THE SAMSUNG OMNIA 7 with its Windows Phone 7 operating system has joined the ranks of handsets available at Virgin Media, along with a number of other familiar faces.
The BlackBerry Torch 9800 and BlackBerry Bold 9780 with RIM's version 6.0 operating system are also on offer, as are the HTC Desire HD, the Nokia C7 and the Nokia C3-01.
The BlackBerry Torch is free on a £35 tariff from this month, as is the Bold 9780 which is also free for £25 a month. Both tariffs come with the limited "unlimited" texts, 1,000 minutes and unlimited BlackBerry web access.
The Nokia C7, available now, is free on a pay monthly contract from £25 with "unlimited" texts, 600 minutes but with 1GB of mobile web data. The other Nokia, the C3-01, is also free on a £10 a month tariff that gets you 50 minutes, 250 texts and 500MB of mobile web data. That deal is on offer from the 29 December.
With the Desire HD, available from 26 December, the deal is £35 a month for "unlimited" texts, 600 minutes and 1GB of mobile web. But it also comes with the Virgin Media Pushlife music app pre-loaded. The same package, but without the Pushlife, is on offer for the Windows Phone 7 Samsung Omnia 7.
Sony Ericsson's Android powered X8 is available with red and black variants from January. Its price is £10 a month tariff with 50 minutes, 250 texts and 500MB mobile web from 1 January. µ
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