T-Mobile has started selling the Android-based Sony Ericsson X10 for as little as £35 per month on a rather long two year contract.
For the price you get 900 minutes, 500 texts, a flexible booster and unlimited internet. The total cost of ownership is only £840 over the period.
If you want to get the phone for even cheaper, then choose the £10 per month contract whch gives you 100 minutes, 100 texts, flexible booster and unlimited internet.
The contract length is two years and you will have to fork out £226 outright; the total cost of ownership however falls to £466 only.
This is significantly higher than the HTC Desire that T-Mobile also sells. The Nexus One's twin costs £404 on the same bundle. That said, the X10 has some great features though that justify the premium.
There's the 4-inch touchscreen capacitive touchscreen that has the highest resolution of all smartphones on the market at 854x480 pixels and is the biggest of all Android models currently available.
It also comes with its own user interface that introduces Timescape and Mediascape concepts. Photo buffs will be chuffed to know that there's a 8-megapixel camera with Geotagging with a flash.
The deal from T-Mobile is particularly interesting since Play sells the phone for £490 SIM Free.
Unfortunately, it only comes with Google Android OS v1.6, not the latest v2.1. T-Mobile has also stressed that customers will have to wait for at least 10 days to get their products. The fourth biggest mobile operator appears to be very aggressive lately when it comes to their tariffs and handsets.