We've got a number of tools in our armoury [Not weapons? Ed.] - Hazel Lewis - UK government minister
THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini smartphone has gone on sale in the UK ahead of its release on 2 November.
That's thanks to Phones 4U, which has begun taking preorders for the pint-sized Galaxy S3. The phone is available on contracts with O2, Orange and Vodafone, with prices starting from a surprsingly expensive £25 a month, not much cheaper than Samsung's flagship Galaxy S3 model.
Still, this 24 month Vodafone contract will get a free Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini handset, 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data. It's not yet available on pay as you go.
The first 350 people to order the handset at Phones 4U will get a free Samsung S Pebble MP3 player, worth around £50.
However, we can't see anyone being too excited about ordering the phone, as we were a bit disappointed with yesterday's announcement. The phone features a 1GHz dual-core processor along with a 4in WVGA AMOLED screen and a 5MP rear camera.
It also has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a VGA front-facing camera, either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, a 1500mAh battery and support for 4G connectivity. µ