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Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus now available on Telstra Pre-Paid

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus now available on Telstra Pre-Paid

We received another tip this morning from our tipster @miracleboi letting us know that the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus has made an appearance in the latest Telstra catalogue, available on pre-paid for just $199. Why’s this interesting? It’s a good, reasonably priced handset with reasonable specifications. It has been available internationally since January 2012, but now it’s here, from a telco – you can buy it in a bricks and mortar shop easily and it might make a good cheap handset for the kids, students or folks with fewer smartphone demands. Key features include: 5 MP auto-focus camera with LED[Read More...]

by 12:30 PM on November 23, 2012 3 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Telstra: Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II 4G, Galaxy S III, One XL, RAZR HD all to receive major updates before year’s end

Telstra: Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II 4G, Galaxy S III, One XL, RAZR HD all to receive major updates before year’s end

In Telstra’s most recent public announcement of software updates, they’ve informed users for a range of devices that major updates for their devices are expected to be rolled out before the end of this year. The Samsung Galaxy S II 4G “Ice Cream Sandwich” update is expected to see Telstra approval on November 26th, with roll out soon after. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus’s update to “Jelly Bean” (Android 4.1, not 4.2) has been delayed and is now expected to begin testing on Friday. On the final Samsung front, the Galaxy S III’s update to “Jelly Bean” (again, 4.1, not 4.2)[Read More...]

by 12:18 PM on November 22, 2012 13 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Vodafone pushing OTA Jellybean update to Galaxy S3 owners starting Monday

Vodafone pushing OTA Jellybean update to Galaxy S3 owners starting Monday

Galaxy S3 owners on Vodafone – The wait is nearly over! The Vodafone Blog has been updated with a notable change, the 4.1.1 Jellybean update is scheduled to roll out this coming Monday. In the never ending race between the carriers to get updated out to their branded Android handsets, it seems that Vodafone has won the race on the Galaxy S3 Jellybean update, adding it to their already considerable list of updates they’ve beaten the others to. I for one cannot wait; I nearly went with a third party ROM to get Jellybean, telling myself “Be patient, it’s coming”[Read More...]

by 11:51 AM on November 22, 2012 12 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
Galaxy Duos now available from Dick Smith for $199

Galaxy Duos now available from Dick Smith for $199

If you’re looking to get a dual-sim Mobile phone in Australia you just got another option, Dick Smith is now selling the Samsung Galaxy Duos, unlocked for $199. Avaialable in either Black or White the phone is what I would class as an entry level to mid-range smartphone with some pretty basic specs : 3.14″ 320×240 resolution Touchscreen 832 MHz CPU 3MP Rear Camera microSD Card Slot up to 32GB Dual SIM Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-fi b/g/n Android 2.3 1300 mAh Battery Standby Time: Up to 625 hours Talk Time: Up to 6 hours 109.8x60x11.95mm @ 280grams Source: Dick Smith Website.[Read More...]

by 4:45 PM on November 21, 2012 6 comments News, Phones, Sale
Nexus 10 orders arriving now in Australia – Have you got yours? What do you think?

Nexus 10 orders arriving now in Australia – Have you got yours? What do you think?

Along with Nexus 4 orders from Google Play arriving in Australia, FedEx is also working over-time to deliver the Samsung built Nexus 10 to their new Australian owners. A number of people on Twitter are reporting that they have received their new tablet. We haven’t actually seen the tablet as yet but from my first impressions of the tablet, it’s a decent tablet, has a nice soft touch back on it very similar to the Nexus 7 and the front facing speakers look and sound brilliant and the screen is simply stunning. Now, what do you think of your Nexus[Read More...]

by 3:26 PM on November 19, 2012 22 comments Google Play, Opinion, Tablets
Galaxy Mini 2 Giveaway – Winner

Galaxy Mini 2 Giveaway – Winner

A while back we announced the Galaxy Mini 2 giveaway to give you, our readers the chance to win the Galaxy Mini 2 we were given by Vodafone as part of our Nexus S Jelly Bean Challenge. The competition called for you to submit stories on the most spectacular way you’ve destroyed your phone. We had a lot of entries and there was some truly great entries, but there can be only one winner and after reviewing the entries we’ve decided to award the prize to Duane who submitted this tale of destruction : Phone was angrily thrown from car[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on November 17, 2012 8 comments Competition, Giveaway
Galaxy Camera now available for pre-order from Harvey Norman

Galaxy Camera now available for pre-order from Harvey Norman

After the Australian launch of the Galaxy Camera at the event in Sydney last night, we’ve been intrigued with the concept and really can’t wait to see where we can get our hands on one. Scott one of our podcasters found it on the Harvey Norman website where it is available to pre-order for $596 with availability listed as Mid-November. Galaxy Camera Specifications 4.77″ 720×1280 Super Clear LCD capacative touchscreen 1.4GHz Quad-Core CPU 8GB internal storage with expandable microSD card slot 16MP Autofocus with Popup Xenon Flash F2.8, 23 mm, 21x Optical Zoom Lens 1920×1080 @ 30fps/720×480 @ 120fps video[Read More...]

by 12:32 AM on November 16, 2012 9 comments Camera
Samsung Galaxy Note II launch event — Report

Samsung Galaxy Note II launch event — Report

Last night at Moore Park, Samsung held a launch event featuring the Galaxy Note II. We were also treated to first looks of other products including a range of Windows 8 convertible laptops and tablets and the new Android based Samsung Galaxy camera. Samsung Galaxy Camera After an hour of pre-event drinks and chatter with like minded folk, we were ushered into a large staged area and asked to take a seat. Mr Todd Sampson, the CEO of Leo Burnett, came out on stage and started off our evening with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The Samsung Galaxy[Read More...]

by 8:28 PM on November 15, 2012 10 comments Manufacturer, News
Samsung Galaxy Music to launch on Optus on November 15th

Samsung Galaxy Music to launch on Optus on November 15th

Optus is launching a new pre-paid phone on the 15th of November, the Samsung Galaxy Music. Available for $149 at Dick Smith, Domayne and Optus stores, the phone is available in Blue or White. It’s showing now on the Optus Website but numerous notices in-store showed that retailers were not expecting stock until the 15th of November. Not a bad little phone but certainly not what you’d call top of the line spec wise : 3.0” Capacative Screen 320×240 850Mhz CPU 512MB RAM 4GB with microSD Card slot expandable to 32GB 3MP Rear Camera ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V 3.0[Read More...]

by 2:34 PM on November 12, 2012 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Telstra Android OTA Update News

Telstra Android OTA Update News

There’s a bit of a mixed bag this week regarding Telstra’s Android handset OTA updates. Good news for Samsung Galaxy S III owners, as the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update is progressing ahead of schedule. Telstra were expected to sign off on approval today and deployment of the update is expected within 10 business days (as we reported on Thursday). Those still running the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G will be less pleased to hear the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update has been delayed yet again, due to “failing Google certification”. Telstra has now changed the status of this[Read More...]

by 12:47 AM on November 10, 2012 11 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
32GB Nexus 7 just $279 with free shipping from Kogan

32GB Nexus 7 just $279 with free shipping from Kogan

Kogan has just emailed through their Frugal Friday deals and they’re currently offering some pretty good deals on not only the 32GB Nexus 7 for just $279 with free shipping but also the 16GB for $239 or even an 8GB for just $219. The Free Shipping offer actually extends to all products in-stock but is not valid on pre-sale specials, LivePrice items, or products with an advertised dispatch date of 14th November or later and the Free Shipping offer ends soon. But apart from the Nexus 7, there are also some pretty good deals on other Android devices as well[Read More...]

by 9:05 AM on November 9, 2012 7 comments Phones, Sale, Tablets
Samsung sells 30 Million Galaxy S III’s, overtakes iPhone 4 as worlds best-selling Smartphone in Q3

Samsung sells 30 Million Galaxy S III’s, overtakes iPhone 4 as worlds best-selling Smartphone in Q3

The Samsung Galaxy S III has been pretty popular all over the world with Samsung Poland recently announcing that the company had sold over 30 Million of the phones worldwide. Now a company called Strategy Analytics has announced that during Quarter 3 2012, Samsung has taken the title of the most shipped phone away from the iPhone 4S by selling over 18 million Galaxy S IIIs in the period between July and September, this in comparison to Apples sales of just over 16 million iPhone 4S handsets during the same period. Phone sales during this time frame did see the[Read More...]

by 8:44 AM on November 9, 2012 0 comments News, Phones
Apple ordered to apologise to Samsung; tries really hard not to apologise

Apple ordered to apologise to Samsung; tries really hard not to apologise

While the American legal system was busy being crazy earlier this year, the High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom decided that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series of devices did not copy the iPad. One of the orders given by Justice Birss, which was upheld by the Court of Appeal, was that Apple had to publish a notice, both on its website and in the print media, to correct its the company’s many statements that Samsung had stolen their design. Apple’s first attempt at an ‘apology’ was a revolutionary take on the concept, where Apple really apologised for nothing, corrected nothing,[Read More...]

by 9:55 AM on November 4, 2012 4 comments Legal, News