Looking for a cheap Android handset? Telstra is selling the white version of Motorola‘s year-old RAZR M at its online store for just $199. While the HTC One, Galaxy S4 and Xperia Z1 have pushed baseline Android handset specifications forward this year, the RAZR M still stands as a real attempt by Motorola to bring some power to the smaller handset form factor — it’s just a shame that it’s now last year’s definition of “power”. I was quite fond of it when I reviewed it last year. Telstra’s sale – exclusive to the carrier’s online store – follows Dick[Read More...]
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Telstra bring some early pressies for Galaxy SIII & HTC One Users, but Galaxy Note 2 users still have to wait
Good news for Telstra Samsung Galaxy S III owners as it seems the telco has approved the Android 4.2.2 ‘Jelly Bean Plus’ update. The update, which is schedule to start hitting devices on a ‘progressive’ rolling out phase is scheduled to start from December 2nd. HTC One users also have an update which has been approved for a roll out to your device expected to begin November 25th for Android 4.3 which appears to be updating devices to Android 4.3 JellyBean, with the update commencing for some users as early as today. The update too will be a phased rolling[Read More...]
Welcome to the 94th episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we had a few issues around staff availability, so Jason and Geoff spent a while on their own talking through the week’s Android news. Topics: Nexus 5 is coming to Telstra … for $60/month Australian retail pricing for the Nexus 5 – $699! … which prompted an explanation from LG Galaxy Gear gets a useful software update! Samsung says it’s sold 800,000 units in 2 months Factory images for the Nexus 4 and 10 were finally made available this week Google Engineer took to Google+ to explain some of[Read More...]
HTC this morning announced that its forthcoming One Max phone will be available exclusively from Telstra from November 26. Garry McGregor, HTC’s AU/NZ Sales Director, was quoted: We’re excited to announce that the latest addition to the HTC One family in the form of HTC One max is now available in Australia. We now have an HTC One phone for everyone. The One Max is the giant-sized version of HTC’s popular 2013 flagship device, the HTC One. It sports similar internals with a 5.9-inch 1080p screen and a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. It’s also loaded up[Read More...]
Today has been another big news day for Nexus 5 developments, and hot on the heels of announcements from Telstra and LG regarding carrier and retail availability respectively, we’ve now got a bit of an insight into why there’s such a huge difference in price between the Nexus 5 via the Play Store and via retail channels. Ausdroid was surprised to learn that while the 16GB Nexus 5 is available for $399 online, the retail version will go for $699, representing a 75% markup in price. This is a significant markup — we as Australians are used to paying an[Read More...]
After our report last week that Telstra would be selling the Nexus 5, the carrier has officially announced that its stores are expected to have stock of the highly-sought-after device from Tuesday November 26, with online pre-orders open now. It’s worth noting that they’re only offering 16 GB black models of the phone, and will also sell the device outright for $696 – a significant markup over Google’s price of $399, but if you’re in the market for a new device on-contract, you could do much worse. To sweeten the deal, Telstra is also offering customers who pre-order the device[Read More...]
Well would you look at that, Telstra’s website is now showing the Nexus 5 alongside a minimum price of $69/mo. The link to the device’s own webpage is dead (for now), however, the pre-order link works perfectly fine. There’s no shipping date on the site, but the 26th of November seems likely — in corroboration with information given to us. It looks as though Telstra will be the first carrier to take the Nexus 5 on board, most likely because of their strong relationship with LG.
According to a source of ours, Telstra could be selling the Nexus 5 as soon as November 26th — a little over a week and a half away. Details remain scarce for now, however, this source has been good to us in the past. Pricing is not yet confirmed for both on-contract plans and any outright costings, however, Telstra has a proven track record of beefing up the prices well and truly beyond any meaningful cost. So we’ll see how that pans out. It’s also unclear how software updates will work. Overseas the Nexus 5 will be updated by Google[Read More...]
Image courtesy of cnn.com In the wake of the devastating Cyclone Haiyan that recently struck the Philippines, and is still currently causing havoc, Telstra is offering free calls and text to the Philippines. The offer is available from now and until 6am on Monday 25 November. It includes fixed line and mobile services, and is free to Telstra retail customers. Group Executive Telstra Retail, Gordon Ballantyne said: “We want to help our customers who are concerned about their friends and relatives in the Philippines affected by the devastating typhoon to check on loved ones. Calls and text messages to the[Read More...]
The Telstra Dave, which launched on Australias largest mobile network last month last month, is a ruggedised beast built by ZTE. Telstra has obviously seen the need for a ruggedised phone in their range, carrying the Xperia Z and Z1 and now the lower end ‘Dave’. In a survey which Telstra commissioned, which interviewed over 1,000 people, they found some interesting statistics regarding how many people damage or break their phones and also found some interesting ways in which they break them : 58% of people have damaged or completely broken a mobile phone. 79% of offenders do so by[Read More...]
It’s the race that stops the nation, it’s an Australian tradition that’s reached the point where most everyone in Australia is glued to a TV for around 3-4 minutes at 3PM on the first Tuesday in November, but what if you don’t have access to a TV? Well, in 2013 you can watch it online and Telstra is the exclusive online rights holder for broadcast within Australia and will be showing it through the Telstra Racing Network website. With a mobile or indeed any other type of internet connection, you can head over to the Racing Network website or download[Read More...]
The launch of the Nexus 5 this morning has seen a flurry of orders, with the 32GB Black Nexus 5 seemingly the most popular model, with Google Play reporting the lead time as ‘Dispatched from warehouse in 2 – 3 weeks’. So what alternatives will you have for getting your hands on the latest Nexus phone from Google? Telstra has already advised that they are looking at the possibility of ranging the Nexus 5, advising: Telstra always endeavours to bring the latest technology to our customers and is currently investigating including the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system[Read More...]
Hot on the heels of the news this morning that Google has announced the Nexus 5 that we’ve all been waiting for, we’ve been in touch with Australia’s telcos to find out who’ll possibly be offering the Nexus 5 for sale locally on their plans. Telstra have confirmed to Ausdroid this morning that it is investigating the option of offering the Nexus 5 for sale on Telstra plans. A Telstra spokesperson told Ausdroid: Telstra always endeavours to bring the latest technology to our customers and is currently investigating including the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system in its[Read More...]