It was only a little over a week ago, at MWC 2012, that Pocket-lint confirmed with senior HTC management that the Titan II Windows Phone will be coming DownUnder. Fast forward to March 13 – and Telstra and their retail partners (eg JB Hi-Fi) will be launching the Nokia Lumia 800. This follows on from our exclusive launch with Telstra right here at this site of the Samsung Omnia W Gen2 WP7 device in late January. Based on information WPDownUnder has received in the past 24 hours, it would seem that Telstra are certain to unveil their 3rd new Windows Phone in just 4 months!
Talk about re-gaining the Windows Phone high-ground!
UPDATED: Scroll down to the end of the article for TBC pricing of the Telstra HTC Titan II 4G outright!!!
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.
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!