An article in Channelnews.con.au quotes an unnamed Telstra executive speaking about an upcoming Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset, which Nokia has been shopping around to carriers.
"It is very smart and visually appealing" they said. "The issue will be whether consumers are prepared to invest in a Windows based model. They haven’t in the past"
The statement is interesting given that Australia is seen as one of Windows Phone 7â€™s stronger markets and suggests some resistance at carrier level to the introduction of new Windows Phone 7 handsets there.
The article did not reveal if Telstra in the end agreed to carry the Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset, but even if they did the lack of enthusiasm suggests this may not be accompanied by much promotion.
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