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Mega-phones are here: Huawei launches 6.1-inch Ascend Mate

Chinese telco giant Huawei has continued the latest trend of the mega-phone, launching its own big-screen smartphone into Australia. The Ascend Mate features a huge 6.1-inch I-PS (in-plane switching) display but like the recent Samsung Galaxy Mega, the resolution here is only 720p (1280×720-pixels). What’s telling about the Ascend Mate though is the battery – […]

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Firefox OS to launch in 16 countries by end of 2013

Mozilla boss Gary Kovacs has announced the browser maker will send out a new phone operating system as soon as June. Firefox OS will launch into five countries at its initial launch, reaching 16 by the end of 2013. Talking at the AllThingsD D: Dive into Mobile Conference, Kovacs announced the first countries to see […]

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Budget iPhone to launch in July: analyst report

It’s no secret that Android is ripping up the smartphone market against Apple thanks to a swathe of budget-priced phones that deliver excellent value for money. Apple continues to command a significant chunk of the market but the lack of a budget model other than out-dated previous-generation models is hurting the tech giant. So it’s […]

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Samsung Australia confirms Galaxy S4 will include Snapdragon 600 CPU

Samsung has announced that its Galaxy S4 superphone will arrive in Australia with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor intact. The Korean giant released the news today amid speculation that it may appear with Samsung’s own Exynos Octa 5450 chip instead. ‚ÄúSamsung Australia is today confirming that the Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be available in […]

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Vodafone announces start date for new 4G network

Vodafone Australia has just announced it will be bringing its new 4G/LTE network on line within the next three months. The struggling telecommunications provider said in a press release that it will be ‘inviting customers’ to join its network in June with a staged roll out covering centres in five states. CEO Bill Morrow outlined […]

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