The newly released Samsung Galaxy Mini, the miniature version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S, is now available for order from the three main mobile phone operators, O2, Orange and Vodafone.
Orange (via Buymobilephones) has the S5570 on its cheapest package for a mere £15.32 per month over a period of two years; the package, which includes unlimited texts, 250MB data and 50 anytime any network minutes, can be described as underwhelming.
A beefier Dolphin 30 package (500 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB data) will cost £20.33 per month after a massive £135 cashback.
Unfortunately for the Galaxy Mini and for Samsung, there are much better deals to be had for less from competitors like HTC, LG and even Samsung's own handsets.
The Galaxy Mini has roughly the same specification as the HTC Wildfire; it has a 3.14-inch screen with a QVGA resolution, a three-megapixel camera without Flash, a 600MHz system on chip, Wi-Fi, Android OS 2.2 and A-GPS.
Still, you can get the HTC Desire with the same package for not much more and you do get a much better smartphone with a bigger screen, four times the resolution and a faster processor.
The other Samsung Galaxy handset that was presented last week, the Galaxy Pro, comes with its QWERTY keyboard and has yet to go on sale.