Sunday , August 19 2018

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We received another tip this morning from our tipster @miracleboi letting us know that the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus has made an appearance in the latest Telstra catalogue, available on pre-paid for just $199.

Why’s this interesting? It’s a good, reasonably priced handset with reasonable specifications. It has been available internationally since January 2012, but now it’s here, from a telco – you can buy it in a bricks and mortar shop easily and it might make a good cheap handset for the kids, students or folks with fewer smartphone demands. Key features include:

  • 5 MP auto-focus camera with LED flash, and video capture
  • Powered by Android™ Gingerbread 2.3 (Upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0) with access to the Google Play™ store
  • Powerful 1 GHz processor to help your videos, games and browsing run fast and smoothly

The fact that it launches with Gingerbread is a little disappointing, but equally, not really surprising given the price point. There’s no word on when an upgrade to ICS will be available, though.

Do you find phones like this appealing? Would you buy one for yourself or the kids?

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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tel$tra/woolies have just released a huwai shitter 800mhz with ics for $79,$50 off

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I can’t wait until you can buy a $99 phone with ICS (preferably Samsung)

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Yay! More obscure small cheap Samsung phones!

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