Android Phone Deals In Australia Appearing At Breakneck Speed

Vodafone's release of the Nexus One appears to have inspired a mini-tsunami of new Android deals, with Telstra dropping Desire pricing and Optus getting ready to bring the Milestone (otherwise known as the Droid) out in Australia.

Nick at Gizmodo is often our go-to guy for new Android announcements, and he's all over these ones. The Milestone will go on sale through Optus next week, with no up-front charge if you sign up for a $49 plan for 24 months. Given that my biggest objection to Android so far is the lack of a physical keyboard, the appearance of the Milestone is a welcome move.

Perhaps coincidentally, Telstra is now applying exactly the same pricing to the Desire, which is also now available for $0 if you sign up to a $49 plan. Previously, the cheapest desire deal was $60 a month.

Between these new announcements and the recent Galaxy S and LG Optimus rollouts, we may well have to revisit and update our Android phone guide somewhat sooner than we thought.

Motorola Droid Finally Landing In Australia As The Milestone [Gizmodo]

Telstra Cuts Price Of HTC Desire To $0 On $49 Plan [Gizmodo]


    Yeah, it's taken a few years since the g1, but I think android had finally arrived in Australia. I hope this spurs some better local development too.

    I just want the Incredible to come out now.

      Isn't the Incredible CDMA? If that's the case don't hold your breath...

    Way to go. Wrecking the headphones and potentially lining someone else to get gum in their ears. As if plane journeys weren't comfortable enough.

    Why bother bringing us the old crap? The iPhone 4 rips on this garbage now, so what's the point? Get the Incredible working on our networks and send it here pronto!

    virgin mobile have just released the android X10 Mini Pro, $5/mo on their new $29 ‘Smart Cap’.

    The $29 cap includes unlimited text to national mobiles, 1GB of data, unlimited talk Virgin-to-Virgin & $50 credit

    great phone/plan if you don't wanna talk much...

      Got a link for this Smart Cap plan? I'm usign their $25 rollover plus cap atm and only get 300MB of data.

      Oh.. and Kris - you may want an iPhone4, but the rest of us want to actually make calls on our phones.

        Hmmm, yes this is a major glitch in the new iPhone. One that I doubt couldn't be fixed, without ripping out it's internals and re-arrranging them... But hey, at least the calls don't drop out because of it.

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