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...]
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A few days ago we reported on a rumour from a very trusted source that the HTC EVO 3D was making the rounds at Telstra. Before then we didn’t really have any official word on a GSM version of this exclusively CDMA device, well that has all changed. Today HTC officially announced the EVO 3D (code-named HTC Shooter) is coming to the UK next month, which means it is a GSM device and seeing as we’re a country that also runs GSM networks the rumour now makes perfect sense. Hit the break to read my thoughts on the EVO 3D[Read More...]
More exciting news coming out of the Telstra camp today, with Big T saying they will announce the release date and hopefully pricing this Thursday (30th). Telstra will be the last carrier to bring the Galaxy S II to market, though that won’t hold them back from saying the Galaxy S II is better on their network, because it kind of is. The 21Mbit+ capable Galaxy S II will get the most speed from Telstra’s 42Mbit network; we’ve seen real-world speeds of up to 13Mbit. If Telstra put this device on a fairly reasonable plan, which I’m sure they will[Read More...]
Updated: Confirmed now by Telstra, the Sensation will be launching in July. Customers can register their interest here: https://www.telstra.com.au/eoi/keep-informed/. We know it’s coming, it has to be; the HTC Sensation has been leaked and rumoured here in Australia multiple times and it’s all come from the one carrier: Telstra. To almost seal the deal, Telstra sent out the above Tweet this morning with the worst/most obvious Sensation pun ever. To them I say: please stop teasing, Telstra, and just give us a date and price and a majority of Aussie Android lovers will be happy. If the Sensation is on[Read More...]
What you see above in my terrible, late-night, Photoshop’d image is how the HTC Desire from Telstra should look like once it receives the Android 2.3.x “Gingerbread” update in August. Telstra and HTC are going to remove Sense UI from the original Desire in order for Gingerbread to work properly, due to the low amount of RAM on the device. Because this is such a dramatic change from Sense UI to stock Android, surely Telstra are going to give people the choice of updating, as the user experience will change substantially. Either way, we’re going to clarify with HTC just[Read More...]
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...]
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...]