stories about Telcos

HTC announces Incredible S for Australia bound to Optus

Android smartphone maker HTC this morning announced that its up-coming Incredible S will be launched in Australia on May 1. However, it will be an exclusive to Optus. The new phone will be HTC’s first in Australia to natively come with Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and includes a four-inch LCD panel with 480×800-pixel resolution. In terms […]

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Shane Warne to Vodafone: fix network or I’m leaving

Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne appears to have reached his limit on Vodafone’s network issues, tweeting on Twitter: “Been a loyal customer and worked with Vodafone for a long time. But seriously improve network coverage asap or I’m leaving.” The Australian telco has been struggling with network performance over recent times and late last year, […]

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Optus to launch tenth satellite for Australia/New Zealand

Australian telco Optus this morning announced it will be launching its tenth satellite – called Optus 10. The satellite will be delivered in 2013 and be built by US firm Space Systems/Loral in California. The new satellite will expand the company’s services in Australia and New Zealand, offering satellite communications to both Australian and New […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab – can it kickstart Android tablet demand?

It will likely prove to be one of the most important product launches for the fledgling Android tablet market, a device that delivers features and design without the sub-standard performance we’ve seen from most budget-priced tablets so far. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab has probably been one the five ever-worst kept secrets (the other four belong to […]

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Huawei launches $US150 IDEOS Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone

Chinese communications provider Huawei has today announced the release of its IDEOS smartphone, featuring Google’s new Froyo-codenamed Android 2.2 operating system. The phone comes with a mix of features including embedded 3G to Wi-Fi router, enabling the phone to provide Internet for up to eight devices. It also comes with only a 2.8-inch 320×240-pixel LCD […]