Samsung Galaxy S III accessories available from Samsung Australia website

Samsung took nearly 6 months to start offering official accessories on their Australian website for the Galaxy Nexus and even then they only offered the HDMI Dock, but it now looks like Samsung is offering some accessories for the Galaxy S III on their website. You can get : Galaxy S III Desktop Dock : $49.95 Galaxy S III C Pen Stylus : $29.95 Galaxy S III HDTV Adaptor : $39.95 Galaxy S III Flip Cover : $34.95 (Available in Blue or White) Shipping is extra so take that into account, also when trying to purchase any of the accessories you'll... Continue reading

Vodafone to begin testing ICS for Galaxy Note, Xperia S “shortly”

Vodafone's latest weekly software update post outlined Android 4.0.4 "Ice Cream Sandwich" updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Sony Xperia S. The Galaxy Note update hasn't yet been submitted by Samsung to Vodafone, however it is on its way which is positive news. As for the Xperia S, the update has already hit Vodafone and they're yet to start the testing process, though they say this is happening "shortly". Another quick highlight in the post is that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be receiving a maintenance update in the coming weeks/months ahead. Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S III available via eBay Group Deal for $719

Want a 16GB white Samsung Galaxy S III for a relatively reasonable price? Well on eBay Group Deal for the next week you can snap up 1 of 500 Galaxy S IIIs that are going for $719. The postage is free, so that makes this one of the cheapest ways to get a Galaxy S III. There has to be over 100 people signed up to buy one before the deal comes to fruition, but at this price, we're completely certain it will go ahead. Hit the source link to snap one up. Continue reading

Samsung stands appear in shopping centres – Win a Galaxy Note

Looks like Samsung is touring the Galaxy Note through shopping centres around Australia. As a part of the tour they`re giving you the chance to win a Galaxy Note simply by creating and sending a postcard from their stand. They`re also advising, that if you purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note at a participating store within the centre, during the 4 days that the GALAXY Note stand is in that centre you can take the receipt to the stand to get $50 Cashback. Certainly an interesting way to market their devices, perhaps we'll get a repeat of the tour once... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S III – 32gb variant available in store, and so’s pebble blue

We've received a few tips today indicating that the Galaxy S III is now available in its 32gb variant, and not only this - but in the much sought-after Pebble Blue colour. We've received tips from well placed sources indicating that Vodafone currently has them in stock across its store network, with Optus and Telstra tipped to receive stock in coming days. For Vodafone customers (or those prepared to become one), you'll find 32gb devices available at most (if not all) stores, and the price point is delicious - just $5 more than the 16gb model. That's not bad... Continue reading

Vodafone to release updates to Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S handsets

Vodafone has advised via their weekly software update blog that they have approved the 4.0.4 update for the Galaxy Nexus which will see their software version going from 4.0.1 to 4.0.4 whilst owners of the original Galaxy S will receive an update from 2.3.3 to a 2.3.6 “Value Pack”, I asked Kieran from Vodafone to clarify what was in the "Value Pack" and was advised 'it brings a number of ICS-like features to Gingerbread such as Face Unlock, homescreen folders and more'. The update page has not given a specific date for the rollout, both have been... Continue reading

Samsung offering official Galaxy Nexus HDMI dock on their website

It's only taken nearly 6 months but Samsung have finally updated the accessories page on their Australian website with an accessory specifically made for the Galaxy Nexus, the HDMI Dock is now available to order for $69.99 directly from Samsung with a priority freight fee of $8.95 on top. Simple desktop access Synchronise and charge your Samsung GALAXY Nexus View your photos and videos on your compatible TV by connecting through the built-in HDMI out port (HDMI cable sold separately) Dock your GALAXY Nexus smartphone in a portrait position and charge your Samsung GALAXY Nexus whilst playing back music, videos and other... Continue reading

Pebble Blue coloured Samsung Galaxy S III arriving in stores now

I have called stores around Canberra this morning and was advised by staff at Optus, Vodafone and Crazy Johns stores that they have stock of the 16GB Pebble Blue coloured Galaxy S III. I also called a number of Telstra stores who advised they did not have stock as yet but they receive their deliveries mid-morning so call back later to find out if any arrive. Virgin Mobile staff were still unsure when the blue would arrive, however they tweeted me last night to advise they had them in stock online so I imagine stock will be arriving... Continue reading

Rumour : Galaxy Note II coming this October

After they announced recently that they have sold over 7 million Galaxy Note handsets, Samsung must be feeling pretty good about themselves and looking towards what they can do in terms of offering a successor, to that end UbuntuLife are reporting that Samsung are looking at launching one in October. The newer model will sport a 5.5-inch display 1680×1050 resolution WSXGA+ screen @ 360ppi but that the screen will be Pentile, they are also stating that it is likely to be the Exynos 5250 chipset running it with 1.5GB RAM, an 8 MegaPixel Camera and 4G/LTE... Continue reading

Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S III outright prices (15/6/12)

Are you looking to buy the brand new Samsung Galaxy S III outright? If so, we've put together a comparison table of some of the more legible online and physical Australian retailers from which you can purchase the Galaxy S III. We'll do our best to keep this updated for the next couple of weeks while hype is still at its peak, so check back every now and then for price changes.   MobiCity Kogan Dmavo Allphones Dick Smith JB Hi-Fi 16GB $739* $789 $731.50 $798 $747 (inc. 16GB MicroSD) $777 32GB $889* $889 N/A N/A N/A N/A 64GB $989* $989 N/A N/A N/A N/A Postage Free $19 $16.50 N/A (In store) $4.95 N/A (In store) Link MobiCity Kogan Dmavo Allphones Dick Smith JB Hi-Fi *: Price after... Continue reading

Samsung have sold 28 million Galaxy S II, 24 million Galaxy S, 7 million Galaxy Notes

Samsung aren't just proud of their current flagship device, the Galaxy S III, they're also very proud of their previous flagships in the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II, as well as the Galaxy Note, which is a flagship in a category of its own. SammyHub have confirmed some sales numbers of these devices with Samsung and they're pretty astounding. The Galaxy S has sold over 24 million units (since June 2010), the Galaxy S II has sold over 28 million units (since April 2010) making it the fastest selling Samsung device ever, and the Galaxy... Continue reading

Australian-based Kickstarter will create Galaxy Nexus magnet-mounting case

I'm a late comer to Kickstarter projects but I'm starting to have a great time looking through the many wonderful projects that are out there, in particular in regards to Android based projects. I just came across this project from Melbourne based company, Studio Proper, which aims to produce a mounting system for the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II as well as the iPhone 4s. Using a system utilising rare earth magnets, they offer the ability to wall, desk or car mount your phone in either portrait or landscape mode. They advise the case will not affect NFC... Continue reading

Allphones selling the Samsung Galaxy S III for $798 outright

If you're looking to buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III locally, Allphones are now selling the brand new device for $798 outright as an online special. The variant on offer is the 16GB White Marble device. For an extra $99 you can also get insurance on the device just in case you damage it. Allphone's price isn't that bad even compared to online retailers such as Kogan and Mobicity, who are offering it for $789 and $799 respectively. Continue reading