Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 priced and dated for Australia

Nokia has announced the pricing and availability of its Lumia 710 and 800 Windows Phone 7 handsets in Australia.

Nokia managing director for Australia and New Zealand Chris Carr said the Lumia 710 would sell in Australia from March for $379 outright, alongside the Lumia 800 which will retail unlocked for $699.

The Lumia 800 will be available through all 3 major Australia carriers (Telstra, Optus and Vodafone) while the 710 will sell through Optus and Virgin Mobile, as well as retail outlets.

The handsets will come with Nokia Music, with  a library of 15 million tracks, Nokia Mix Radio, a streaming music service, Nokia Drive – a turn-by-turn navigation system, and Nokia maps are among app offerings.

The Australian models of the Lumia 800 will come in four colours: black, blue (cyan), pink (magenta) and white. The Lumia 710 handset will be available in black and white variants, but consumers can choose from black, white, cyan, pink and yellow backplates to mix and match the look of the handset.

Handsets are expected to be available at the beginning of March, with each carrier making their own specific announcements.