Remember when we told you the Optimus Black from LG was going to Optus in June? Well it turns out our source was bang on the money. Gizmodo Australia reports that all Carriers will be picking up the Optimus Black, which features a 4″ NOVA IPS display (480×800) and the now obligatory 1GHz CPU. Vodafone and Optus will launch the device this month, with Telstra following next month. The device itself is only 9.4mm thick (1mm thicker than the SGSII) and will run Android 2.2 with an update to 2.3 coming soon after launch. There’s also a gyroscope and 5MP[Read More...]
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It’s official, it hasn’t been that long and Optus pretty much beat them to the punch, but Telstra have finally announced they’ll be stocking the most anticipated Android handset of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S II. The 4.3″ handset will launch on Telstra in July, bringing with it theoretically blistering HSPA+ speeds on Australia’s fastest network. The biggest question on everyone’s lips however is of course price, and at this stage both Samsung and Telstra are being cagey about it. Look out for updates on price and availability closer to release, in the meantime you can read our Galaxy[Read More...]
It wasn’t long ago (and it wasn’t unexpected, either) that we announced the HTC Desire S would come to Telstra. After their success with the first iteration of the HTC Desire, it was no surprise Telstra would follow up with the Desire S. Today we can share the launch pricing, following HTC and Telstra’s launch party last night in Sydney. The HTC Desire S will sell through Telstra for $649 outright – available from 31 May 2011 - and will also be available for $5 per month on Telstra’s $59 Freedom Connect plan over 24 months. The plan offers $550[Read More...]
When we received this tip, we first thought ‘That was quick!’ – but it seems that the times are changing, and when telcos say they’re about to release something, they are. Well, Telstra surprised us this morning and announced the availability of the Motorola Xoom precisely when they said they would. Through Telstra, the Motorola Xoom will be available for $840 outright, or on a couple of different plans: $29 Data+ Cap plan + $25 MRO, which includes 1 gb of data each month. Total cost $54 per month. $49 Data+ Cap plan + $25 MRO, which includes 7gb of[Read More...]
The Samsung Galaxy S II is by far the most hyped device so far this year. I mean who wouldn’t get hyped up over a 4.3″ Super AMOLED + display, 1.2GHz Dual-Core CPU and Quadband 3G supporting every network in Australia at the proper HSPA+ speed of 21Mbit. The Samsung Galaxy S set the benchmark last year and there’s no doubt the Galaxy S II has done the same this year. Just from this intro you can tell how I felt about using the device, though you can read on for some more detail. You know you want to.
Announced this morning, Samsung’s newest addition to the Galaxy smartphone line up, the Ace, will be available online and through Telstra’s retail stores, starting today. Available both outright and on a selection of plans. The 3.5″ LCD packing, 5MP shooting, handset will run in at about $528 outright or starting $0 upfront on Telstra $59 Freedom Connect Plan. The Galaxy Ace comes included with the normal suite of features, you’d come to expect from Samsung’s Galaxy range, including Navigon Navigation and Swype, all ruining atop Android 2.2 (FroYo). Hit the break for a full list of the Acer’s specs.
So Ausdroid has been in Sydney rocking out with the people from Sony Ericsson. We were invited to their exclusive Xperia Launch party — held last Wednesday night — and we had a ball. Buzz and myself both attended what was basically the official launch of the Xperia range, the Arc, the Play and the Neo. We were served drinks and food by computer/console game characters and some famous faces such as Lara Croft and Bruce Lee, all the way up to Slash from Guns N Roses. It was a really enjoyable night, thanks to James at Sony Ericsson and[Read More...]
Here at Ausdroid we’d been given some pretty unconfirmed information from people in the past few weeks regarding the HTC Sensation on Telstra. Today we’ve had it confirmed by multiple people in the know and we’re pretty darn excited about it, though you can still add salt as required. We’ve been told the HTC Sensation will launch on Telstra in the coming weeks (possibly next month) with an announcement in the not too distant future. Update: We’ve heard the Wildfire S and Desire S will launch May 24th. To more concrete news: we’ve been told the Desire S and Wildfire[Read More...]
I wouldn’t usually put up a post detailing my first thoughts on a device, seeing as though I only just received the Samsung Galaxy S II this afternoon, but you guys are just too insistent that I supply my thoughts to you as quickly as possible. So hit the break for a quick read of what I currently think of the SGSII.
If you haven’t yet heard of the HTC Sensation (codenamed Pyramid), it is HTC’s first 1.2GHz dual-core powered Android device with a 4.3″ qHD Super LCD display. Those two specs are more than enough to get your geek juices flowing, then comes the bad news: the bootloader is signed. What does this mean to the average Android user? Jack-all. Though for a savvy Android user this means that you cannot flash custom builds of Android onto the device, which somewhat goes against the openness of Android. Motorola have been getting a kicking over this lately and have said they’ll be[Read More...]
You may or may not have heard of a little-known device called the Samsung Galaxy S II. Well this 4.3″ Super AMOLED + device with a 1.2GHz Dual-core CPU has already racked up around 3 million pre-orders from carriers worldwide, which is quite the achievement for a device that only hit shelves last week in some countries. As for when it’ll hit Australia, who knows for certain but we’ve got our money on Optus and Telstra making announcements very soon or you could always jump over to MobiCity and pick one up now. Our review unit is expected to arrive[Read More...]
Following on from the rumour post yesterday, regarding the Xoom, the Atrix and Optus. Delimiter has reported that Optus, are in fact going to be taking the Xoom starting June. This leaves the Atrix tied up in a exclusive agreement with Telstra, my guess is for three months. This means the three major networks in Australia, Vodafone, Optus and Telstra, now have 10 inch, Honeycomb driven tablets at their disposal. Let the games begin I say. Pricing is still yet to be announced, when it is, be sure to check in with us, as we will report on it for[Read More...]
Now let me just say this first and foremost, this is just a rumour. It has come from a reliable source and I have been told, that it is extremely likely that this will happen. So, it seems as though the newly announced Xoom and Atrix, are looking like they will be taken by Optus, once the deal with Telstra is expired. This echos the Defy deal, three month agreement with Telstra, followed by Optus taking it in an exclusive white colour. The only real way to tell, is for wait for more information to come to light. We have[Read More...]