You may think that there’s little/no connection between Telstra here in Australia and Rogers over in Canada, but you’d be wrong. Telstra and Rogers both run a 3G on 850MHz network, here in Australia it is notably called NextG. But what’s really fascinating here is that Rogers have just announced they’ll be stocking the HTC EVO 3D meaning it will work on 850MHz 3G perfectly. If HTC are making a specific version of the EVO 3D to work on 850MHz, they’ll want to make it worth their while, so why not bring it to other carriers that use 850MHz as[Read More...]
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Why should the Americans (and importers) have all the fun? 3 weeks after the AT&T Atrix bootloader was unlocked via a leaked SBF, Telstra Atrix and other international versions can now share the love. Motorola had confirmed they are “firmly committed to delivering an unlockable/relockable bootloader solution” but it would appear the Android community is even more determined, and indeed impatient, delivering a bootloader unlock for all Motorola Atrix models now. Be warned that failing to follow instructions can leave you with an expensive but useless bricked phone, and it is unlikely Motorola or Telstra will fix your mistake under[Read More...]
Sony Ericsson has been struck down by a lot of delayed launches this year, but that hasn’t stopped them from pushing out the Xperia Arc to Optus and Vodafone; Xperia Play to Telstra, Virgin and Optus; and now the Xperia Neo is headed to Telstra as well, on the 26th of this month for $0 on their $59 Freedom Connect Plan. I had a play around with the Neo a month or two ago and can best describe it as the Arc cross with the Play. It’s thinner and smaller than the Play, like that Arc, however it has the[Read More...]
It’s been a long time coming for the Pyramid/Sensation hasn’t it? Here’s the timeline of how this all unfolded: March 16 – Spotted on Telstra’s Internal System March 17 – We hear HTC will do a revamp with Dual-Core mid-year May 18 – We hear the Sensation, Wildfire S and Desire S will come to Telstra (they all did, by the way) June 24 – We spot the HTC Sensation on Telstra’s Expressions of Interest page before it disappears June 27 – Telstra begin teasing an announcement for the Sensation June 29 – We’re leaked the release date and pricing[Read More...]
HTC has just updated everyone on their progress towards unlocking their new device’s bootloaders and it’s looking promising. HTC have promised that in August they will be unlocking the global version of the HTC Sensation, which we’re assuming covers the Telstra HTC Sensation, via a software update. We’re thrilled to announce today that software updates to support bootloader unlocking will begin rolling out in August for the global HTC Sensation … We’re in the testing phase for the unlocking capability now, and we expect it to be fully operational by early September for devices that have received the software updates.[Read More...]
After the build.prop for the HTC Sensation for Telstra — which contains information about the device such as hardware and software options — leaked out online, the device’s information has become public information a little earlier than I imagine Telstra would have liked. There’s nothing terribly exciting to be found lurking in the build.prop, except for the inclusion of this on line 13 ro.ril.enable.amr.wideband=1 That one line enables HD Voice capabilities for use on Telstra’s network, which they’ve been flaunting lately. Now there’s the Desire S, Galaxy S II, Sensation and Xperia Neo all capable of HD Voice on Telstra’s[Read More...]
If you’re the proud owner of a Motorola XOOM which you purchased from Telstra, then you can expect the Android 3.1 update to be rolling out to your device.. right.. NOW! We’ve heard from multiple peeps that the update has hit their devices over the air, so hit up your local Wi-Fi connection (or 3G if you’re fearless) and download it. Let us know how you go, in the comments below.
I’ve returned from the Rumour Mill with a bag of salt and this news. The first part of the rumour is that Optus will stock the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the near future. Our source said this has been confirmed inside of Optus, but we’re lacking details to call it confirmed ourselves. There’s nothing stopping Optus from stocking the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as Vodafone never announced it as an exclusive to their network, like they did with the 10.1v. We’ll see if anymore news comes through the wires. The second part of the rumour is that Motorola are trying to[Read More...]
The above picture gets my geek juices flowing. The developer of the overclocking application SetCPU, Michael Huang, has managed to get the HTC EVO 3D, which is powered by a 1.2GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM8660 CPU, overclocked to a whopping 1.7GHz! This feat is even more remarkable seeing as the EVO 3D is still S-ON and only has temporary root access, so the overclocking is made possible by a custom kernel module. The MSM8660 CPU from Qualcomm is underclocked to 1.2GHz in the EVO 3D and HTC Sensation, but is actually capable of 1.5GHz and kicks all kinds of butt at[Read More...]
The LG Optimus Black may already be available on a handful of Carriers, and I already have one in my hands right now to review, but come July 12th we’ll be able to add Telstra to the list of available outlets to purchase the Optimus Black. A source has told us that the device will launch Tuesday next week and will be $0 upfront on Telstra’s Freedom Connect Plan over 2 years. From my play with the Optimus Black I can say it’s a fairly good device; strong design with a crappy UI. I’m hoping to have the review up[Read More...]
So it turns out the rumour we’d heard was a little off, maybe due to the delays in Telstra making sure the Galaxy S II was 100% optimised for the NextG Network. All that aside, Telstra have officially announced that the Samsung Galaxy S II will be available in stores and online from July 26th with an outright price of $840, which is a little bit hefty considering MobiCity sell it outright at $749. Plan pricing is exactly what we expected: $59 Freedom Connect Plan + $20/mo MRO $79 Freedom Connect Plan + $15/mo MRO Telstra also made a point[Read More...]
So you’re holding out for the HTC Sensation on Telstra, but you’re unsure of when you’ll have your hands on it? Fret no more. A source has just informed us that the Dual-Core, Sense UI 3.0 toting HTC Sensation will be available from Telstra on July 12th. As for plan pricing, we were told that it would be available for $0 on Telstra’s Freedom Connect plan, which includes $800 of credit; unlimited MessageBank and national texts; and 2GB of blazing fast data for your almost-HSPA+ Sensation. Here’s hoping Telstra can fill in the gaps when they officially announce a release[Read More...]
Pricing: We haven’t heard a word on pricing just yet. Big T might be working out how to better price the SGSII alongside the Sensation. Yay for the Rumour Mill which is currently pumping out enough rumours to power a small town, or at least my tech-filled house. What we’ve got here is a tidbit that suggests Telstra will make the Galaxy S II available on July 16th, which is just under 3 weeks from today and just over 2 weeks from when they’ll announce availability on Thursday. The phrase ‘make available‘ is fairly ambiguous though. We’re thinking that maybe[Read More...]