The phone will be available for $5 a month on a $59 plan on Optus, and we’re still waiting for plans from Telstra, although you could probably expect it to be around the same sort of price point.
UPDATE: Telstra has announced that it will be selling limited stocks of the phone from June 3, for $20 a month handset repayments on a $79 cap plan over 24 months, or alternatively a $960 outright price. Ouch.
There’s also no word on Vodafone – despite being touted as one of the carriers of the phone, today’s release announcement makes no mention of the carrier. It’s probably too much to hope that the telco is being punished for their stupid marketing stunt across the pond…
The phone itself will come pre-loaded with six games preinstalled: Star Battalion, FIFA 10, Madden NFL 11 and SIMS 3, Bruce Lee and Crash Bandicoot, and will have over 60 games available to download at launch. Will that be enough to convince people to buy it? I dunno – you tell me.