Wireless + mobility

Huawei MediaPad and MediaPad colour Android tablets

31 January, 2012

Huawei has announced the latest version of its MediaPad will come pre-loaded with the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The company has also unveiled its new MediaPad colour series - MediaPads in three new colours: shadow black, classic brown and passion pink, running on Android 3.2.

First Australian 4G smartphone to arrive 24 Jan

19 January, 2012

The HTC Velocity 4G - the first 4G to launch in Australia - will be available on Telstra’s 4G LTE network starting 24 Jan. The phone features a 4.5″ touch screen, a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and an 8 megapixel camera. Keen customers can also pre-purchase the phone to have it delivered to them.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

16 January, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a 1 GHz dual core application processor and supports HSPA+ network speeds of up to 21 Mbps and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver fast mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times.

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary implements 32 Mbps microwave link

09 January, 2012

The Royal Adelaide Zoological Society has deployed a 32 Mbps microwave data link to connect its head office in the Adelaide CBD to the Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary, located 25 km away. The link is being used for videoconferencing, VoIP and to replace old cash registers with online point-of-sale systems.

The impact of BYO device policies on ‘big data’, and how to deal with it

15 December, 2011

The trend of employees bringing their own devices into the workplace will grow rapidly in 2012. This will create even larger stockpiles of data for IT to sift through and manage. Clive Gold*, EMC, reports on the impact of ‘the consumerisation of IT’ on big data - what he calls “the biggest opportunity of this decade” - and how organisations can best tackle it.

Perisher snow resort implements tablet PCs for paperless ticketing system

14 December, 2011

Perisher snow resort has implemented a paperless ticketing system, by deploying tablet PCs and radio-frequency identification (RFID) gates.

Huawei Vision Android phone

14 December, 2011

The Vision smartphone has an aluminimum alloy unibody measuring just 9.9 mm at its thinnest point, a 3.7″ curved touch screen, 3D user interface and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

NewSat signs 10-year contract with Middle Eastern telco

12 December, 2011

NewSat, an Australian satellite company, has signed a 10-year contract with a Middle Eastern telco for the provision of US$67.2 million worth of Jabiru satellite transmission capacity. The Ka-band satellite capacity purchased will enable the customer, which wishes to remain nameless at this time, to provide high-speed internet and data services across several regions within the Middle East.

Nokia rides Windows Phone into mobile market insurgence

27 October, 2011

With the launch of its Windows Phone-based Lumia, Nokia is making an attempt at forcing its way back into the smartphone market.

Motorola Solutions ET1 Android-based enterprise tablet

24 October, 2011

Motorola Solutions’ ET1 Android-based tablet is an enterprise-class tablet computer designed for a variety of vertical markets. It is particularly suited to the retail environment.

Himalayan trek puts sat phone to the test

18 October, 2011

During a recent trek through the Himalayas, an 11-person mountaineering team put a satellite phone to the test, using it to call home, conduct business communications and act as a safety communications device if anything went wrong.

Most Aussie enterprises will use tablets in coming year

11 October, 2011

The majority of Australian enterprises will introduce consumer media tablets in the coming year, in order to address the consumerisation of IT and cloud computing, according to a new report from analyst firm IDC.

Steve Jobs dead

06 October, 2011

Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of consumer technology giant Apple, has died.

Telstra 4G LTE roundup and analysis

30 September, 2011 by Andrew Collins

Telstra launched its new 4G LTE mobile network earlier this week. Andrew Collins discusses the impact of the network, the phones that may or may not run on it and pricing.

ETM Pacific ETM350C 3G ethernet router

21 September, 2011

ETM Pacific has introduced the ETM350C 3G ethernet router.

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