Today Vodafone have officially announced the arrival of the Nokia Lumia 800 to their 850 band 3G “new” network. In a post on their official Blog by Device Introduction Specialist Kieran McIlwain, they have announced the much-anticipated Lumia 800 will land at Vodafone on the 29th February, pipping some other retailers to the punch (eg Dick Smith – who can’t get stock in of the 900band Optus/Virgin 3G compatible model until mid March). So how does the pricing compare to other confirmed (and possible leaked) offers?
PocketLint have just reported that whilst there are no new HTC Windows Phone handsets being announced this year, it appears to have been confirmed that Australia will be seeing the local release of the HTC Titan II sooner rather than later! Kouji Kodera, HTC’s chief product officer advised Pocket-lint that HTC have taken the decision to hold off on any new handsets for Windows Phone until the next major (after Tango this year) update, code-named Apollo arrives.
“Kodera also confirmed that the HTC Titan II, announced at CES in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year, would be venturing out of the US and to countries that had an LTE network.
Although he didn’t give specifics, he did mention Australia as one country that would be getting the giant phone from HTC.”
Earlier this week WPDownUnder covered the retail pre-order kick-off for Nokia Lumia handsets at Harvey Norman (HN) and Dick Smith Electronics (DSE). Whilst Harvey Norman my have got the upper hand in Round 2, DSE have come out of their corner swinging in Round 3. Not only have they blown the excellent Lumia promotion on the the HN webpage out of the water, they have also thrown in added value for customers pre-ordering with them! The battle of the retail giants to score your dollar on an outright Lumia purchase is well and truly underway