This morning Microsoft announced availability and price of the “Affordable Flagship” the Nokia Lumia 830 for Australia. There’s a lot of mixed feeling about this phone in terms of specs, with a lot of people of the opinion that it is not a true flag ship. Most Windows Phone enthusiasts will tell you that it really doesn’t mater what is under the hood, the overall experience is what is truly Important. Also it is likely the last Nokia branded phone to come out of the Microsoft stable, ending the transition of what has been a major, and controversial deal between the two giants of the tech industry.
Surprisingly the phone will be available from Telstra and Optus, as well as mainstream retailers [assume these to include Harvey Norman, JB Hifi, Dick Smith] For a recommended retail price of $579 AU.
With a premium design, superior PureView imaging and integrated Microsoft services, the Lumia 830 makes high-end innovation and performance available to more people.
Microsoft’s new affordable flagship, the Lumia 830, is the first Windows Phone to use the superior 700MHz spectrum, offering the fastest 4G speeds in Australia offering better coverage in buildings and in regional areas
Importantly the phone will support the new 4GX, 700 MHz standards that Telstra are rolling out. It will be one of the few handsets to offer this advantage over the next few months.
The Lumia 830 is expected to be available in Australia with Telstra, major retailers, and to Optus Corporate and Enterprise customers through Optus business channels in November.
The Lumia 830 will be available in a range of colours including bright orange, bright green, white and black