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  • Netgear Nighthawk X10 Review – Ultimate in many ways, over the top in others

    There’s something to be said for future proofing your network to ensure you’ve got the next generation technology ready for your next devices. The Netgear Nighthawk X10 is the router to choose – if you’re the target market. Narrowing down who that is, that’s the real challenge. I’ve spent...
  • SONOS Announce PLAYBASE

    Today Sonos have formally announced their latest addition to their speaker range. Named the PLAYBASE, this speaker was created based on market insights. Sonos discovered that 70% of TVs are not wall mounted, they sit on top of entertainment units. The Sonos Play: Bar is mostly designed to suit...
  • Huawei’s new P10: An evolution on 2016’s best smartphone

    When Huawei announced the P10 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week it was sure to get some attention – Samsung was missing from the show and while Blackberry and Nokia got the nostalgic attention, in terms of 2017 smartphones the P10 could be the best of the...
  • Getting a jump on the competition: LG G6 available this month

    LG aren’t mucking around in 2017 – just days after announcing the new flagship G6 smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, they’ve announced it will be available this month in Australia. Timing is everything in retail, and in mobile phone world it’s even more so – every week...
  • Nokia 3310 enabled for 3G: Heading to Australia?

    With so many headlines, so much coverage of their announcements here in Barcelona, the disappointment for Nokia and fans of the 3310 retro handset is easily fixed: Enable it for 3G networks, and it seems that may well be on the cards. While not confirmed by hmd – the makers...
  • Samsung takes a hammering in mobile market share after the Note 7 woes

    Worrying signs for Samsung this week as the IDC sales data for mobile phones in Australia is released for the final quarter of 2016 showing a stark decline in their market share after a shocking end to the year with the battery fires in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. IDC...
  • Alcatel launches several new phones for the Aussie market

    Alcatel continues to go from strength to strength in Australia picking up additional market-share in the IDC quarterly figures released this week and maintaining their position as number 3 in the Australian market and 2017 looks set to continue that trend with three new phones announced at Mobile World...
  • Oppo launches a smartphone camera without a smartphone – 5x zoom

    At an event where mobile phone after mobile phone is announced, it’s refreshing, if not surprising to see a company announce something other than a phone. That was the case with Oppo today here in Barcelona – a huge crowd gathered at their stand in the Fira Barcelona Gran...
  • Podcast: Two Blokes Talking Tech #289

    This week Stephen and Trevor are in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, discussing all the news from the big mobile brands in the world.  Blackberry is back, Nokia is back – with a catch, plus LG, Huawei, Sony, Samsung, Alcatel and much much more...
  • Sony goes Ultra Slow-Mo with new phones in 2017

    Sony has been making top notch phones for a while now, but like many others cracking the market against the giants of the space in Samsung and Apple has not been easy.  One of the issues for Sony has been the variety of phones and variations they have marketed;...
  • Amaysim expands into broadband – offering unlimited NBN packages

    It’s taken a while to get the NBN to a point where a real difference can be made to the offers for home broadband in Australia, but we’re starting to see more and more happen in this space and today low-cost mobile telco Amaysim have announced unlimited data NBN...
  • Nokia is back with Android Smartphones, but the 3310 wont work in Australia

    When Nokia’s global CEO stood on stage today in Barcelona and talked about the company’s networking business and recent acquisition of the Withings company he quickly moved to the elephant in the room – consumer mobile. In a strange turn of events, having sold off a failing mobile business...
  • LG G6 Announced: Go Big or Go Home screen-size

    LG have taken another twist in the road that is their mobile phone journey, walking away from last year’s “modular” G5 smartphone and launching the G6 today in Barcelona ahead of Mobile World Congress. The G6 returns LG to the traditional smartphone design, with one important twist – the...
  • Telstra network upgrades – getting ready for 5G

    In Barcelona today, Telstra has announced a partnership with network infrastructure company Ericsson to develop and build their next generation national network in readiness for 5G. Based around an overall “Network of the Future” premise, Telstra has created a schedule of works that not only enables the next big...
  • Hands-on: BlackBerry is back – KEYone launched in Barcelona – $799 in Australia

    Fresh from showing off the code-name “Mercury” keyboard based smartphone at CES, the all new BlackBerry is back with in force at the world’s biggest mobile show in Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress and they’ve kicked off the show with the official launch of the KEYone. Using the taglines “Distinctly...
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