Telstra has (quietly) launched a new Windows Phone 7 handset on its NextG network, the Samsung Omnia W.
The Omnia W – a reasonably powerful smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 – is the first Windows Phone 7 device to debut in Australia this year on the carrier.
As first spotted by WP Down Under [and via Delimiter], it features a touch 3.7″ Super AMOLED display, 1.4Ghz processor, MP3 player and FM radio, Wi-Fi and GPS support, 8GB of internal memory and Bluetooth and 3.5mm stereo audio connector.
The device weighs just 115 grams, and can last on talk time up to 180 minutes, or 250 hours on standby.
Telstra – the only carrier that appears to be offering the device at this stage – is offering the Omnia W for $0 on its $99 per month plan over 24 months, with a total cost of $2376.
However the phone will face an increased amount of Australian competition with Nokia expected to launch its Lumia 800 range – also based on Windows Phone 7 – in early March. The device has been labelled a true iPhone competitor and is one of the first to actually get people thinking about phones that aren’t made by Apple with its unique design and user experience.