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Vodafone, Virgin set to sell Lumia 800

It turns out when Nokia said the Lumia 800 would launch in Australia in "early March", it meant that magical leap year day between February and March.

It turns out when Nokia said the Lumia 800 would launch in Australia in "early March", it meant that magical leap year day between February and March.

Nokia's Lumia 800: coming to a Vodafone store near you. (Credit: Nokia)

Vodafone Australia announced via Twitter today that the Nokia Lumia 800 would launch on its network on Wednesday, 29 February. It followed up with details of pricing on the Vodafone blog, with plans starting at AU$0 upfront on a AU$49 plan or AU$599 for an outright purchase.

Not to be outdone, Optus subsidiary Virgin Mobile followed suit, announcing its Lumia launch date on Twitter. Virgin will stock the Windows Phone handset from Monday, 5 March, with pricing to follow. Virgin will also stock the lower-priced Lumia 710.

Telstra and Optus are also expected to announce pricing and availability in the near future, so stay tuned for more details.