Motorola X won’t be coming to Australia — Motorola source

EXCLUSIVE: Yesterday we had two Motorola X stories, the first one seemed to be debunked as inaccurate rumour (if not complete garbage) fairly quickly, and the second was picked up and run by a few other news sources as well, but regardless of the coverage, the second story we thought had some merit. Before you read further, please note our disclaimer: This is firmly in the rumour file. While the information is quite specific, we have been unable to independently verify... Continue reading

More information on the Motorola X — this time for real?

This morning we brought you what initially appeared to be something approaching a realistic rumour regarding the Motorola X Phone. As it turns out, that news was largely unreliable and unsubstantiated rumour, and in respect of the imagery at least, provably false. You can see the pre-aged image used to create the fake as the article image; it's clearly a (relatively) poorly made render. However, what we now have could well be more compelling. Ausdroid has exclusively received a tip from a well-placed individual, who has told us that: Camera will be 10mp rear... Continue reading

NRL Live 2013 released on Google Play

Telstra's 2013 NRL Live app has been released to the Google Play store, just in time for tonight's season kickoff. The app was developed by Australian software house Outware Mobile and published by TelstraMedia on both iOS and Android, following Telstra's $100 million NRL rights deal signed late last year. It's a free download, and if you're not concerned with watching live games then you'll be happy with the basic features: LIVE Scores and Stats Match Highlight and Match Replay Videos 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership draw Match & broadcast details News, Pre and Post Game Reports 2013 Ladder However, a Monthly or Annual... Continue reading

ALDImobile launches tomorrow; here’s the details you need

We've told you about ALDImobile before but we thought that given the launch is tomorrow, we'd sum up everything we know about ALDI's offering so you can make an informed choice about whether you might switch to ALDI's new mobile plan(s). Network First and foremost, ALDImobile will be using Telstra's 3G network, to deliver 3G coverage to 97% of the Australian population. This is the same network used by Kogan Mobile, although as you'll see below, the pricing is a little different. Update: This is not, however, the same network that Boost Mobile customers can access; Boost has a somewhat unique arrangement... Continue reading

Vodafone: Sony Xperia Z launches March 13

Vodafone has today announced that they'll be offering the black version of the Sony Xperia Z to customers instore, online and over the phone from March 13. The phone is available on a range of plans, but Vodafone is recommending the $60 plan, where you'll pay nothing upfront for Sony's new flagship device. This makes Vodafone the first Australian carrier to confirm pricing and availability of the device - we're expecting Telstra and Optus will follow suit with similar dates. ARN has reported that Telstra will be selling the device in both black and white variants in stores,... Continue reading

Win a $25,000 Melbourne Grand Prix experience with Telstra and the new LG Optimus G

Telstra announced on their news account on twitter this morning, that if you pre-order the new LG Optimus G on Telstra between the 25th of February (Today) and 4th of March, you would go into the running to win a $25,000 F1 Experience pack at Melbourne's Grand Prix in March. So one of you lucky people who might or might not be reading this article and will be Pre-ordering the LG Optimus G from Telstra, will have the opportunity to win this fantastic package. https://twitter.com/Telstra_news/status/305872683273445376 Phone Specs. 4.7″ 1280×768 True HD IPS display with Zerogap Touch... Continue reading

Telstra expanding 4G network to meet broadband demand

Telstra to add a new 900 MHz 4G network In recognition of the increasing demand of mobile broadband users -- both with smartphones and wireless dongles -- Telstra has announced that it will be adding a 'second' 4G network to its arsenal, this time running on the 900 MHz band. Those of you who have witnessed Telstra's network congestion will be rejoicing at this point -- the dreaded 'full signal and 3G indicator, but no data moving anywhere' may become a thing of the past... until the new network gets congested too. Just as Telstra's 850MHz Next G network offered superior... Continue reading

Sony Australia now taking pre-orders for the Xperia Z

Sony has just opened up pre-orders for their new flagship phone the Xperia Z. Pre-orders for the phone are being taken via the Sony website and the phone has been listed with a retail price of $749 - excluding delivery costs although Sony advises delivery on a package up to 2KG is only $9.95. Sony hasn't given a date for when the phone will ship but they have advised previously that the phone will launch at some stage during March. Chris attended the Sony Xperia Z launch in Sydney yesterday and has one currently for review. You can... Continue reading

HTC One to be released on all major carriers

The HTC One is probably the most exciting thing in the mobile industry right now. HTC have really brought some innovative features to the table in an all-or-nothing assault on every other mobile phone on the market, and it looks as if the carriers are convinced. Telstra, Vodafone and Optus have all announced today that they'll be stocking HTC's latest flagship device in their LTE portfolios. No availability date or pricing details have been announced yet, but you can order the One right now from... Continue reading

End of an era – One full days trade left for Crazy John’s

It's the end of an era, the Crazy John's brand will cease trading at the end of today with some stores closing for good whilst others will be re-branded as Vodafone stores before re-opening. The re-branding and closure of Crazy John's stores was announced last month by parent company Vodafone who advised it was a move towards streamlining their retail brand presence into a single cohesive brand. The Crazy John's brand has been around with us since 1991 when John Ilhan opened his first store in Melbourne as a Telstra Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) before switching... Continue reading

New Motorola Google smartphone said to be a “game changer”

When Google took over Motorola Mobility, we -- and others -- thought that this would mean a range of co-designed phones and tablets which would run close-to-stock Android and generally set the standard for the industry. This didn't quite happen. We have certainly seen some great handsets from Motorola in the RAZR M and RAZR HD, and they are a lot closer to stock than Samsung and HTC offerings, but they're not quite what we think people expected. Back in December, we heard some noises about Motorola working on a project named X... Continue reading

Jelly Bean now available for Telstra RAZR M

The time has come, for all the faithful Motorola RAZR M owners the Jelly Bean update you've been waiting for is here. Motorola has just announced via Twitter that the Jelly Bean upgrade is now rollling out in phases so you should expect to see a notification on your screen shortly. We’re excited to announce that Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean is now rolling out in phases for the RAZR™ M. Click for info bit.ly/VMNC1d— Motorola Australia (@Motorola_AU) February 6, 2013 We've already seen a couple of people notify us that they have received the update on their... Continue reading

Android 4.1.2 update rolling out to Optus and Vodafone Galaxy S III now

Thanks to a number of tipsters who've contacted us, it appears that both Optus and Vodafone are rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to their handsets now. From what I can tell the update is going out as an OTA update but can also be upgraded via Kies as well if you so wish. To prompt your phone to upgrade simply go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check now for update. The update is for the Optus GT-i9300 and GT-i9305, the Vodafone handset is I believe the i9300 but please correct me... Continue reading