As we reported earlier this week, May 17th (today) was the day that all was about to be revealed about the Lumia 610 and the Lumia 900‘s status in Australia and it seems that most of our questions have been answered.
First of, the Lumia 900 is arriving in June (no exact launch date as of yet) and it seems to be an Optus only phone for now. It will be available for a $0 upfront $59 contract over 24 months (god we had 24 month contracts). If contracts aren’t your thing, you’ll be able to pick one up for $699 unlocked from Optus as well. Unfortunately 4G LTE didn’t make the cut for this device (and we don’t think Australia will really be receiving a 4G version of the Lumia 900 based on rumors), but it does come with HSDPA+. This will mean that you should theoretically receive higher speeds than normal 3G, but we’ll be testing that when we get our Lumia 900. The specs remain exactly the same as the European version of the device. No colours were announced but we think Optus will be getting the Cyan and Black Versions around mid to late June.
The Lumia 610 on the other hand will also be arriving in June and will be a ‘Boost Mobile’ exclusive until July, when Vodafone receives their model. This phone will be prepaid only for now, with a RRP price of $329 (though we expect Vodafone will present some cheap deals for this model in July). While the specs are the same as the international version, the Aussie version will not be getting NFC within the device (disappointing, but it’s apparently a French Exclusive).
We’ll try and bring you more exact dates as we come across it but for now if you want to get your hands on a Lumia 900 by May, then head onto Clove’s website and pick yourself one up today (Available in Cyan and Black towards the end of May)!