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FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia has announced that its Lumia 800 smartphone will tip up on 16 November and has revealed pre-order prices.
Pay monthly contracts for the Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 7.5 device start at £26 per month with a fee of £199 for the handset. If you pay a little more at £30 per month you get the phone for free with more minutes, texts and mobile internet, according to the Nokia web site.
These are based on 24 month contracts, but there are also 18 and 12 month contracts available. Vodafone is the only operator with the option of a 12 month, pay monthly contract, which starts at £36 per month.
Mobile operator Three is the only one so far to offer the device on a pay as you go basis. The deal means you will have to pay a one off price of £399 for the handset.
Orange might tempt some customers with its free Xbox 360 deal that it announced last week.
The Lumia 800 is Nokia's flagship smartphone that we've been waiting an age for. It's like the Meego based Nokia N9, which the company decided not to bring to the UK, but runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.
It will have a 3.7in curved touchscreen, an 8MP camera, 16GB of storage and will be 12.1mm thick. We've had a chance to get to grips with the Lumia 800, so take a look at our hands-on review to see if it's worth buying one. µ
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