I first laid my hands on the Google/Samsung Nexus S from Vodafone on Friday (25th) and from over a weeks use, I can straight out say I’ve been somewhat impressed, more with the software than the hardware, but it has been a positive experience overall. I covered some of the main problems I have with the Nexus S initially in my first impressions post, so be sure to check that out as well as this review, which you can get into after the break.
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Fellow Aussie and Tech Lover, Trevor Long has posted a video that gives us a quick comparison of the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1v from Vodafone against the iPad 2. Overall both Tablets can really hold their own, though the Android Market lacks the needed support for Tablet-friendly applications compared to the App Store on the iPad 2. Trevor makes note of how great the browser is on the Galaxy Tab 10.1v, saying how it is no different to browsing on your desktop computer thanks to full Flash 10.2 support and tabbed browsing. He also feels the Galaxy Tab 10.1v looses[Read More...]
With Samsung going ahead with the launch of their two variants of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, we thought we’d help you out determining the difference between the two (spoiler alert: the image above shows it all). The variant being launched in Australia through Vodafone is dubbed the 10.1v as opposed to the 10.1. The 10.1v is slightly smaller in terms of length and width but is 10.9mm thick, whereas the 10.1 is a paper-thin 8.6mm. The 10.1v also has a 8MP rear-facing camera capable of recording 1080p video at 24fps, whereas the 10.1 only has a 3.15MP camera snapping 720p.[Read More...]
After letting out some anger at a certain Australian Postage company, I finally received the Google Nexus S from Vodafone last Friday and have been putting it through its paces ever since. There’ll be a bit of a more in-depth write-up later on, but I thought I’d fill you in on the important details now. Enjoy.
Update: Data charges will apply if you don’t have allocated data on your cap, so head to the nearest Wi-Fi network to save yourself any extra costs. Remember way back in January when Vodafone said the HTC Legend would receive the 2.2 OTA update in February, well if you’re not currently aware it’s now March and the update is finally on its way to your device. No, we’re not pulling your leg, Vodafone has confirmed via their blog that the update is headed across the 3G (or Wi-Fi) radio waves to your device starting 12PM tomorrow — you’ll receive a[Read More...]
Update: A few errors wehere made in this article. My fault, sorry everyone. While getting my information from a number of different sites, I must have got a little confused. The 8.9 indeed comes with the Bluetooth 3.0 and the Tab 10.1 with 2.1, even though that doesn’t make any sense. Also the new 10.1 and 8.9 have a 3 megapixel camera, the older 10.1 still has the 8mp shooter packed inside. MicroSd slot is also included on the new models, whereas the old, it is not. Like clockwork, Samsung have held their Unpacked event at CTIA and as expected[Read More...]
Update: Crazy John’s have told me, that they have had the X8 available for $169 for a few weeks now, so hit them up and grab one, if you wish. It’s old, it’s late but it’s cheap. Vodafone are due to launch the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 on their network on both pre- and post-paid. Starting at $0 upfront on the $19 Cap and $45 Infinite plans, and only $169 on pre-paid, the little 3.2 megapixel, 3″ touch screen handset, is certainly priced by it’s age. Optus picked up the handset almost 6 months ago, now Vodafone are following the[Read More...]
Well , well, well, what do we have here? A roadmap of sorts? Yes indeedy we do. The roadmap appears to have been leaked from Brightpoint, who is one of the largest suppliers of telecommunication hardware here in Australia and around the world. They are also the supplier for all VHA stock in Australia, but enough of that, let’s get into it. The roadmap shows upcoming devices (along with RRP) from LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Huawei and Alcatel, and runs from March to July, which is basically the whole of Q2. Hit the break for the juice.
Vodafone have just announced via their blog that Nexus S stock has hit stores and now available for purchase. The Android 2.3 toting device will set you back $70/mo on Vodafone’s Infinite Caps, but hey, if you’re a real Android fan this is your kind of phone. Our review unit will be in Chris’ hands any day now, so if you’re after our review, it’ll be out soon. Hit the source link to head over to Vodafone’s blog.
As you know, last night Lucas and Buzz stayed up, with caffeinated beverages at hand, going through the 160-odd entries we had for our Nexus S competition run with Vodafone and Samsung. We selected our favourite entries which demonstrated creativity and best captured the essence of Android’s newest platform, Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread. We stuffed those entries in an envelope, and ran it over to Vodafone in North Sydney for them to select a final winner. Vodafone have just run back to us (it’s a long run from North Sydney to the Ausdroid office) and dropped off the winning envelope.[Read More...]
With the Google Nexus S available for purchase online from both Vodafone & Crazy John’s, the price war between these two friendly companies begins. Chances are you haven’t yet looked in great detail at what each plan from these companies comes with, so we’ve done it for you, so you can choose which plan suits you. If you’re not currently aware, Crazy John’s uses the Vodafone network, so keep that in mind also. We’ve compared a cap from both Voda & CJ’s that they recommend you sign up to. Hit the break to see our comparison.
Although this bad boy might not yet be available in stores just yet, you can now purchase it online through Vodafone’s web store. As you can see in the image above their most popular plan for users is $65/mo + $5/mo mobile repayments, which is a fair punch to the hip-pocket. We’ll be receiving our Nexus S review unit very soon, so if you’re not up to signing your life away for 24 months because you’re unsure about the device, hold tight and Chris will give you the best and worst of the device. If you’re wanting to get your[Read More...]
A week or so ago Vodafone told us that the Desire Z would be coming soon. Well, it seems Christmas has come early (so to speak), and the Desire Z has now been released on Vodafone. The Desire Z will be available on a range of Vodafone Infinite and Ultimate plans with varying handset installments, though good picks seem to be the $49 cap with $5 a month repayment, or the $65 Infinite plan with no repayments. When we reviewed the Desire Z back in November last, we really enjoyed it. It’s fast, snappy, and the physical keyboard was really[Read More...]