HTC Australia has advised today via Twitter that their newest flagship phone – the HTC One – is now available to experience at selected Vodafone stores in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and the ACT. Unfortunately for Northern Territory residents it doesn’t appear there are any locations for you. But for those interested, you can check out this list : While you can’t actually purchase a HTC One until the 23rd of April; the ability to go in store and check out the features on the HTC One like Boom Sound, the Ultra-Pixel camera, Blink Feed and New[Read More...]
Post Tagged with: "Vodafone"
Vodafone have confirmed in writing to Ausdroid a short time ago that the Jellybean update for the Samsung Galaxy SII has been approved for both the Vodafone and Three network devices and is now awaiting a release schedule from Samsung. While this is certainly good news for those of you still rocking the old Galaxy SII, there is no confirmed timeline for the OTA updates to start pushing out as yet. Are you still rocking a Galaxy SII? Are you eager to get some Jellybean style in your life? Let us know in the comments below.
We’ve written a lot about the HTC One – in the weeks since the phone’s official Australian launch there’s been rumours of overseas launch delays and even frank admissions by HTC staff about their component sourcing issues. Despite the seemingly endless wait, and the looming release of a certain other flagship device, enthusiasm is still strong for the One. HTC has today announced on-contract availability across Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile, and Ausdroid will have a full Australian review coming soon. Some carriers are already operating registration and preorder pages for the device, while others will open up theirs[Read More...]
On the back of the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch only a short time ago, Ausdroid has been in contact with the major Australian carriers to find out when we can get our hands on this new device. The statements issued to us by their PR and Media departments are as follows. Telstra We’re excited to confirm that we will offer the new Samsung S 4 on the nation’s largest 4G network when it comes to Australia. Pricing and availability will be confirmed closer to launch but for now, customers can register their details to receive more information as it’s released[Read More...]
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, and the[Read More...]
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 also check[Read More...]
Coles supermarkets has begun trialling an NFC based payments and rewards system in their stores. In December 2011, Coles rolled out NFC point of sale terminals to all their stores giving them the infrastructure to launch the trial in conjunction with Mastercard, Vodafone, GE Capital Australia and NFC infrastructure company Gemalto. The trial involves 60 participants, and sees users downloading the MasterCard Mobile Wallet app and linking their Flybuys account to the application. This allows them to purchase goods while accruing Flybuys points for each purchase. Owing to the lack of access to the secure element in Android phones, NFC[Read More...]
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 Mobicity for $759.
Vodafone has announced that they have kicked off 4G trials in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. So far they’ve been testing the data speeds and MMS Services and their handover of voice calls to the nearest network, ensuring that the handover is seamless and users do not notice a drop in service. They’ve been testing the 4G service in the 1800MHz spectrum, the same spectrum used by both Optus and Telstra on their 4G Networks. Vodafone has powered up 4G towers in the Alexandria, Bronte and Randwick area where they are running tests using 10MHz of bandwidth; however, Vodafone intend to be[Read More...]
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 to Vodafone in[Read More...]
While not Android news, we do sometimes post things on Ausdroid for other purposes — important news about our team, corporate news and more recently, news about community things and the Ausdroid Foundation. This fits into the latter category — Vodafone’s World of Difference program is something we’d like to get behind ourselves, and something we’d encourage you to consider as well. What is it? Imagine getting paid (Up to $70,000 salary and up to $15,000 expenses) to leave your job for a year and go and work for the charity of your choice. That’s what the World of Difference[Read More...]
It wasn’t long ago we reviewed the HTC One SV, and we thought it was a pretty decent mid-range Android handset. I certainly did. The HTC One SV had a good amount of power and a killer battery life that just kept the phone going and going, and while it still runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (with little indication of whether it will be upgraded in future), the performance and longevity of the device won me over. The handset I reviewed was an Optus release, but now it seems the One SV has made the jump across to Vodafone,[Read More...]
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 if I’m[Read More...]