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Vodafone Puts Lumia 800 On Preorder, Gives Free £60 Voucher

Vodafone has announced that it has started to take preorders of the Nokia Lumia 800, the first Windows Phone handset from the Finnish manufacturer, which was launched at the end of October and is set to go on sale officially on the 16th of November.

In addition, the first 10,000 people who buy the phone directly from Vodafone (not through other retailers apparently) will get £60 worth of vouchers to be spent over six months, for a number of things - coffee, music from Zune, Amazon or even a new case.

The Lumia 800 will be available free from £36 per month on a two year contract with 900 minutes, unlimited texts, 750MB data and 2GB BT Openzone Wi-Fi. In addition, new and existing users will get free, unlimited data for the first three months via Vodafone's Data Test Drive.

The Nokia Lumia 800 was the highlight of the recent Nokia World event and is the company's top of the range Windows handset. It comes with Windows Phone Mango which includes some nifty services like Zune for music, Xbox LIVE for gaming and SkyDrive for online storage, with 25GB of capacity available as standard.

Crack it open and you get a curved Clearblack 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen display, a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi and an eight-megapixel camera.

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