The Lumia 1020 has to be the hottest piece of innovative camera technology in the world right now. Until today, with domestic launches of the Lumia 925 and imminent 625 handsets, Nokia Australia has been coy over the much anticipated local release of this Windows Phone “wunderphone”.
Until today. Here at WPDU you can rely on us to dig deep for the story. Now we can exclusively piece together the likely meaning behind Nokia Australia’s mysterious teaser today on their Facebook page – and report the expected AU launch date!
WRONG! The Nokia teaser actually related to an Aussie PR event for the Lumia 925!
It appears the speculation below was wishful thinking!!!
Earlier today on Facebook Nokia Australia posted this interesting status update.
“Get excited Nokia fans. The first ever Lumia Moon is making its way to Sydney. Only two moons to go.
Stay tuned for more details …….”
Pictured was a night-shot of the moon with a large ? as shown right.
With thanks to those in the know on some previous Nokia promotion, this echoed some of the initial PureView 808 Symbian marketing from Nokia back in 2012. We hit the web and tried to follow-up this lead to correlate the possibility that this FB post was confirming 2 months till the arrival of the Lumia 1020 to Australia via a Sydney media launch.
Here’s the My Nokia Blog (of course) post we found from back on September 2nd with some moon shots taken with the 808 PureView and a telescope:
Hmmm. that looks familiar. Let’s do some basic rotation only – and compare the two moons side by side:
That’s pretty damn close!
So adding all these factors up, it looks like the Lumia 1020 will be having a media launch, in Sydney (Melbourne’s turn surely!!!) around Thursday 10th October. This hopefully translates to open-market devices on sale in the regular retailers (Harvey Norman, Allphones, Mobileciti etc) before the end of October – and at least 1 carrier-ranged offering perhaps from the start of November or late October.
Whilst it is great to have an idea on the date…this is still a long wait for us all to moon over getting our hands on this amazing camera smartphone Down Under!