Its full steam ahead for Windows Phone 7 users in Australia with all of the major carriers now showing that Mango has been approved and is ready to be pushed to devices.
Today Telstra announced that they have approved the Windows Phone 7 Mango update for their range of Windows Phone 7 devices. This includes the HTC HD7 and Mozart and LG Optimus 7Q.
Telstras Software Release Schedule is now showing the Mango update with a ‘Spring’ release date (Which means anytime soon till next month. Some users are reporting 23rd September but a little birdie told me that Oct 18th might be the date, so its anyones guess).
This follows Vodafone, who was the first of the big 3 to approve Mango earlier this week as published on their blog showing the Software Updates.
Optus was 2nd to follow with the Mango update approved for the Samsung Omnia 7 and Optimus 7.
This truely is great news for Australia, now being 100% ready for the launch due in the coming weeks. (Originally rumored to be launched on the 15th, its looking less likely this is the actual launch date)
As a soft reminder for anyone running the Beta version of Mango on their devices, as a Mango pre-requiset the device MUST be running the original NoDo update before the finalised Mango update can be applied. This means the device MUST be downgraded back to NoDo before running the Zune updater for Mango.
*a bit of a plug for WP7 (which i get no benifits out of, apart from spreading the WP7 experiance)*
Optus is running a Promo currently for the Omnia 7 on their $29 plan for 12 months with $0 up-front. With Mango now fully approved this is one of the best details I have seen for WP7 across the board.