Australia – almost a WP7 Gen1 free zone as Microsoft update their Aussie “Buy” page.

For all of quarter 4 2011, and turning into the start of Jan 2012 – Windows Phone Down Under saw very lean picking indeed re: WP7 device availability. If this was measured by Microsoft’s own “Buy” page on the AU Windows Phone site – things looked pretty glum, as we ended up with only 1 online Gen1 device for sale and listed on their product site. This was of course (and still is) the extremely slow-moving HTC HD7 via Telstra. However with the launch (blink and you may have missed it last month) of the Samsung Omnia W…and now the arrival of the Nokia Lumia device…Australia finally gets some online options for WIndows Phone device purchases.

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Morning cup of LOL: WP7 Nokia-Bing Dubstep Screensaver

Ok. Here’s a bit of fun. Having recently purchased a screen saver creator App, we are making my first effort at playing with it available to WPDownUnder readers. Whilst it’s nothing to write home about or get too excited over, we did re-sample video, splice in some images, mix in some audio and the roll with some credits and (c) information to make sure we don’t get in any trouble. The result? The first Windows Phone, Nokia, Bing Dubstep screen saver for your PC or Win8 Tablet.

Check it out – and install it on your friends or work PC’s to drive them mad!

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Exclusive: Aussie Nokia Lumia Buyers Guide: Plans & Outright Sale.

Here’s my 1 page-post summary of the Nokia Lumia Retail Buying guides….from Carrier Plans to Outright Sales. Rather than go back and view all the indvidiual posts, bookmark this page as the glance-and-go resource you need to plan that new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone purchase! Please let us know via comments any changes or updates we need to make. Not all the carrier plans are listed, just the entry points with no extra MRO or handset payment above the plan.

Happy Shopping!

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