Telstra officially confirms the first Windows Phone 4G device in Australia – HTC Titan II
WPDownUnder have just broken the news that Telstra have finally announced the HTC Titan II, Australia’s first 4G LTE phone, and the 3rd in Telstra’s steady looking 4G portfolio. This of course comes of weeks and weeks of rumors and leaks, but the time has finally come to announce it to the world. We think Nokia’s push to get their Lumia 900 flagship device out has warranted a quick response by the HTC team (via Telstra of course), and it looks like we won’t have too long to wait until the Australian public can get their hands on a 4G Windows Phone.
Let’s not forget that apart from the speedy 4G LTE network compatibility, the HTC Titan II also brings with it an enormous 16 megapixel camera which is sure to turn a lot of heads when they hear that. It also features a nice 1.5GHz Single core S2 Snapdragon processor, 16GB of space, 512MB of RAM, and a large 4.7-inch 800 x 480 resolution Super LCD Display. Quite the phone when you think about it, especially in Australia when there are very few 4G phones.
As you can see, the Titan II is quite large and will give you some exceptional photos and fast speeds.
In today’s Media release, Telstra confirm that “Windows Phone fans will soon be able to surf the mobile web, respond to email and access work documents faster than before on the HTC Titan4G – Australia’s first 4G Windows Phone which launches next Tuesday on the Telstra Mobile Network.” In a clear pitch to business users and enterprise customers, Will Irving, Group Managing Director, Telstra Business says:
“Australian small businesses have embraced smartphones to help them work where they want and to stay responsive to customers and new business opportunities. The launch of the nation’s first 4G Windows Phone means small businesses can perform even more advanced tasks from the palms of their hands – like handling larger emails on the go, capturing and sending high-resolution images and video and accessing emerging cloud-hosted services direct from their smartphone screen. Best of all, Windows Phone is incredibly easy to navigate and immediately familiar to anyone who uses Microsoft’s popular Office software,”
Pricing and availability:
Business customers can purchase the new HTC Titan 4G for $8 per month after using their MRO bonus on the $70 Business Mobile Advantage plan for 24 months, which includes unlimited standard national SMS, and free national voice calls to eligible mobiles on the same account in Australia. 1GB of data is also included to use in Australia each month, which can be shared with other eligible services on the same account. Min cost over 24 months is $1872.
General consumers can purchase the HTC Titan 4G for $0 upfront on the $79 Freedom Connect Plan (after using an included MRO Bonus), with $800 worth of included calls and MMS, unlimited SMS and 2GB of data, all to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas) each month. Min cost over 24 months is $1896. Other plans will be available as well in the near future.
The phone will be available outright for $888.
We’ll try and get a review unit if we can, but until then stay tuned for more news from Telstra.