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Carphone Warehouse Giving Free £50 Gift Card With Nokia Lumia 800

Carphone Warehouse is giving away £50 Gift cards from Debenhams (via their subsidiary Mobiles.co.uk) when purchasing the Nokia Lumia 800 with a two year contract either from Orange, Talk Mobile, T-Mobile or Vodafone; the monthly minimum cost of the contract being £30 per month on Talk Mobile.

That equates (opens in new tab) to a total cost of ownership of £720 with 750 minutes, 1500 texts and 1GB data. The phone was unveiled yesterday and is powered by a Qualcomm S2 Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, making it the fastest Windows Phone 7 handset on the market.

The rest of the specification reads as follows: a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 512MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, an eight megapixel camera with HD recording, a 1450mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a USB port.

As for software, there's Microsoft Windows Phone Mango with all the goodies that it brings - Multitasking, Office Mobile, Xbox Live integration, Bing Maps, Internet Explorer 9 etc.

As expected, Nokia has bundled a number of its own applications to differentiate itself from the rest of the competition; there's Nokia Drive, Nokia Music, Nokia Store, Nokia Maps and a contacts app.

Désiré Athow
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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 ITProPortal.com 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.