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Another new “Blue Tick” handset designed for better reception in rural and regional areas has been unveiled by Telstra, and it’s the musically capable Sony Ericsson W508 sporting Telstra’s custom designed “TelstraOne Experience”.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Having heard what Apple's brewing for the iPhone 3.0 software, the rumour mill is turning to hardware features expected in 2009's next-generation iPhone.

Published in Core Dump
Monday, 16 February 2009 05:32

Is the 810-F the tradies' best (i-)mate?

Smartphones and building sites don't mix very well unless you're prepared to spring for insurance against accidental damage - apart from anything else, those large screens are easily broken. But i-mate thinks it has the answer in the form of a new handset dubbed the 810-F.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 04:46

LG develops 'world first' 4G handset modem chip

Korean electronics giant LG Electronics has developed what the company claims is the first 4G handset modem chip based on 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology standards. The chip can theoretically support wireless download speeds of 100Mbps and upload speeds of 50Mbps.

Although data “calls” on 21Mbps networks and equipment have been made in the labs and in demonstrations, Australia is the first place in the world where such a call has been made on a commercial, deployed 21Mbps eHSPA network, with a full commercial launch due early 2009.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 19:29

OMG! Nokia's real iPhone competitor is the N97!!!1!

If you thought the 5800 was Nokia’s iPhone clone, the long awaited N-Series version of the 5800 has been outed today at Nokia World in Barcelona, and it’s the N97! Coming with some serious specs including a slide out QWERTY keyboard, the only downside is the 4-6 month wait in mid 2009 before consumers can buy them.

Published in Market
Thursday, 27 November 2008 09:03

Telstra launches hot new Next G phones

Telstra’s Next G network is getting some of the hottest new phones, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s just in time for Christmas. From a new version of Telstra’s “Country Phone”, a new “simple” phone, to the top new handsets from Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung, Telstra’s hoping your next phone will be on Next G.

Published in Strategy
The latest salvo in the prepaid wireless broadband war has erupted with 3 Mobile’s new prepaid wireless broadband offer, bringing an option that has a year before expiry and a data rollover option that ensures unused data doesn’t go to waste – unlike competitors.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Tuesday, 11 November 2008 06:24

Samsung Omnia, the most iPhone-esque WM phone yet?

While HTC’s Touch range has worked hard to bring iPhone like gestures and graphics to the Windows Mobile platform, Samsung’s Omnia is far more ambitious, comes with a much higher feature spec, and thanks to Windows is much more open.

Published in Market
Although a 21Mbps wireless broadband demo took place overseas a few weeks ago, Telstra decided to use its “Investor Day” to make its first Australian demo in front of partners, analysts and the press, with more trials in December and a “full commercial launch early next year”.

Published in Strategy
Vodafone’s 3G mobile broadband network is being built by Ericsson, which has advised it needs more time for completion, although Vodafone says “a vast majority” is already up and running.

Published in Strategy
It’s funny – Optus owns Virgin, but “lets” Virgin totally outclass it with a pre-paid broadband plan that quite frankly isn’t stupid. What is it, good cop and bad cop? Whatever it is... Virgin’s pre-paid broadband is the best one yet.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Given Telstra has promised the Next G network will operate at speeds of “up to” 21Mbps by year’s end, new Next G wireless modems capable of faster speeds were due, and the first “small, sleek, super-fast USB modem” has just arrived.

Published in Strategy
After Telstra’s indignant response to Optus’ claims that it’s now able to go “head to head” with Telstra’s Next G network, Optus has hit back saying that it’s simply getting on with the job and that Telstra is “threatened”.

Published in Strategy
Yet another massive mobile broadband offering has landed in Australia, this time from iPrimus, promising not only a 6GB and a (consumer-level) unmatched 12GB plan, but also the promise of a speed-limited service after the download limit is reached, banishing those super-expensive excess download charges. What’s the catch?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Orange - Apple's appropriately named iPhone carrier partner in France - has admitted artificially limiting the data speed to a fraction of the 3G handset's potential.

After much price competition from 3 Mobile, Optus and Vodafone, Telstra has finally moved to increase the value of its Next G wireless broadband plans for consumers and business. They’re still a lot more expensive than competitors, but the introduction of a 10GB plan will make some users very happy indeed.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
At long last, Australia’s original 3G provider and arguably one of its most competitive, 3 Mobile, is expanding its previously mostly capital-city only 56% coverage to a much better 96% population coverage by mid 2009 – but will roaming costs come down, too?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Optus has launched prepaid wireless broadband plans, but there's good and bad news in the small print.

Published in Networking

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