If you are someone who is not looking for any particular mobile phone platform, then you could hardly get a better handset than the Nokia N8, which is available on a £25 tariff from Talk Mobile for one year which carries a total cost of ownership of £300 in all.
Given that the SIM-free version of the phone costs £365, this is a pretty spectacular deal, especially as you are essentially getting a free one-year loan plus 300 free minutes, 1000 texts and unlimited mobile internet data included each month.
The offer, from Talk Mobile is one of the best we've seen on the market; Vodafone for example offers the phone on a 12 month contract from £35 per month with 500MB data allowance with an upfront fee of £179.
That's twice the price of Talkmobile's despite the fact that the latter is a Vodafone MVNO and offers unlimited data allowance. The phone has a stunning 3.5-inch 640x360 pixel AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a 12-megapixel Carl Zeiss lens with Xenon flash, probably the best camera on a phone at the moment.
What's more there's 16GB onboard storage, which can be augmented to 48GB, the new Symbian S^3 operating system, with three different home screens, Dolby Digital Plus compatibility and HDMI connectivity, OVI Store, Free Sat Nav and enough power to last for 50 hours straight.