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Nokia X7 Smartphone Goes On Three Mobile For £35

Three Mobile is the first mobile phone operator in the UK to launch the Nokia X7 smartphone, the second handset to come with the Symbian Anna OS, and as expected, the phone is not exactly cheap.

For £35 per month, the same as the Samsung Galaxy S2, users can enroll on The One Plan tariff with 2000 minutes, 5000 texts, 5000 3-to-3 minutes and all you can eat data on a two year contract.

Users can also choose to get the X7 on Pay as you go for £380 compared to £500 for the Samsung Galaxy S2 and £360 for the HTC Desire S. The handset comes with a 4-inch OLED display with a 640x360 pixel resolution (and Gorilla glass), 256MB RAM, 1GB ROM (and an 8GB microSD card).

Other features include Wi-Fi, microUSB, USB on-the-go support, a rear eight megapixel camera with dual LED and HD video recording option, a Broadcom BCM7227 ARM11 SoC clocked at 680MHz, AGPS, a 1200mAh Li-Ion battery and free Navigation with voice guidance.

Although the X7 is stunning, it is simply too expensive for it to be a roaring success given its entry level hardware; the Apple iPhone 4 for example, costs only an additional £69 upfront while the Nokia N8, the Xperia Play and the Xperia Arc can be had for the same monthly outlay.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.