Update: Telstra have commented out the HTC Sensation in the HTML of the page. Seems they might have gotten a little ahead of themselves. Well there you have it folks, Telstra’s new Expressions Of Interest (EOI) page now lists the HTC Sensation right above the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II. Surely this can only mean one thing: this bad boy is coming to Telstra, just like we reported back in May and further back in March. The 4.3″ qHD, 1.2GHz Dual-Core toting device will certainly be a major push for high-end devices in Australia that target the average consumer and[Read More...]
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Update: Apparently the Samsung Galaxy S does support “HD Voice” (which Samsung refers to by its proper name, WB-AMR). Activate it through the service menu by dialing *#*#197328640#*#* from the phone dial, then select 5-Audio then 7-WB-AMR, and turn it on. If you have a SGS 2 on Telstra, let us know if this feature works for you. Telstra today announced the introduction of HD Voice calling on their NextG network. What this is, is clearer voice calls on some newer devices thanks to some great new(ish) technology that allows a greater frequency of audio which in turn[Read More...]
We’ve just received word from a source filled with trusted Telstra knowledge that our nation’s largest carrier is planning on selling the Samsung Galaxy S Plus (i9001) in the near future. The Galaxy S Plus is pictured above and looks absolutely identical to the original Galaxy S; that’s because it is. The only difference between the i9000 and the i9001 is that it has a Qualcomm MSM8255T CPU which is clocked at 1.4GHz; a larger battery (1650mAh over 1500mAh); an upgrade to 14.4Mbit HSPA; and launches with Android 2.3 “Gingerbread”. Seeing as the Galaxy S II is hitting Telstra next[Read More...]
As Telstra and Optus are both selling the Motorola XOOM, we thought we’d do a quick little comparison to see which Carrier was offering the best value for money with their plans. Plans aren’t everything though, you’ll have to also put into consideration which network has been speed and coverage where you live; usually this is Telstra, however Optus provide a decent service in many areas. The three plans we’ve compared are all over 24 months, so we hope you like your XOOM a lot. With that information in mind, let’s get into it.
Now here’s an interesting tidbit of information we’ve received from a trusted source for all this Telstra: The Big T is trialing the HTC EVO 3D (codenamed: HTC Shooter) on their network and the device name can be found in their provisioning systems. The HTC EVO 3D has very much the same internals as the HTC Sensation, which is also on Telstra’s provisioning system: qHD 4.3″ Super LCD 3D Display 1.2GHz Dual-Core CPU MSM8660, Adreno 220 GPU 5MP Camera – 1080p @ 24fps (2D), 720p @ 30fps (3D) — 1.3MP Front Camera 14.4Mbit / 5.76Mbit HSPA Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0[Read More...]
In our inbox this afternoon was the following news – Telstra Motorola XOOM customers will be able to do even more with their tablets when Telstra sends through the updates to the new Android™ Honeycomb 3.1 software. The update should be available to Telstra XOOM customers in July. Here are some of the improvements and new features customers can expect from the new software: Full support for the final release of Adobe Flash Player 10.3, delivering significant performance enhancements when viewing rich Flash content on the web. Resizable widgets to enable further customisation of home screens. The MicroSD card reader activation[Read More...]
You may have heard of the following four devices or you may even notice a familiar looking chassis in the above image. Either way, these are the top dual-core Android smartphones that are going to hit carriers on our shores in the near future (the Sensation still up in the air, for now): Samsung Galaxy S II HTC Sensation LG Optimus 3D Motorola Atrix Each have their pros and cons, however in the end it’s all up to personal choice. What we’ve done here though, is create a little comparison table comparing some of the more important specs of each[Read More...]
Just in from Sony Ericsson – from 8th June, the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY will be available with Optus and Telstra. We attended the launch party not long ago, and it seems the launch is now imminent. Xperia™ PLAY delivers a world’s first – a powerful and cool smartphone, access to over 200,000 apps via the latest version of Google’s Android platform (Gingerbread, version 2.3) with the added bonus of a slide-out PlayStation certified game control. Xperia™ PLAY comes with six games pre-installed; Star Battalion (Gameloft), FIFA 10, Madden NFL 11 and SIMS 3 (EA Games), Bruce Lee (Digital Legends)[Read More...]
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...]
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.