Vodafone has just announced that they’re now testing Sony’s new baby, the Xperia Z via their Google+ page. Sony’s latest flagship phone boasts a 5-inch, 1080p display powered by a quad-core 1.5 Ghz CPU and 2330 mAh battery, runs Jelly Bean 4.1.2 out of the box, and promises to be water- and dust-proof. To say it’s a highly sought-after item would be an understatement. The device is rumoured for release in Japan on February 9 and in Europe on February 18. While Vodafone hasn’t yet announced availability or pricing, it’s encouraging to know they’re already putting the device through its[Read More...]
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Vodafone has announced this evening that it will reverse two of its recent controversial pricing changes, but social media addicts are still out in the cold. Vodafone announced changes to its prepaid plans on January 10 including the end of its longstanding free social networking promotion, which provided its prepaid customers with free access to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, FourSquare, YouTube and MySpace. In the same announcement they also announced that they would also change data billing to 1MB per session, and charge data usage in 1MB increments. All three changes concerned users greatly – not only might they now pay[Read More...]
In the middle of last year we received information that Crazy Johns would be closing some of their retail stores and this did indeed come to pass with a number of stores closing their doors. This morning we’ve been tipped that Crazy Johns wanted to take this further and close all their store, we’ve just confirmed this with Crazy Johns parent company Vodafone Hutchison Australia who have confirmed the retiring of the Crazy Johns brand. Vodafone has advised that as of February 20th, Vodafone will begin to retire the Crazy Johns brand across Australia streamlining their retail brand presence into[Read More...]
Gizmodo Australia is reporting that the Sony Xperia Z will not only come to Telstra, but likely Vodafone and Optus as well, according to the man in charge of Sony Mobile Oceania, John Featherstone. The device is expected to launch in March across the carriers. If a Sony device with 4G LTE is your kind of thing, you’ll be happy to know that 80% of their devices will have 4G in them. It’s looking like it could be a good year for Sony Mobile.
Christmas has come early! Vodafone branded HTC One X handsets will begin receiving the update to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean as of 2pm today. The update will bring all of the features from Android 4.1.1 such as Google Now, Project Butter as well as addressing some small bugs and glitches present on the handset previously. The upgrade is being pushed through as an Over The Air Update and Vodafone has waived the data access fees normally associated with downloading the update, simply ensure that you’re not connected to a roaming network here or overseas and that you have the Vodafone[Read More...]
It’s been a loooooong wait and Samsung has certainly been a major factor in the reason behind the wait, but it appears the wait is nearly over for Vodafone Galaxy Nexus owners with this weeks latest software update blog advising that the upgrade from Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.04) to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2) is ‘Approved, awaiting roll out by Google’. To prompt your phone to check for a software update you can go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check now for update. The rollout hasn’t begun as yet as far as we know and even[Read More...]
On Monday this week, we announced that we’d negotiated an exclusive deal with Vodafone, to give away a Samsung Galaxy S III thanks to Samsung to celebrate the arrival of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rollout which began on Monday at 1pm. We held a fairly simple competition – we jam-packed a jar full of jellybeans, counted how many would fit, and asked you – our readers – to simply guess how many there were. We had such a fantastic response that I’m still a little lost for words, with over a thousand entries received. While we did not have[Read More...]
Vodafone has just announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available in-store and online from December 5th on their $50 Plan with a $10 monthly handset repayment on a 24 month contract(total min cost $1440), other plans will no doubt be available but at this stage the Note II is not showing up on the Vodafone website. Update : The Galaxy Note II from Vodafone is the N7105 4G enabled model so it will run on their existing 3G network which Vodafone has spent 22 months upgrading as well as being ready for the 1800MHz 4G LTE network[Read More...]
Vodafone have just announced over at their blog something that Samsung Galaxy S III owners have been anxiously (and, perhaps, impatiently) waiting for. That’s right – come 1pm on Monday 26 November, Samsung will begin rolling out the Jelly Bean over-the-air update to your Vodafone Galaxy S III handsets. As with most OTA updates, Vodafone advises this will be occurring in batches, so if you don’t get an update notification straight away, don’t panic, chances are you’ll receive it within the next two weeks, to make sure the OTA updates flying about don’t cripple networks and destroy things. As a[Read More...]
Galaxy S3 owners on Vodafone – The wait is nearly over! The Vodafone Blog has been updated with a notable change, the 4.1.1 Jellybean update is scheduled to roll out this coming Monday. In the never ending race between the carriers to get updated out to their branded Android handsets, it seems that Vodafone has won the race on the Galaxy S3 Jellybean update, adding it to their already considerable list of updates they’ve beaten the others to. I for one cannot wait; I nearly went with a third party ROM to get Jellybean, telling myself “Be patient, it’s coming”[Read More...]
Sony Mobile today announced the release of the Xperia TX – the official smartphone of the James Bond movie Skyfall – from 28 November. The Xperia TX will be available on Vodafone’s $50 plan and outright from Sony Centres for $629. The Xperia TX is a quad-band HSPA phone (no LTE) with a 4.6″ 720p display, 16GB onboard memory with microSD slot, 1.5GHz Dual Core Krait processor, 13MP camera and launches with Android 4.0 (ICS). Not exactly a flagship device, but well-priced and will gain some great publicity through its association with the new Bond film.
Near Field Communication technology – or NFC – is a feature that’s been appearing more recently on a few devices (such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Nexus 4), but hasn’t had much use here in Australia. NFC proponents have been banging the mobile payments drum for a while now, and while Google’s Wallet system has been available in the US for some time now, it’s yet to roll out anywhere else. A few of the major Australian banks have shown interest, with ANZ and Westpac both trialling NFC payment systems, but there’s been nothing publicly available so[Read More...]
A while back we announced the Galaxy Mini 2 giveaway to give you, our readers the chance to win the Galaxy Mini 2 we were given by Vodafone as part of our Nexus S Jelly Bean Challenge. The competition called for you to submit stories on the most spectacular way you’ve destroyed your phone. We had a lot of entries and there was some truly great entries, but there can be only one winner and after reviewing the entries we’ve decided to award the prize to Duane who submitted this tale of destruction : Phone was angrily thrown from car[Read More...]