The Samsung Omnia W will always be looked upon somewhat fondly here at WPDownUnder. It wasn’t a bad device at all – having some quite smart features, and Tethering up to 6 months earlier than it’s more favoured Gen2 local competition! But most of all, it was the exclusive WPDownUnder was granted by Telstra (Thanks Dan!) to cover the Australian launch and deliver the 1st review. Well now, a little sadly, we can report thanks to another anonymous reader tip-off that Telstra are about to call final curtain call on this #wp7au handset.
That’s right, it will shortly move to EOL (End of Life) status at Telstra.
6 months after it debuted in Australia right here, the Samsung Omnia W has dropped off Telstra’s consumer online store, with potential buyers needing to call via the business phone sales line – or shop in-store for any remaining units.
We have censored the exact information Telstra have shared with their retail stores, however it’s fair to say that inventory points will soon reach a level where EOL status kicks in. Overall, 6 months is probably a pretty good run for any non-iPhone handset – and above par for Windows Phone!
In the same notification, Telstra go on to confirm some of the key MCR3 refresh update details for their ranged Nokia Lumia 800. It’s good to see that Telstra are continuing to engage their retail outlets and partners on Windows Phone.
Bring it on! So the Blue-ticked Lumia 800 moves into its second quarter ranged at Telstra seeing some important feature updates coming to it, as at the same time the Omnia W prepares to take its last bow. It will be interesting to see exactly at which point the next Lumia with WP8 debuts – and get’s the batten passed to it at Telstra from the Lumia 800…