T-Mobile Android-based Pulse Mini Now Even Cheaper

At £49.99, T-Mobile's Pulse Mini, which is a rebadged Huawei U8110, is currently the cheapest Android smartphone on the market and, coincidentally, one that is quite easy to unlock.

Users will have to buy a £10 topup which gives you 100 free minutes to use over 30 days as well as six months free Internet worth £20. T-Mobile is also giving a 2GB memory card and a free delivery.

For the price, the T-Mobile Pulse Mini keeps corner cutting to a minimum, mainly to the screen which is a 2.8-inch resistive screen with a resolution of 320x240 pixels; Huawei has devised a new user interface called Canvas.

It is powered by Android 2.1, uses an old Qualcomm MSM7225 which is clocked at 528MHz and has been successfully overclocked. There's also 256MB RAM, 512MB onboard memory, Wi-Fi, a microSB card reader, A-GPS, a 1150mAh battery and a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash.

The phone, which measures less than 14mm thick and weighs less than 110g, is great for those looking for a cheap smartphone that can give them access to the world of apps. The Pulse Mini is the cheapest handset with GPS and Wi-Fi which makes it ideal as a second glovebox phone.