Waaaay back in October 2010 I wrote about some of the confusion around carrier selection for Windows Phone and the fact that the websites from Microsoft, the carriers and the OEMs all seem to contradict themselves (to some extent) [link]. Well 14 months later we finally have some gen-2 handsets starting to hit the market, the Samsung Omnia W and the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800. Add to this that the various carriers have been doing network upgrades and, for the most part, the process this time ‘round is a lot easier, although not without it’s hazards, especially if you’re planning on buying an unlocked handset outright. To that end, Sheeds over at Windows Phone Down Under has written an excellent post.
So today was Melbourne’s turn to welcome the Nokia Lumia bandwagon (Twitter: #NokiaLumiaAU). I was unable to attend the event, so I’m not really in a place to comment. However, as the posts start to immerge from others, I’ll publish some links. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on a demo or review unit sometime soon(ish), but until then, here are some useful links…
More info from around the web
- Long Zheng’s photos from the event
- My Nokia Blog – Lumia 800 vs Lumia 710
- Nokia Conversations – How Nokia’s ClearBlack display delivers unbeaten results
- Windows Phone Downunder – A plethora of posts about the Lumia range in Australia (too many to list individually)