Galaxy Note 3 is about to go down under, and is now available for pre-order for those in Australia. We've learned carrier Mobicity has the new Note 3 up for pre-order as we speak in both LTE and non-LTE flavors for those interested.
gift cards initially launched with availability being in the US only. Slowly but surely we've seen their Play Music and other services expand to other regions, and the gift card option is doing the same. We've recently been tipped that gift card support is coming to Australia later this month.
Google Australia reports that the Google Movies section of the Google Play Store is now live down under, on both Android and the web.
Ausdroid. They spotted the HTC One X hanging out a Virgin Mobile web page. (Not to be confused with the US version of Virgin Mobile, a budget no-contract network - in Australia it's more like AT&T or Verizon.) While there's no release date beyond "early April", the One X is free with a two-year contract on a $59 plan or higher.
HTC Vivid and previous leaks (even down under) had it titled the HTC Holiday. This 4.5" screen packing LTE smartphone is headed to Telstra and according to HTC is "coming soon".
lost its appeal of a decision made in an Australian federal court, dismissing their patent case against Samsung and its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. AusDroid reports that the decision came early Friday morning. The two companies have been locked in a legal battle for months, culminating in a rejection by an Australian Federal court after a long period of injunction against Samsung. The High Court denied the appeal, meaning that there is basically no way for them to continue with the case on its current merits.
Telstra has created the first Android-themed retail store, Androidland in Melbourne. Naturally various Android phones and tablets are on display, but more interesting is the Android marketing that positively saturates the space. And of course, there's nary an iProduct in sight.