T-Mobile (now known as Everything Everywhere) has started to take preorders of the Samsung Omnia 7, one of the first Windows Phone 7 handsets to go on sale in the UK.
The mobile phone network says that the phone, which was presented at the launch of Windows Phone 7 last Monday, will be available by this time next week.
Customers looking to get the phone for free will have to fork out £35 per month on a two year contract (Total cost of ownership of £840). They will get 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB data.
The Samsung Omnia 7 features a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display with a glossy black chassis, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS and 8GB onboard storage.
It also has a 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording capabilities and comes with Xbox Live gaming, Zune and Microsoft Office.
T-Mobile is historically the cheapest of the big four network carriers and generally offers the best value for money. It is therefore likely that the others will come up with more expensive tariffs for equivalent texts/minutes packages.
At least one other Windows Phone 7 handset, the HTC Mozart, is expected to be launched soon. However, both will be facing some tough competition against the likes of the Nokia N8, the HTC Desire HD or the Samsung Galaxy S, all three being priced at or under £30 per month.