Getting in on the action which Optus created only days ago and has since seen Telstra respond with their own deal, Virgin Mobile are taking their deal in a different direction, offering more data — a whole lot more in fact — if you make the switch or upgrade your Virgin Mobile plan.
It’s happening. No, the skies aren’t falling but after an enduring wait while the press had their first look at Motorola’s next generation of devices it’s time for the public to be let in on the news as it trickles down from outlets and Motorola, including word on availability in Australia.
Do you lead a life full of excitement and danger? Do you scale great heights at your local rock climbing venue and revel in the thrill of it all, even though you’re hooked up to a harness? Well no matter what gets your kicks, Samsung believe they have a tablet that’ll meet all your media needs when you find yourself in tight situations. Just hope these events don’t happen to unfold anywhere above 1.2 metres.
Enter the Galaxy Tab Active. Yep a rugged tablet. But in all honesty water and dust resistance has become an aspect of design we’re all but sold on over here. The Tab Active adds an IP67 certification for resistance in said elements, but it’s highlight …
Toshiba revealed their second generation Chromebook over at IFA this week and it turns out it won’t be long until it’s made available here.
The the somewhat aptly titled Toshiba Chromebook 2 was announced with two variants at IFA, a lower spec model which retains the HD 1366 x 768 screen of the original and 2GB of RAM, or a much snazzier model with a 1080p IPS display and 4GB of RAM.
Care to guess which model is landing here, at least initially?
Yep, that’s right and unlike in the States where the base model will retail for $249.00, Aussies should be prepared to fork a ridiculous $449.00 when it goes on sale in October this year.
So what does …
Last night Samsung as you probably know by now took the wraps off the other ace they had up their sleeve, the Galaxy Note 4 but in the hours leading up the tech community got their first glimpse of a handset that would also share the spotlight on stage. That handset was the Galaxy Note Edge, a virtually identical phone spec wise but very much a different phone on the outside and Samsung Australia have confirmed the Note Edge and Gear VR headset will be making their way to our shores — along with of course, the Note 4.
This morning Vodafone announced Samsung’s powerful Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (4G) is hitting their network and will be available either outright or on a plan.
Available for purchase today both in store and online, the Tab S is offered on Vodafone’s Mobile broadband plan in 24 month or 12 month schemes.
Over the course of 24 months the Tab S comes in at $47 per month on the $20 Mobile broadband plan including a $27 device repayments per month and for that, customers get 2.5GB of Vodafone data to use across Australia. Optionally customers may select the Tab S at $52 per month on the $30 Mobile broadband plan including a $22 device repayment which instead offers 4GB of data …
As we reported just over a week ago Chinese OEM OPPO have today made their debut in the Australian smartphone market with four devices, their flagship Find 7 and Find 7a, their “selfie” focused N1 Mini and their more affordable Neo 5 handset.
When commenting on their timing and why Australia is the manufacturer’s first descent into the Western market, OPPO Australia’s head of marketing Michael Tran said:
We’re focused on innovation and are passionate about exploring the latest that technology has to offer… [w]e feel that Australia as a country mirrors these values, so we’re excited to begin our exploration into Western markets here.
As OPPO focused their push on other markets and ultimately found success with their products …
Telstra has just announced an alternative for customers intrigued enough by the HTC One M8′s design and features but not sold on its size or perhaps price and it comes in the form of its immediate sibling the One Mini 2.
Starting tomorrow, the One Mini 2 will be available in Telstra stores as well as online from the Telstra shop in Gunmetal Grey or an exclusive Amber Gold finish. Regardless of colour choice the One Mini 2 can be snatched up for $55 on Telstra’s Mobile Accelerate Plan over 24 months along with $5 per month handset repayments. The handset may also be purchased outright for $528 at Telstra.
In an age where smartphones are increasingly growing in display …
That’s right folks OPPO, the makers behind the much loved Find 5 last year and its major follow up line of Find 7s will be bringing their range to local shores early next month as the business embarks on a new journey as they continue to drive themselves globally.
In what seems as though it’s been a long time in the making the Chinese OEM is staging an event in Sydney on the 2nd of September to mark their official entry to the space.
At the moment besides event details, any details pertaining to devices, availability and prices are presently unknown, but we’ve been informed there’s more details to come soon, which we suspect will be revealed on the day….