Australian carrier Telstra's
taking the "go big or go home" approach with its latest announcement, dropping no fewer than seven
phones this month compatible with its Next G HSPA network -- table scraps for a Japanese carrier, granted, but a bounty by any other standard. Among the phones in the new lineup are the Xenon
, Viewty Smart
, and the Windows Mobile-powered GM730f from LG (the first version of the GM730
to launch anywhere, interestingly), the Touch Pro2
from HTC, and Sony Ericsson's W508
. All will be available before the month of July draws to a close for prices ranging from AUD $30 (about $24) on contract for the W508 up to a mind-numbing AUD $1,499 (about $1,190) contract-free for the Touch Pro2.