ability it can offer users. Combined... Continue reading