After launching in South Korea this week, it appears that Chromecast is coming to Australia.
After missing the rumoured May 7th launch, the HDMI dongle has appeared for pre-order on the Dick Smith website for $49:
The dongle will begin shipping on May 28th,but there’s no information on content partners at this stage, nor any word on a rumoured partnership with Telstra, but if you’re in the market for a Chromecast this is your chance to start getting one locally.
For those preferring to shop in store, if you quote catalogue item XH1443, staff will be able to process your pre-order for delivery (in store) on the 27th of May.
Whether you pre-order online or in-store, we recommend a pre-order today in order to ensure you don’t miss out.
Update: It appears that posting the page was an accident. Dick Smith has pulled the page and it now goes to a 404 error page. We still have the screenshot above though, was anyone able to enter an order for a Chromecast while it was live? If so, can you send us a copy of your email confirmation/cancellation via our tip page or straight to me: daniel at ausdroid dot net?
Update: Looks like at least a couple of people got an order in for the Chromecast before the page died. We’re waiting to see what happens once it reaches business hours as to whether the orders will be cancelled.