Tag "4G"

Lumia lives: Microsoft’s new phones arrive in Australia

December 8, 2015

It’s been a while since Australia has seen a properly new Windows mobile, what with Windows 8 being replaced and all, but the day is finally here for new Microsoft mobiles.

HP makes its own Surface with the 2016 Elite hybrid

November 24, 2015

The post-PC world is one likely to be driven by tablets, not laptops, and if Microsoft’s Surface is any indication, it’ll be interesting hybrids, but Microsoft isn’t the only tablet maker worth watching.

Optus eyes 4G over ADSL with new home broadband setup (now updated for realistic speeds)

November 3, 2015

The answer to high speed connections at home may be 4G for the next year or so, and to deliver that, Optus is trying its hand at a plan made just for homes that desire super fast broadband speeds.

Sony turns out a huge mid-range for phablet lovers

November 3, 2015

Big phones are all the rage not just because you get a bigger display to work with, but also because you get a bigger battery, too. But if you want one of these, you may have to fork out a big wad of cash… and then maybe not.

Amaysim grabs more data for budget buyers

November 2, 2015

More choice is always better, and when it comes to saving money, we’re big on that, too. In the mobile space, both are big areas where companies do battle, which appears to be where budget telco Amaysim is playing right now.

Motorola builds a “shatterproof” phone for a less fragile world

October 30, 2015

Sick of seeing broken phones everywhere you go? Motorola is as well, and has come up with a phone it says has a screen that won’t break when you drop it.

Google’s new Nexus phones are here and no longer mid-range

October 27, 2015

There was a time when Google’s own devices were designed to bring in new customers not terribly familiar with Android, employing sub-$500 prices to get people on board. Not so anymore.

HTC materialises a metal mobile in the One A9

October 21, 2015

It seems as though HTC isn’t done with phones for the year, and ahead of next year’s Mobile World Congress, the smartphone maker is showing off one more phone that will arriving in November.

VoLTE to supercharge voice calls on Vodafone, Telstra

October 19, 2015

Mobiles may now be built to handle high-speed data, but this high-speed Long Term Evolution connection we use for data can also be tapped for voice.

Sony’s Xperia Z5 range arrives in Australia

October 9, 2015

Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus might win the attention of Apple fanboys, but over in the Android world, eyes are on Sony because it has three models on the way to grab lovers of Google’s mobiles.

Microsoft outs new phones, shows Windows isn’t dead

October 7, 2015

When it comes to the world of smartphones, it’s clear that iOS and Android dominate, but Windows isn’t done, and Microsoft has a few newbies with some neat tricks up their sleeves.

Amaysim offers unlimited text, talk for budget mobile users

October 1, 2015

If you’re less a data hog and more someone that prefers the old school method of talking or even texting, a new plan from Amaysim may end up saving you some coin thanks to some research by the company.

Google grabs LG, Huawei for more Nexus phones

September 30, 2015

There sure are a lot of Android phones, but no one does them quite like Google, and for its next flagship demo Nexus phones, the company has grabbed the likes of LG and Huawei to make two rather special phones.

Telstra takes on the bush with a rural-friendly phone

September 24, 2015

The environment in Australia can be harsh to mobile phones, not just with regards to build quality, but also to reception, but with the sub-$500 “Tough Max”, Telstra thinks it has found a middle ground.

Apple’s next iPad is bigger than your old iPad

September 10, 2015

There’s a 7.9 inch iPad and a 9.7 inch iPad, but say that’s not big enough for you, and you’d prefer a laptop-sized iPad for your big images and all. Fine, because now there’s an iPad Pro.

Apple’s next iPhones are here: 6s, 6s Plus both with 4K cameras

September 10, 2015

How do you beat the Samsung’s and Sony’s of the world when they’re competing hard with top smartphones sporting solid cameras? You join them and up your game, which is exactly what Apple is doing in the 2015 iPhones.