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...]
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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.
Sony’s flagship device of 2013 will be coming to our nation’s largest carrier, Telstra. On their Twitter, Telstra announced that the Xperia Z would be coming soon with registrations of interest in the device now open. By registering you’ll receive more details about the device once Telstra release pricing and availability. Update: The Xperia Z will launch in March. To recap the Xperia Z: it has a 5-inch 1080p Reality Display, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 13MP Exmor RS camera, 2GB RAM, LTE, 2330mAh battery, Android 4.1 (4.2 coming later, in true Sony fashion), and it’s just 7.9mm in thickness.[Read More...]
Telstra today announced on their community forum something that many HTC One XL owners have been painfully waiting for. The Jelly Bean update was approved earlier today (Monday 24th December). Deployment is also scheduled to begin today at 4PM, so keep checking your phone for an update, or use our forced OTA update guide. Other countries have already seen the update rolled out. Containing Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and HTC’s Sense 4+, it weighs in around 650MB, so it’s strongly advisable to download the update on Wifi. Update: The One XL OTA update will actually begin pushing out at 9PM is[Read More...]
Telstra started selling the Samsung Galaxy Note II on their online store this morning. The ‘tweener’ device which was due to go on-sale on Boxing Day has come as an early Christmas present to those who were wanting to get the phone on the Telstra Network. The Note II is available in Black or Silver on a variety of plans which start from $67 which includes 1GB of data, unlimited SMS and $600 of Talk/MMS . The Note II appears to only be available on the online store at the moment, the Telstra stores I contacted in Canberra advised they[Read More...]
Looks like Telstra Samsung Galaxy S III owners are being prompted to download the Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ update on their handsets Over The Air(OTA) right now. Reports are coming in of users being prompted to download and install the 295MB update. Update : More details have been made available over at the Crowd Support forum: Just a quick one to let everyone know that the Galaxy S 3 Jelly Bean 4.1.1 update has commenced deployment early (as at 2:30PM EDT today). As with all Samsung updates the FOTA deployment is staggered. The “staggered” deployment means that the FOTA update[Read More...]
Coles has released their latest upcoming catalogue which begins on Wednesday the 19th of December and goes through to Monday the 24th of December and inside is a pretty good deal, a Huawei MediaPad 7Lite with Telstra Elite mobile Wi-Fi bundled with 5GB of data for just $149. The previous tablet that Coles sold the Pendo pad, there were issues such as lack of access to Google Play as well as a pretty unknown manufacturer, the Huawei Media Pad is from a pretty well known if not respected manufacturer. The Coles advert lists the tablet as having a 7″ High[Read More...]
Once again, Telstra have provided an update on the status of their Android handset updates. It seems most devices with an impending update are set to receive them before the year’s end. The long awaited Samsung Galaxy S II 4G Ice Cream Sandwich update is now rolling out as we speak. According to Telstra, the update is going to be staggered across the next two weeks: Day 1-3 : 10k of devices selected at random to be eligible for update, users are either alerted via FOTA Push Message or by manually checking Day 4-13: An additional 10% of devices are selected[Read More...]
Looks like owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G are about to receive their Ice Cream Sandwich update finally, with Craig Ruhan from Telstra advising via the Crowd Support Forums that the Samsung has advised that the update will begin rolling out to the handsets from 5PM tomorrow : All, Samsung have informed us that the GS2 4G ICS update will commence deployment from 5:00 PM Friday 14 December. The FOTA deployment will be “staggered” : Day 1-3 : 10k of devices selected at random to be eligible for update, users are either alerted via FOTA Push Message or[Read More...]
When Samsung launched the Note II 4G in Australia on 14 November many people were disappointed that Telstra delayed their launch until ‘early 2013′. Perhaps in response to the negative feedback they received on their blog, Telstra today announced that they were able to ‘accelerate development’ and the Note II 4G will be available from Telstra stores commencing Boxing Day (26 December). The Note II 4G has been available from grey importers for a while now, and from Optus and Vodafone for the past few weeks, but many people have been holding out to pick one up on a Telstra[Read More...]
It appears that Kogan is going to start selling pre-paid mobile plans based on the Telstra Network. The EFTM website has done a fairly comprehensive bit of detective work on the proposed cut price Telco venture with a number of things adding up to what appears to be a pretty good offering. To start with, EFTM ran a WHOIS domain search and found that Kogan had registered the domain koganmobile.com.au back in September. As Kogan is still a purely on-line retailer, this website would be the most likely place for them to supply their Kogan Mobile branded SIM cards from[Read More...]
Can excellence be had in a sub-$100 Smart Phone? Telstras first attempt at a sub-$100 Android handset was the original Smart Touch, a phone manufactured by ZTE which from all accounts was a pretty basic affair offering a resistive touch screen and fairly sluggish performance. The Telstra Smart Touch 2 is their second attempt at an Android phone in the sub $100 category, also manufactured by ZTE although with a couple of improved features over the original such as the capacative screen. First impressions of the phone is that it looks and feels like a sub $100 device. The phone[Read More...]