Re-Tales: Deal Makers (10/05/10)



The BlackBerry 8520 is available in an exclusive purple colour on O2. The handset comes with a two-megapixel camera, QWERTY keypad and free email, internet and Wi-Fi on tariffs with over 300 minutes. For £30 per month on an 18-month contract, customers get 300 minutes, unlimited texts and free BlackBerry bolt on.

Gamers looking for a bargain can snap up the LG Pop, which comes with a free Xbox 360 when customers sign up to a contract with 600 minutes or more. It’s available from £35 per month on an 18-month contract with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and a choice between either unlimited landline or data. The Pop has a three-megapixel camera, 8GB memory card, 42GB internal memory and is full touchscreen.


The HTC/Google co-branded extravaganza the Nexus One (pictured) has finally arrived on UK shores and straight onto the Vodafone network. It is free on a £35 per month contract and has a 1GHz processor based on the Android platform. It has a five-megapixel camera, built-in GPS and a 3.7-inch touchscreen. For £35 customers get 600 minutes and unlimited texts for 24-months.

BlackBerry’s latest device, the Pearl 3G is coming soon to Vodafone. Customers can register their interest in the device to be kept informed on the launch date. It has a 3.2-megapixel camera, is 3G and has build-in GPS navigation.


For ultra environmental friendly plus World Cup fans the Sony Ericsson Elm is on offer with a free 32-inch TV. The Elm has a five-megapixel camera, LED flash, Walkmate with CO2 calculator and is made from recycled plastics. The deal is available on the Dolphin £30 tariff on a 24-month contract. Customers get 500 minutes and 3,000 texts.

A fiver is knocked off the price of the HTC HD2 when bought online on Vodafone. On the Your Plan 24-month contract, priced at £35 per month, customers get 900 minutes and 3,000 texts. The handset is based on the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform and has a five-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, HTC Sense user interface and a large 4.3-inch touchscreen.


The Samsung Tocco Lite is on Vodafone for £15 when customers sign up to a 24-month contract. The tariff includes 300 minutes, unlimited texts and is only available online. The Tocco Lite has a 2.8-inch touchscreen, AMOLED technology, eight-megapixel camera and a DivX player.

The LG GB102 is going for as little as £3.95 when bought with a £10 top up, ideal for the ultimate cheapskate. The pretty basic mobile has a six hour battery life, a calendar, speakerphone and 32GB of internal memory.


The Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone has 25 per cent knocked off the price. It is £199.99 down from £239.99 SIM-free.

The Motorola Milestone (pictured), which runs off Android’s latest software update 2.1 is available SIM-free for £359.99 (excluding VAT). The Milestone has a five-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, slide-out QWERTY keypad and a 3.7-inch touchscreen.