• Enjoy the freedom to innovate and grow your business

    [ad] With Microsoft Azure you have hybrid cloud flexibility, allowing your platform to span your cloud and on premise data centre. Learn more at microsoftcloud.com.

  • IT Admin: No Time to Save Time?

    [ad] Do you spend too much time patching machines or cleaning up after virus attacks? With automation controlled from a central IT management console accessible anytime, anywhere – you can save time for bigger tasks. Try simple IT management from GFI Cloud and start saving time today!

  • Free Forrester analysis of CRM solutions

    [ad] In this 25 page report, independent analyst house Forrester evaluates 18 significant products in the customer relationship management space from a broad range of vendors, detailing its findings on how CRM suites measure up and plotting where they stand in relation to each other. Download it for free now.

  • Great articles on other sites
  • RSS Great articles on other sites

  • Reader giveaway: Google Nexus 5

    We’re big fans of Google’s Nexus line-up in general at Delimiter towers. Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 … we love pretty much anything Nexus. Because of this we've kicked off a new competition to give away one of Google’s new Nexus 5 smartphones to a lucky reader. Click here to enter.

  • Blog, Gadgets - Written by on Thursday, May 17, 2012 15:38 - 9 Comments

    Will Telstra skip Nokia’s Lumia 900?

    blog Australian Windows Phone blog WPDownUnder has stated that it is its “firm opinion” that Telstra will not sell Nokia’s flagship Lumia 900 handset slated to launch in Australia tonight, with the handset reported to be an exclusive to the nation’s number two telco Optus. The publication reports (we recommend you click here for the full article):

    “We expect the Lumia 900 will be exclusively announced on the OPTUS network for launch … We are of the firm opinion that TELSTRA will not range the Lumia 900. On the surface, it appears their focus is in pushing 4G 1800Mhz capacity and relieving some of the arising 3G 850Mhz congestion issues they have seen”

    Like similar site Ausdroid, WPDownUnder is usually right in its predictions about the availability of phones in its speciality area in Australia. Personally, I think it would be incredibly idiotic of Telstra not to range the Lumia 900; I know of quite a few readers who are waiting with great interest for the device to launch in Australia, and I expect it to sell very well. Telstra was the launch partner for Windows Phone 7 in Australia, probably has the only network which can truly do justice to the Lumia 800′s capabilities, and should definitely be on board for this launch.

    One possibility is that Telstra will wait for a 4G version of a top of the line Nokia model before it jumps on board again with the Finnish company. We’ve been told that the version of the Lumia 900 that will sell in Australia will not do 4G through Telstra or Optus (just dual-channel HSDPA+), so perhaps Telstra isn’t interested in it on those grounds. Occasionally in the past (and now with the HTC One series), Telstra has lagged behind its rivals when it comes to big launches, only to launch an updated version of the same smartphone with faster network access speeds later on. This could well be the case when it comes to Nokia. We’ll know more after Nokia’s swanky launch event tonight.

    Update: WPDownUnder was pretty much right — see Gizmodo’s story on the launch last night.

    Image credit: Nokia

    submit to reddit


    You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

    1. Simon Reidy
      Posted 17/05/2012 at 5:17 pm | Permalink |

      I’m looking forward just to holding one of these to feel the weight and quality of construction. Aesthetically speaking its one of the most unique and attractive phone designs on the market.

      It’s not enough to entice me to switch to WP7, hardware or software wise, but its the only WP7 handset that’s really caught my interest so far.

      If or when Nokia incorporate their “PureView” technology (as seen on the 808) into a Windows Phone 7 handset, I’ll definitely be a lot more interested.

      • Posted 17/05/2012 at 6:09 pm | Permalink |


      • James
        Posted 18/05/2012 at 9:17 am | Permalink |


        Best looking phone on the market hands down.

      • Goku Missile Crisis
        Posted 18/05/2012 at 10:54 am | Permalink |

        I still want an N9. Screw you Elop >:(

    2. Posted 17/05/2012 at 6:55 pm | Permalink |

      Thanks for the mention Renai :)

      Looks like it is pretty much playing out as expected…
      Follow it on #lumialounge on Twitter


    3. Ron
      Posted 18/05/2012 at 12:19 am | Permalink |

      Huh? The dual HSDPA+ has theoretical speeds of up to 42mbps. 4G will give be about 5mbps most places and in one or two places in each Capital city up to 28mbps.

      I dont need a phone to get internet data that fast nor tether at that speed. My home ADSL2+ with iinet only gets 8mbps and thats pretty good for every day use.

      Some perspective please! If a phone can download at above 2 mbps that is sensnational for most portable needs.

    4. herp-the-derp
      Posted 18/05/2012 at 10:00 am | Permalink |

      They are attempting to lighten the “load” of the 3G networks, has nothing to do with Peak speeds, but everything to do with average throughput for each user.

      L2Internets before commenting

    5. Posted 18/05/2012 at 12:25 pm | Permalink |

      Looks like WPDownUnder was pretty much right — see Gizmodo’s story on the launch last night.

    6. djaus
      Posted 30/05/2012 at 5:58 pm | Permalink |

      I spoke to a Telstra person one week ago who said that Telstra would run with a 4G version of Nokia Lumia 900 on their LTE network.

    Get our 'Best of the Week' newsletter on Fridays

    Just the most important stories, one email a week.

    Email address:

  • Most Popular Content

  • Six smart secrets for nurturing customer relationships
    [ad] Today, we are experiencing a world where behind every app, every device, and every connection, is a customer. Your customers will demand you to be where they and managing customer relationship is the key to your business’s growth. The question is where do you start? Click here to download six free whitepapers to help you connect with your customers in a whole new way.
  • Enterprise IT stories

    • NetSuite in whole of business TurboSmart deal turbosmart

      Business-focused software as a service giant NetSuite has unveiled yet another win with a mid-sized Australian company, revealing a deal with automotive performance products manufacturer Turbosmart that has seen the company deploy a comprehensive suite of NetSuite products across its business.

    • WA Health told: Hire a goddamn CIO already doctor

      A state parliamentary committee has told Western Australia’s Department of Health to end four years of acting appointments and hire a permanent CIO, in the wake of news that the lack of such an executive role in the department contributed directly to the fiasco at the state’s new Fiona Stanley Hospital, much of which has revolved around poorly delivered IT systems.

    • Former whole of Qld Govt CIO Grant resigns petergrant

      High-flying IT executive Peter Grant has left his senior position in the Queensland State Government, a year after the state demoted him from the whole of government chief information officer role he had held for the second time.

    • Hills dumped $18m ERP/CRM rollout for Salesforce.com hills

      According to a blog post published by Salesforce.com today, one of Ted Pretty’s first moves upon taking up managing director role at iconic Australian brand Hills in 2012 was to halt an expensive traditional business software project and call Salesforce.com instead.

    • Dropbox opens Sydney office koalabox

      Cloud computing storage player Dropbox has announced it is opening an office in Sydney, as competition in the local enterprise cloud storage market accelerates.

    • Heartbleed, internal outages: CBA’s horror 24 hours commbankatm

      The Commonwealth Bank’s IT division has suffered something of a nightmare 24 hours, with a catastrophic internal IT outage taking down multiple systems and resulting in physical branches being offline, and the bank separately suffering public opprobrium stemming from contradictory statements it made with respect to potential vulnerabilities stemming from the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug.

    • Android in the enterprise: Three Aussie examples from Samsung androidapple

      Forget iOS and Windows. Today we present three decently sized deployments of Android in the Australian market on Samsung’s hardware, which the Korean vendor has dug up from its archives over the past several years for us after a little prompting :)

    • Businesslink cancelled Office 365 rollout cancelled

      Microsoft has been on a bit of a tear recently in Australia with its cloud-based Office 365 platform, signing up major customers such as the Queensland Government, Qantas, V8 Supercars and rental chain Mr Rental. And it’s not hard to see why, with the platform’s hybrid cloud/traditional deployment model giving customers substantial options. However, as iTNews reported last week, it hasn’t been all plain sailing for Redmond in this arena.

    • Qld Govt inks $26.5m deal for Office 365 walker

      The Queensland State Government yesterday announced it had signed a $26.5 million deal with Microsoft which will gain the state access to Microsoft’s Office 365 software and services platform. However, with the deal not covering operating system licences and not being mandatory for departments and agencies, it remains unclear what its impact will be.

    • Hospital IT booking system ‘putting lives at risk’ doctor

      A new IT booking platform at the Austin Hospital and Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne is reportedly placing the welfare of patients with serious conditions at risk.

  • Enterprise IT, News - Apr 17, 2014 16:39 - 0 Comments

    NetSuite in whole of business TurboSmart deal

    More In Enterprise IT

    News, Telecommunications - Apr 17, 2014 11:01 - 149 Comments

    Turnbull lies on NBN to Triple J listeners

    More In Telecommunications

    Featured, Industry, News - Apr 17, 2014 9:28 - 1 Comment

    Campaign Monitor takes US$250m from US VC

    More In Industry

    Digital Rights, News - Apr 17, 2014 12:41 - 15 Comments

    Anti-piracy lobbyist enjoys cozy email chats with AGD Secretary

    More In Digital Rights