This morning Australia has finally seen the first Telco-launched Generation 2 Windows Phone Mango handset! Consequently – we can now award TELSTRA 1st prize in the 2012 Windows Phone 7 Gen2 release award. Accordingly, the WPDownUnder Gen2 launch count-up clock has been stopped at 3 weeks, 2 days and 9 hours into 2012! Despite the “late to the party” tag – only 3% of WPDownUnder readers accurately selected JAN as the first month in 2012 that a new Gen2 handset would be available here from an Aussie Carrier!
So – now the spotlight turns sharply onto Optus and Vodafone….in a race to see who will be last and latest to the party here in Australia! And – with a nod to Telstra for getting here first, we acknowledge them as the winner of the WPDownUnder WP7 Gen2 award! Hopefully this just gets the new device ball rolling (Nokia where are you?).
Better late than not at all (looking at you now Optus and Vodafone!)