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With a new phone and tablet in the marketplace, Sony is already teasing ‘The Next Big Thing’

With a new phone and tablet in the marketplace, Sony is already teasing ‘The Next Big Thing’

Australia, and many territories only just saw the latest Sony phone – the Xperia Z2 – go on-sale at the beginning of this month and the Xperia Tablet Z2 only just beat it to market by mere weeks, but Sony is already looking ahead. Sony has released a teaser on their blog promising ‘the next big thing this season’. The teaser blog post’s full title is ‘Shh… do you want to know a secret? Stay tuned for the next big thing this season’ and features a picture of an obviously Sony device from the side on a beach, with a[Read More...]

by 7:02 AM on June 3, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer
Virgin Mobile now selling the Sony Xperia Z2

Virgin Mobile now selling the Sony Xperia Z2

After launching earlier this month on Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, the Sony Xperia Z2 has made it’s way to Virgin Mobile. The latest Sony flagship is available on a range of Virgin Mobile plans from as low as $30 per month (with a $20 per month handset repayment). The default offering for the handset is on the $60 per month plan (with $8 per month handset repayment) which includes the extra 1GB of data per month, which Virgin is including with all their plans until the 29th of June. If you’re after a purple Xperia Z2 from Virgin, you’ll be[Read More...]

by 2:54 PM on May 22, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Phones
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Review

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Review

It’s a SERIOUSLY BIG phone! Last October our resident phablet user, Matt Booth, reviewed the Sony Xperia Z Ultra very positively. Fast forward six months and Sony have released it’s follow up, the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra (T2). To call the T2 the younger brother of the Z Ultra is an apt description. It’s slightly smaller, slightly lower specced, and best of all slightly lower in price (at release). The Z Ultra was a success for Sony (according to my source at the Sony Centre Nunawading) and Sony once again have decided to release a phablet along with their flagship[Read More...]

by 3:16 PM on May 19, 2014 12 comments Design, News, Reviews
Pre-Order now open for the Sony Xperia M2 Dual-SIM from MobiCity

Pre-Order now open for the Sony Xperia M2 Dual-SIM from MobiCity

MobiCity announced overnight that it has opened pre-orders for the Sony Xperia M2 Dual-SIM smartphone, which was announced alongside the Xperia Z2, at Mobile World Congress(MWC) back in February this year. Just in case you have forgotten what the Xperia M2 Dual-SIM smartphone is offering, here is a list of full specs: 4.8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen (960 x 540p) 1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor 1GB RAM 8GB internal storage – expandable to 32GB via MicroSD Card 8MP rear camera, front facing Camera Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean 2300mAh Battery MobiCity are offering the[Read More...]

by 11:39 AM on May 17, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Sale
Sony SmartBand now available through Telstra and Sony stores, RRP $159

Sony SmartBand now available through Telstra and Sony stores, RRP $159

Sony‘s new wrist-wearable fitness tracker SmartBand is now available locally from Telstra, Sony Online and Sony Centres / Kiosks with more retailers to follow soon The device RRP is $159, and Telstra users can get it on contract as an “Accessory Repayment Option” for $39 upfront + $5 / month over two years – which funnily enough, adds up to $150. The SmartBand was first announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and we noted that it had become available for preorder last week. It connects with Sony’s LifeBlog app available from Google Play and logs your life (as[Read More...]

by 1:53 PM on May 15, 2014 3 comments Accessories
Sony Xperia Z2 now available from Telstra with exclusive Michael Jackson Bonus track

Sony Xperia Z2 now available from Telstra with exclusive Michael Jackson Bonus track

The Xperia Z2 has today been launched on the Telstra network, bringing with it an exclusive track from the upcoming Michael Jackson album XSCAPE. While all Xperia Z2 owners will get access to the XSCAPE album, Telstra customers who purchase the Xperia Z2 as well as the Xperia Z2 Tablet and Z1 Compact before May 31st, will get access to an exclusive bonus track – ‘a PaperCha$er remix of Chicago’ which will be available through the Xperia Lounge app. The Xperia Z2 is available in Black and Purple and comes with the coveted – for rural and regional users –[Read More...]

by 12:04 PM on May 13, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 111 – Hulk Smash Google Now Launcher

Ausdroid Podcast 111 – Hulk Smash Google Now Launcher

Welcome to episode 111 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Scott, Geoff and Jason were joined by new recuit Jamie Saltmarsh to talk about the week’s Android news, but we ended up talking mostly about the fate of Geoff’s Galaxy S5 and why Scott hates the Google Now Launcher. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Geoff Fieldew, Scott Plowman and Jamie Saltmarsh. Topics: Geoff’s Galaxy S5 Google, your launcher sucks (and launchers in general) Sony Xperia Z2 now available Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review Motorola Moto E OnePlus One Release Timeframe Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to[Read More...]

by 8:03 AM on May 9, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Sony life-logging Smartband now available to order from the Sony website

Sony life-logging Smartband now available to order from the Sony website

For those of you who just love wearable fitness trackers, Sony has released their Life-logging accessory – the Smartband in Australia. The Smartband is now available on the Sony Australia website for $159+Delivery. Announced at CES in January, the Smartband is a step beyond the usual fare from some Smartphone manufacturers and is compatible with Android phones running Android 4.4, rather than being restricted to Xperia devices. The Smartband will log all your into an Android App available on Google Play after being paired to your Android phone using Bluetooth and NFC. The Smartband when paired with the app on[Read More...]

by 5:41 AM on May 8, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Manufacturer
Telstra opens up pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z2

Telstra opens up pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z2

After leaking their pricing early last month, Telstra has finally opened up pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z2. The 16GB version of the Z2 is available in Black and Purple – yep, Telstra got the Purple exclusive again – on a variety of plans, beginning at $70 per month on a 24 month contract. While it’s not quite as good as the freebie bundle you got for pre-ordering from Mobicity or the free shoes you get from Optus, Telstra are offering Free Sony Digital noise cancelling headset worth $79 when you pre-order the Xperia Z2. Telstra’s Live chat advised that[Read More...]

by 5:21 AM on May 8, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact — Review

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact — Review

It’s been a long road to market for Sony’s pint-sized powerhouse, the Xperia Z1 Compact. We first heard rumours that the device would arrive in a Japanese-only “Z1 F” incarnation in October of 2013, and Sony was quick to deliver on those rumours at the end of that month. Fast-forward to the end of March 2014 and the device has finally made it to market in Australia. Size Matters In the Z1 Compact, Sony is out to prove that bigger doesn’t necessarily equal better. It’s an amusing edict to see in Sony’s marketing materials, given their recent forays into over-6-inch[Read More...]

by 3:55 PM on May 2, 2014 13 comments Design, Reviews
Sony Xperia Z2 now available to order from Sony Australia

Sony Xperia Z2 now available to order from Sony Australia

After officially launching this morning, the Sony Xperia Z2 can now be ordered from Optus, with Vodafone expecting stock on the 7th of May. But if you don’t care for a plan, you can head on over to the Sony website where the phone is now on-sale. You get your choice of Black or White and will pay $759.00 + Delivery, which the Sony site is letting me know will cost me an additional $9.95. It doesn’t include any fancy Adidas sports shoes like you’ll get by purchasing on a plan with Optus, but if you’re wanting just the phone,[Read More...]

by 2:44 PM on May 1, 2014 4 comments Phones
Sony’s Xperia Z2 Tablet available in Australia from April 29, starting at $599

Sony’s Xperia Z2 Tablet available in Australia from April 29, starting at $599

Here’s some news to excite people that are looking for a high-end 10″ tablet: Sony‘s Xperia Z2 Tablet is now available for pre-order in Australia and set to be released on April 29. We’ve known the specs of Sony’s new tablet for a while, and the manuals leaked online in late March, but it’s taken until today’s press release to get pricing and availability. With the Z2 Tablet hitting our shelves now, hopefully Sony’s Z2 phone won’t be far behind. The Z2 Tablet will be available in 3 SKUs – Sony’s standard 16/32GB Wi-fi models, but if you want 4G[Read More...]

by 12:00 PM on April 23, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
St George puts banking on your wrist with the Sony Smartwatch 2; Glassware and Android Wear still to come

St George puts banking on your wrist with the Sony Smartwatch 2; Glassware and Android Wear still to come

St George bank has today announced that they’re addressing the growing wearables market, announcing that they’ve updated their St.George Banking App, to work with the Sony Smartwatch 2. The App will now supply account balances and directions to the watch. The new features require three apps installed on your phone for it to work, the Sony Smart Connect app, SmartWatch 2 extension and of course the St.George Mobile Banking App. This will then allow customers to access their account balance at a glance, St George also says that the app will also direct customers to ATMs using GPS as well[Read More...]

by 4:33 PM on April 16, 2014 3 comments Android Wear, Apps, Glass, Smartwatch