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Nokia Lumia 610 and Lumia 900 heading to Australia in June

Australia getting Lumia 610 and Lumia 900 in June

Last week, we told you about an upcoming media event that would be held in Australia today. At today's gathering, it was confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 610 and Lumia 900 will be coming to Australia next month, though no firm dates were revealed. The Lumia 900 will available on Optus in mid-to-late June for a $0 upfront $59 on a 2-year contract or for $699 unlocked and contract-free. Sadly, it looks as though Australia will not see the 4G LTE Lumia 900, as it is limited to AT&T in the U.S. and Rogers in Canada. The Australian 900 will, however, have HSDPA+, which should be faster than typical 3G. The 900 sports a 1.4Ghz chip, 4.3 AMOLED display and a 8MP rear camera with a 1MP front-facing camera.

As for the Lumia 610, it will be offered exclusively through Boost Mobile until July, when it will become available on Vodaphone. It is expected to fetch $329 on Boost Mobile and possibly cheaper once it hits Vodaphone. In another disappointing turn, the Aussie Lumia 610 will be without NFC, a feature that is evidently exclusive to the Orange France iteration.  The economic Lumia 610 features an 800Mhz processor with 256MB RAM, 5MP camera and a 3.2 LCD display.

Source: Gizmodo; Via: Techin5; Thanks for the tip, Jubbin!

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wetworker says:

Still waiting on that elusive cyan lumia 900 on Rogers :(

Come on...get the black or get one from AT&T already,

schlubadub says:

Why on earth would we want to pay more for the non-4G local stock when we can import from Canada (I'm not going near ATT) and get 4G + $250 saving? Anyone know how good Rogers have been with WP updates?

paulomalley says:

Maybe because the "4G" one from Canada won't get 4G here in Aus anyway, and secondly, the Canadian one is only single channel HSPA+, not Dual Channel... You would be better off buying your 900 from the UK because at least then it will be Dual Channel HSPA+ and will get the most out of Telstra's Network... Just Sayin'

schlubadub says:

Awesome, thanks for the info... The UK it is! :)

mccasive says:

I'm not too sure but I think the Lumia 610 has 3.7" screen and not 3.2" as reported by this writer

slygamer says:

Did no-one learn from the iPad 4G debacle Apple recently lost, forcing them to remove the 4G reference from their product?  4G is a meaningless label that should be dropped.

jimski says:

I suspect AT&T didn't get that memo.

schlubadub says:

That's because it actually wasn't 4G on the iPad. They said it was "3G at 4G speeds" but it was misleading. Call it LTE or whatever you want... The general consumer knows about 4G as that's what it's being sold as.

schlubadub says:

That's in Australia BTW. I realise it is 4G in the US. They had it advertised as "4G LTE capable" but didn't mention it wouldn't ever be capable in most non-US countries.

nez99 says:

How much is it to buy the Lumia 900 in the US outright not on contract?

arnieman says:

Pretty sure the 900 is coming to Telstra with LTE support.
Optus don't even have 4G technology yet I think