mobiles

Pre-Order The iPhone 5 Now

Screw week-long line-ups, you can pre-order the iPhone 5 right now, provided you’re happy to fork over money for the as yet unannounced handset to vendors in China.


The Daily Might Be Dead By December

Remember when The Daily was launched by last year Rupert Murdoch? It was meant to save journalism by updating it with fresh, amazing content presented in a new and fancy tablet-only format. Doesn’t look like that’s working out so well, with reports pointing to the publication’s demise before the year is out.


RIM Has To Sell One Of Its Corporate Jets

For sale: One corporate jet. Previous owner selling due to lack of cash flow brought on by poor business decisions, a failure to innovate and a perpetually delayed operating system. Condition: slightly used, some stains from where board members have cried themselves to sleep.


Huawei's Ascend P1 Skips Carriers, Arrives On Dick Smith Shelves

Huawei’s new Ascend P1 smartphone is coming, but only to Dick Smith with an outright price tag and not to carriers.


Telstra Tweaks Mobile FOXTEL, More Live TV

Watching live TV on your mobile phone sounds appealing, but Telstra’s Mobile FOXTEL option has never been particularly cheap. From July 27 that pain will ease a little with a simpler pack lineup and more live channels, but options for casual users are disappearing.


Android Manufacturers Should Stop Advertising NFC Says CommBank CMO

Yesterday, the Commonwealth Bank minted the Android version of Kaching after months upon months of waiting for it, and the most notable thing in the app was the complete absence of NFC payments capabilities. The bank blames Google and device manufacturers for not giving it the keys to the secure element on Android devices, but chief marketing officer Andy Lark spoke to Gizmodo Australia briefly after the event, where he made his real feelings known.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Arrives On Optus

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 — the follow-up album to the controversial Galaxy Tab 10.1 — is now available from Optus.


Nokia Lumia 900 Review: Can The Lumia 800's Big Brother Deliver?

The Nokia Lumia 900 is here, but is it worth the hype? Can it, as our US counterparts say, save Nokia and Microsoft from the smartphone backwater to which they have been relegated?


Lunchtime Deal: Telstra Offering Free Streaming AFL Content Packs

One for the sports fans today. If you’re mad for AFL, Telstra’s got something you might like.


How Mobile Data Can Keep Up With Demand

The demand for data on mobile devices is doubling year-on-year. But the availability of radio waves, known as spectrum, which broadcast all that data has remained constant since 2008. Estimates suggest that demand will exceed supply by 2013 — so what are we going to do?