No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he had - Samuel Johnson
THE WINDOWS PHONE 8 powered Nokia Lumia 820 has gone on sale at O2, although it's a bit more expensive than we'd been expecting.
While Carphone Warehouse is offering the handset for free on a £29 two-year contract, O2 is asking customers to sign up to a 24 month £36 tariff. Still, the operator is chucking in a free wireless charging plate, and the tariff comes with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of monthly data.
O2 is also selling the Nokia Lumia 820 on pay as you go, which it has priced at £379.99 when bought with the standard £10 top up.
The Lumia 820 is a cheap alternative to Nokia's flagship 920 smartphone, which is being made available exclusively through EE. That's not to say that the Lumia 820 is a bad phone, as it comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3in Clearblack screen and Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.
Other specifications include an 8MP rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a VGA videocall camera, 8GB of internal storage with microSD card expansion, a 1,650mAh battery and support for wireless charging.
Check back soon for our Nokia Lumia 820 review. µ
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