The long awaited HTC HD7 is finally hitting Australian shelves next week. Along with the major WP7 update that begun overnight, this could be a much needed shot in the arm for the WP7 platform.
The phone will be available for $768 outright. It will also be available on 24 month contracts across a range of price points with monthly handset repayments, although we're waiting for confirmation on exactly what those payments are.
Despite the fact the phone is locked to Telstra, you don't actually have to keep the pre-loaded Telstra software on the phone. The other benefit is that the same Telstra billing options that were available on the Mozart - where app purchases are charged to your mobile phone bill.
Also worth noting is that the handset will have the most recent WP7 software update pre-installed when the phone hits shelves next week.