Category Archives: New Releases

SMH Previews Lumias

SMH have previewed the Nokia Lumia 710 and Nokia Lumia 800 and you can read their impressions here. The introduction is fair and balanced, and explains the phones basic functions and the main inclusions of Windows Phone. The author was obviously impressed with the handsets.

“I got my hands on Nokia’s first WP7 offerings at this week’s Australian roadshow  and they’re certainly impressive.”

We look forward to seeing more of Nokia’s handsets in the press when Nokia starts its major drive on March 1.

Optus getting ready!

We get a Tesltra leak, we get an Optus leak, everything seems to be happening today!

Optus has been doing some work on the back end of its website and WPDownUnder is reporting that the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 preorder pages are ready to go live! Don’t get too excited, no pricing yet 😦 But we do have a “will be delivered after 1st of March” message clearly viable on the site.

Source: Windows Phone Down Under

 

Pre-order your Lumia 800 at Dick Smith

DSESeems like something is happening with consumer electronics stores, they hear the news that Nokia Phones are coming soon!  Dick Smith is now taking preorders for the Nokia Lumia 800, black model on their website. The handset is available unlocked for $628 and will be shipped on the first of March. Will this indicate the date the device will also hit carriers? Only time will tell!

Source: Dick Smith

Feel Like a Splash of Colour?

Lumia DevicesWe are happy to confirm that the Nokia Lumia 800 will be available in 4 colours at launch. The Lumia 800’s Australian release will be very colourful with black, cyan, magenta and white all being available at launch. It is unclear as to whether some colours may be carier specific when the device is launched next month on Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

I know I’m looking forward to the beginning of March so I can get one of these in my pocket!

Source: WMPowerUser

Lumia 710 heading to Optus and Virgin

Nokia Lumia 710
Image Source: Nokia Australia

Yesterday it was announced that the Nokia Lumia 710 would be coming to Optus and Virgin in the coming weeks. The unlocked price of the Handset will be $379, so we can expect to see the handset in the $19/$29 cap ranges. The handset will also be available to purchase from a number of leading retail stores.

The Nokia lumia 710 is Nokia’s lower end Windows Phone handset which was announced alongside the Lumia 800. It has a 5MP camera, 8GB of storage and a 1MHz processor. The 710 stands out due to its physical buttons, with most other Windows Phones having capacitive buttons.

A Window through the Sea of Robots

The Samsung Omnia W is now available on the Telstra Next G Network. It is the first second generation Windows Phone to the Australian market, and a refreshing surpise on a network that has been focusing their attention on Android.

The handset features a 1.4GHz processor, 5MP camera with LED flash and a front facing camera with 8GB of storage all displayed on a Super AMOLED screen.

Samsung’s US version of the Omnia W has had the benefit of a marketing blitz in the US, unfortunately we are yet to see any advertising for this phone from Telstra or Microsoft. Maybe we will just have to wait for Nokia?

Check out AT&T’s advertisement for the Samsung Focus Flash below.