Telstra demonstrates their Windows Phone 7 Apps

App reveals for Windows Phone 7 have been coming in at a slow and steady pace for about a month now. Telstra appears to be continuing that trend today. They have officially revealed their Windows Phone 7 App suite.

While Telstra may have a history of adding their own little touches (no pun intended) to an interface, this time around they appear to be playing mostly by Microsoft’s UI rules. They just recently revealed their Windows Phone 7 suite of Apps at Microsoft Tech Ed.

Telstra App suite

Image Credit: Lifehacker

According to Lifehacker, “I had a brief play with an early version of Telstra’s Windows Phone 7 suite at Microsoft’s Tech Ed conference on the Gold Coast. Seducing developers into producing applications for Microsoft’s next version of Windows for phones is a major agenda item at the conference.

The Telstra App suite covers common everyday tasks – including news, weather, and links to other Telstra functionality such as white pages and trading post. Lifehacker states that when they tried the demo of the suite, many of the links weren’t working yet, but the scrolling was working very smoothly and it came very close to the overall Windows Phone 7 Tile experience.

Microsoft definitely has a long road ahead of them with trying to get Developers to create compelling Apps for the platform – they have to compete with the likes of iPhone and Android. However, it appears that they are definitely on the road to a compelling experience this time around.

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God I wish I had moved from Vodafone to Telstra. NextG... fasted in the world... their plans are good now days... oh how I wish I had reception pretty much everywhere.

stablemist said,
I just hope they don't put the Windows phone 7 on an $80+ plan

I would expect them to aim this at business end for the first few months and allow the lower end plans..

My guess..

brent3000 said,

I would expect them to aim this at business end for the first few months and allow the lower end plans..

My guess..


Yeah, I'd say that is a pretty good guess. They pretty much did the same thing with Android, bring in the business/high level phone(s) in first and start bringing in the more affordable phones later on.

Actually their cost sux but their service is pretty good in terms of delivery. When it comes to the customer service it's all another story.

Skyhawker said,
I'd rather the still decent 3G on Vodafone...

Decent? Vodafones Australias network should just be switched off. If you can find the street the coverage works on without dropping out and call connections not just hanging randomly at connection you are doing better then the rest of the country. Even Vodafones own voicemail gets the same call hangs when it attempts to call people back and then when you finally give up and end the call to call the voicemail back it will say it is busy and cant take your call for another 20 minutes.

You get what you pay for. Telstras network is on a different level compared to the likes of Vodafone/3(uses Telstra GSM only) and Optus.

DKAngel said,
its a shame the telstra plans all suck Major wang

LOL yeh maybea couple of years ago! not anymore, Telstra is by far the best provider in Australia, ********* customer service though.

Ently said,

LOL yeh maybea couple of years ago! not anymore, Telstra is by far the best provider in Australia, ********* customer service though.

I agree, happy Telstra customer here! (and totally agree with the **** customer service too) I'm just a little bummed that I just missed out on getting an extra 500Mb a month useage (for a total of 1Gb) on my plan though, overall very happy though.

DKAngel said,
its a shame the telstra plans all suck Major wang

$180 for unlimited (notice the no *).... I think thats pretty good...

I dont mind telstra but for a home/general user i think they lack the market guidence