Sony has just opened up pre-orders for their new flagship phone the Xperia Z. Pre-orders for the phone are being taken via the Sony website and the phone has been listed with a retail price of $749 – excluding delivery costs although Sony advises delivery on a package up to 2KG is only $9.95. Sony hasn’t given a date for when the phone will ship but they have advised previously that the phone will launch at some stage during March. Chris attended the Sony Xperia Z launch in Sydney yesterday and has one currently for review. You can also check[Read More...]
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The HTC One is probably the most exciting thing in the mobile industry right now. HTC have really brought some innovative features to the table in an all-or-nothing assault on every other mobile phone on the market, and it looks as if the carriers are convinced. Telstra, Vodafone and Optus have all announced today that they’ll be stocking HTC’s latest flagship device in their LTE portfolios. No availability date or pricing details have been announced yet, but you can order the One right now from Mobicity for $759.
It’s the end of an era, the Crazy John’s brand will cease trading at the end of today with some stores closing for good whilst others will be re-branded as Vodafone stores before re-opening. The re-branding and closure of Crazy John’s stores was announced last month by parent company Vodafone who advised it was a move towards streamlining their retail brand presence into a single cohesive brand. The Crazy John’s brand has been around with us since 1991 when John Ilhan opened his first store in Melbourne as a Telstra Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) before switching to Vodafone in[Read More...]
When Google took over Motorola Mobility, we — and others — thought that this would mean a range of co-designed phones and tablets which would run close-to-stock Android and generally set the standard for the industry. This didn’t quite happen. We have certainly seen some great handsets from Motorola in the RAZR M and RAZR HD, and they are a lot closer to stock than Samsung and HTC offerings, but they’re not quite what we think people expected. Back in December, we heard some noises about Motorola working on a project named X Phone, that would be much closer to[Read More...]
The time has come, for all the faithful Motorola RAZR M owners the Jelly Bean update you’ve been waiting for is here. Motorola has just announced via Twitter that the Jelly Bean upgrade is now rollling out in phases so you should expect to see a notification on your screen shortly. We’re excited to announce that Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean is now rolling out in phases for the RAZR™ M. Click for info bit.ly/VMNC1d — Motorola Australia (@Motorola_AU) February 6, 2013 We’ve already seen a couple of people notify us that they have received the update on their Telstra handsets[Read More...]
Thanks to a number of tipsters who’ve contacted us, it appears that both Optus and Vodafone are rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to their handsets now. From what I can tell the update is going out as an OTA update but can also be upgraded via Kies as well if you so wish. To prompt your phone to upgrade simply go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check now for update. The update is for the Optus GT-i9300 and GT-i9305, the Vodafone handset is I believe the i9300 but please correct me if I’m[Read More...]
The long awaited LG Optimus G will launch on the 13th of March in Sydney according to the Save the date invite we just received. After seeing the Optimus G first in December when LG was launching the Nexus 4 it will be great to finally get some extended hands-on time with the Optimus G. The guts of the Optimus G are what powers the Nexus 4 and it will be great to see exactly what a Nexus 4 with LTE could actually be like. Remember the phone will be a Telstra exclusive so we’re hoping that Telstra will be[Read More...]
Motorola has just announced that if you purchase either a Motorola RAZR M or RAZR HD on a plan or outright from authorised Telstra dealers from now until the 31st of March you will qualify for $100 cashback. To redeem your $100 simply head over to MotorolaCashback.com.au and fill out the claim form within 10 days of purchasing your new RAZR M or RAZRHD. The RAZR HD received its Jelly Bean upgrade in December and the last update on the Telstra Crowd Support Forum had the RAZR M Jelly Bean update expected to start pushing out to handsets on the[Read More...]
The HTC Velocity 4G — Telstra’s first 4G smartphone, if you can recall — is on sale at Dick Smith for only $199 which isn’t too bad for a pretty good 4G device. When we reviewed it a year ago we found it didn’t have the greatest battery life and it runs a bulkier version of Sense than current devices. On the flip-side, it does have an 8MP camera which can shoot 1080p video, a 4.5-inch qHD display, 16GB storage and 1GB of RAM, and a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. While the Velocity 4G is unlocked, if you’re after 4G speeds,[Read More...]
Want to get some Ice Cream Sandwich for under $50? Well from tomorrow Coles(and Bi-Lo) will be offering the Huawei Ascend Y201 which runs Ice Cream Sandwich for just $49.50 which is half the normal price of $99. The Y201 comes with Blue Tick Approval for improved access in regional areas but it is also locked to the Telstra network so you’ll need to unlock it if you want to use it on another network. Huawei Ascend Y201 Specs : 3.5” 320×480 Capacative touch-screen 800MHz Qualcomm CPU 4GB Storage(2.5GB User accessible) with microSD Card Slot 3.2MP autofocus BSI Rear Camera[Read More...]
LG has just announced that the Optimus G will be launching in March in an exclusive deal that will see the flagship phone on the Telstra network. The Optimus G has recently broken the 1 million unit sales mark worldwide and the internal components of the phone are used to power the Google Nexus 4 but with the Optimus G you get the added bonus of an LTE radio. Andrew Volard, Director, Telstra Mobile, said Telstra was looking forward to bringing Optimus G to Australia’s largest 4G-enabled network. Optimus G is a phenomenal smartphone that combines superb build quality, a[Read More...]
Telstra have today launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G onto their network following Optus’s launch in December. The Note 10.1 4G starts off at $53/mo on Telstra’s lowest tier plan which includes 1GB of data a month, all the way up to $108/mo for 15GB of data. It’s a fairly expensive deal to sign into, so Telstra have tried to sweeten the deal by throwing in a free cover and keyboard dock when you order online. The Galaxy Note 10.1 4G is a 10.1-inch tablet running Android 4.1 powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core CPU. It also makes use of[Read More...]
Gizmodo Australia is reporting that the Sony Xperia Z will not only come to Telstra, but likely Vodafone and Optus as well, according to the man in charge of Sony Mobile Oceania, John Featherstone. The device is expected to launch in March across the carriers. If a Sony device with 4G LTE is your kind of thing, you’ll be happy to know that 80% of their devices will have 4G in them. It’s looking like it could be a good year for Sony Mobile.