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Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in Australia

Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in Australia

Sony is busy tonight presenting their launch plans for their newest Xperia smartphones in Australia. At the launch of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact at IFA we were advised that both phones would be heading to Australia, with the Xperia Z3 heading to all four carriers – Telstra, Vodafone, Optus and Virgin Mobile – while the Xperia Z3 Compact would be heading to Optus and Telstra. Tonight, Sony has advised the pricing for the phones at retail, as well as on the various carriers. The Sony Xperia Z3 will be available in four colours: Black, White, Copper ad[Read More...]

by 7:19 PM on September 30, 2014 19 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra announces nation-wide trial of Wi-Fi hotspots will go live in November

Telstra announces nation-wide trial of Wi-Fi hotspots will go live in November

Back in May, Telstra announced a plan to create one of the world’s largest Wi-Fi networks. Telstra plans to install two million Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation within five years. Officially set to launch next year, Telstra has this morning announced that a trial of the system will begin in November, in more than 1,000 locations across Australia. The trial isn’t just hitting out of the way places either, Telstra has chosen some of the biggest, busiest and what should be traffic heavy locations across the country. The first trials will be using Wi-Fi access points in payphone sites, including[Read More...]

by 10:30 AM on September 30, 2014 3 comments Carriers
Retailer Round-up: This Week’s Specials

Retailer Round-up: This Week’s Specials

So it’s been a few weeks now since we last did a retailer round-up, so we thought it might be time to do another one. So getting straight into business, here is what the big retailers have install for us with this weeks Android related goodies for us to enjoy: Coles Mobiles Boost Nero Pre-Paid Mobile – Includes a free $20 Google Play Gift card – $59 – Available now until Tuesday 30 September. Telstra Easy Smart Pre-Paid Mobile – $59 – Available now until Tuesday 30 September . Optus Sony Xperia E1 pre Paid Mobile with an additional $30[Read More...]

by 7:35 AM on September 25, 2014 6 comments Phones, Sale
Australian carriers advise availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

Australian carriers advise availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

There’s a lot happening with Samsung tonight, with the manufacturer launching their Note products as well as the Gear VR headset in Australia. So far we’ve received outright pricing for the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, which will be selling in Samsung Experience stores and retailers for $949 and $1249 respectively. But what are the carriers saying? Telstra Telstra will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and also offering the Gear VR. The Galaxy Note 4 is launching as the first phone on the Telstra network to support LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation. The aggregation will work accross[Read More...]

by 8:21 PM on September 23, 2014 11 comments Accessories, Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra turns on their 700MHz network in the Sydney CBD

Telstra turns on their 700MHz network in the Sydney CBD

As promised back at the end of last month, Telstra has flicked the switch on their 700MHz 4G network in the Sydney CBD today. In a move that could be seen by those of a cynical persuasion, the timing of the launch is quite fortuitous for those picking up a new phone tomorrow. But nevertheless, if you’re a Telstra customer who owns a compatible phone such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 or Desire 610 and LG G3, you should be able to experience the 700MHz LTE Network. Telstra purchased 2×20 MHz blocks in the APT700 MHz (Band[Read More...]

by 5:07 PM on September 18, 2014 2 comments Carriers
Telstra details plans to expand 4G LTE service into 700 Mhz space

Telstra details plans to expand 4G LTE service into 700 Mhz space

At an event in Sydney this morning, Telstra is announcing enhancements to its 4G LTE service. The carrier expects to expand the footprint of its 4G coverage so that reach 90% of the Australian population by the end of January 2015. Telstra plans to use the 700 MHz spectrum from 1 January to cover a 3km radius of the CBDs of all capital cities and 50 regional locations. In some areas, where it’s used in conjunction with an existing network, it’ll double Telstra’s 4G network capacity. This seems like the logical extension of the expanded 700 Mhz trial that was[Read More...]

by 11:30 AM on September 11, 2014 9 comments Carriers
Telstra, too, offering $450 to customers to switch to their network

Telstra, too, offering $450 to customers to switch to their network

Telstra have seen Optus’ offer to pay new customers $450 towards break fees incurred on a previous carrier, and have decided to offer potential Telstra customers the same deal. From September 16, in a move to help customers decide to join Telstra’s network, Telstra will offer customers credits up to $450 when they incur a contract break fee to transfer to Telstra. Customers must also trade in their old phone, and sign up to a new, eligible, 24 month handset payment and mobile plan to be eligible for the credits. As an extra sweetener, Telstra is also offering to include its[Read More...]

by 4:59 PM on September 9, 2014 4 comments Carriers, News
Galaxy Note Edge rumoured for launch in Australia on all three major carriers

Galaxy Note Edge rumoured for launch in Australia on all three major carriers

The curved edge display of the Galaxy Note Edge, was one of the surprise and most interesting announcements from IFA last night. Samsung Australia has already confirmed that the Note Edge will launch here in Australia later this year, and a new leak shows that it will most likely head to all three major Australian carriers. SamMobile has obtained, and released a list of Galaxy Note Edge model numbers, which Samsung are testing. The list includes the model #, as well as the carrier that device could eventually be destined for. The list includes a model for all three of[Read More...]

by 5:26 AM on September 4, 2014 12 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact coming to Australia later this year

Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact coming to Australia later this year

Tonights announcement of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact showed off a pair of devices which are both stylish and have some great features like IP65/68 water and dust resistance, as well as PS4 remote play. The good news is that the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact will be arriving in Australia later this year. The Xperia Z3 will arrive on all four national carriers – Telstra, Optus, Vodafone Australia and Virgin Mobile. The Xperia Z3 Compact however appears to only be going to Telstra and Optus, but that may change with Sony Australia advising that these two are[Read More...]

by 4:08 AM on September 4, 2014 6 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra expands 700MHz LTE trial to Sydney and Adelaide

Telstra expands 700MHz LTE trial to Sydney and Adelaide

With the looming full scale launch of the 700MHz LTE network in Australia coming up in January, Telstra has been busily working on trialling the frequency in smaller markets to test for any issues which may come up in the full scale launch. Telstra announced trials of the network in Perth, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Mt Isa and Griffith last month and today they’ve announced the 700MHz trial will go live in Sydney and Adelaide, with trials starting in those cities in mid-September. The trials will be available to Telstra 4G customers in all eight locations as soon as Telstra flick[Read More...]

by 5:45 PM on August 26, 2014 1 comment Carriers
Android 4.4.3 rolling out to Telstra HTC One (M7) owners

Android 4.4.3 rolling out to Telstra HTC One (M7) owners

HTC has begun seeding their Android 4.4.3 update to HTC One (M7) handsets within Australia and the first carrier off the rank is Telstra. The firmware version being seeded is 6.11.841.7 at a total size of 551.45MB, so probably best downloading the update via WiFi. The firmware update, which is Android 4.4.3 brings along a few updates including: Android 4.4.3 Firmware OpenSSL Security improvements Application updates for the Camera, Gallery & Sync Manager If you haven’t received a notification advising you of this new update, you can go to Settings > About Device > Software update > Check for updates.[Read More...]

by 2:26 PM on August 24, 2014 4 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Android 4.4.3 update for HTC One M8 rolling out

Android 4.4.3 update for HTC One M8 rolling out

The update to Android 4.4.3, for the HTC One M8, has begun rolling out to handsets in Australia now, with Optus the first to push the update to their customers. The update includes performance optimisation updates for WiFi, Bluetooth and Radios, as well as application updates to Camera, Gallery, Settings and HTC Sync Manager according to the screenshot of the update kindly supplied by Michael: The update also includes Security Fixes. These security fixes are actually the ones from Android 4.4.4, as advised by VP, Product Management for HTC US, @moversi on Twitter: @swalker20659 @JasonMacHTC We've incorporated the security fixes[Read More...]

by 1:39 PM on August 14, 2014 18 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
HTC announces the Desire 610 for Australia

HTC announces the Desire 610 for Australia

HTC has announced a new low-end phone for the Australian market, and better yet, it’s designed to take maximum advantage of the newly emerging 700MHz 4G LTE networks, especially Telstra’s which is being touted as a launch partner. The HTC Desire 610 doesn’t appear to be a lightweight though; it incorporates features such as a bright 4.7″ screen, Blinkfeed, and HTC’s BoomSound as well. HTC’s Country Manager, Ben Hodgson, told Ausdroid: Our Desire range presents unparalleled value for customers who want a best in class 4G smartphone, with no compromise on quality, at an affordable price. We have worked closely[Read More...]

by 11:32 AM on August 8, 2014 4 comments News, Phones