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iPhone 4 Rival Alert : Nokia Lumia 800 now Available for £23.87 a Month

It is a tad shocking that the Nokia Lumia 800 can now be had for less than £24 per month on a two year contract even before it goes on sale on the 17th of November.

This is Nokia's latest smartphone, one which is powered by Windows Phone Mango and yet, its contract is CHEAPER than the two-and-a-half year old Apple iPhone 3GS on a similar deal from Orange (both deals are from Buymobilephones (opens in new tab)).

The deal on T-Mobile gives you 600 minutes, 500 texts, 500MB data plus free web and email on a two year contract for £25.54 per month, and £40 cash back which brings down the price to £23.87, a couple of pounds less than the next cheapest contract from Vodafone.

The phone is possibly the best Windows Phone 7 on the market with a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, an eight megapixel camera and a rather different chassis.

The handset was only released a couple of weeks ago at the Nokia World event held in London. There is a cheaper version of the handset called the Lumia 710 which has yet to go on sale. Could it become the cheapest Windows Phone mango on a contract?

Désiré Athow

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.