Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Huawei Ascend Mate
Huawei Ascend Mate – Roadtest
In keeping with today’s trends towards making our mobile phones bigger and bigger, Huawei recently introduced their Ascend Mate into the Australian marketplace. This is large phone – that’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 with it in the photo – and as you can see, this is not tiny. Being a big phone carries with it a number of advantages, and especially so for those of us whose eyesight is no longer what it used to be. The extra screen real estate means that details and images can be and are displayed in larger sizes...
Telstra Elite (Image Copyright (c) 2011, Gary Stark)
Fathers’ Day Gift Idea – Telstra Elite 3G Broadband
If your dad travels, and if he likes to be connected to the Internet, then there’s a good chance that, during his travels he may run into problems with connectivity.   If he stays in hotels, then there’s the issue of the exorbitant prices that hotels will charge you for your internet access. Usually, you need to pay by way of an arm and a kidney, such is the way that hotels in Australia will gouge you for the provision of such a basic service. Of course, dad might wander down to the local internet cafe, with all of the...
Telstra Mobile Phone circa 1981. Image courtesy Tesltra Australia.
Australia rings in 30th anniversary of first mobile phone call
30 years ago, the first phone call was made on Australia’s public mobile network. This call was made on a car phone system weighing 14 kilograms with a 45cm handset and costing nearly $5000 (or $17,000 in today’s terms). ...
Telstra Ultimate WiFi
Telstra launches world’s fastest 3G hotspot
Tuesday 21 June 2011: Australians now have access to the world’s fastest 3G hotspot with the launch today of the Telstra Ultimate® Mobile Wi-Fi – a battery-powered device that shares Next G® mobile broadband connectivity with up to five devices simultaneously. The Telstra Ultimate® Mobile Wi-Fi provides blistering download speeds ranging from 1.1Mbps to 20Mbps in Ultimate coverage areas which include Australia’s capital city CBDs and associated airports, selected metropolitan hubs and more than 100 regional centres*. Business customers will be able to purchase the super-fast device from today while a BigPond version will go on sale for consumers on...