Nokia’s first Windows® Phone 7.5 smartphone is coming to the Telstra Mobile Network, Australia’s largest and fastest mobile network, from 13 March.

nokia-lumia-800_black-blog-inpostPersonally I couldn’t be more excited. The Nokia Lumia 800 is our second, second generation Windows Phone after the release of the Samsung Omnia W earlier this year.

And I can say first hand it’s a ripper!

The Lumia 800 has all the good looks and quality appeal of the N9 which I recently called ‘possibly the sexiest mobile phone ever created‘. Maybe a slight exaggeration I admit but building on that now, this surely must be the best looking phone in the Universe. In white, it is a truly a very attractive handset.

Couple that with the innovative and super-fast OS that is Windows 7.5 (Mango) on our Next G network and you have got a blazing-fast white-hot smartphone experience comparable with the best on offer today.

An awesome partnership between Micorsoft/Nokia and Telstra, the Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone comes packed with all the good stuff including People Hub (very cool integration of feeds from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) plus Nokia Drive (intelligent sat nav system featuring voice-guidance) and of course Xbox Live. Did I forget to mention the brilliant Carl Zeiss 8mp camera…

Here’s the pricing, availability and important bits you want to know.

Pricing and availability:

The Nokia Lumia 800 will be available from metropolitan Telstra Stores from Tuesday 13 March, with regional Stores and partners receiving stock progressively after this date.

Consumer customers can purchase the Nokia Lumia 800 for $0 upfront on the $59 Freedom® Connect Plan (after using an included MRO Bonus for eligible customers), with $550 worth of included calls and MMS, unlimited SMS and 1.5GB of data, all to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas) each month. Min cost over 24 months is $1,416. Outright RRP of $672

Business customers can purchase the Nokia Lumia 800 for $0 upfront on the $70 Business Mobile Advantage Member plan (after using their MRO bonus), with unlimited standard national SMS and free national voice calls in Australia to eligible mobiles on the same account as well as 1GB of data to use in Australia each month that can be shared between eligible mobiles on the same account while in Australia. Min cost over 24 months is $1680.

Nokia Lumia 800 is available in black (from launch) and in white (from Tuesday 20 March).