Currently showing on website at £99.99 (still about the cheapest I can find) - however, if you top up by £20 you get a £50 reduction on handset price bringing it down to £49.99 (click on the "i" next to phone for full info).
I was having trouble ordering online so I called them direct on 0800 079 2000 and they stated the price was £59.99 including £10 top up (apparently the offers the Call Centre offer are slightly different to the online deals). I then stated I was an existing Orange PAYG customer, and even though they couldn't give me a discount, I didn't need to add the top-up therefore price would be £49.99 in total - please note they asked for the account I had registered with them. Therefore, options are as follows:
Existing Orange PAYG customers - call them and hopefully get same as me for £49.99.
Non-Orange Customers - call them and get it for £49.99 plus £10 top up OR order online and get for £49.99 plus £20 top up (and possible £5 Quidco cashback).
Reviews are pretty hit and miss but these were based on a handset price of £150-£180. Not saying it is a San Fran beater but almost half the cost and might appeal to younger generation - must be the cheapest Capacitive Screen Android handset about ( brand new at least).
You can also use XDA to debrand phone and make it run better.
Might be a bit small for some but quite 'cute'. Also, not sure on how easy to unlock.
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 320 x 240 pixels, 2.8 inches
- QWERTY keyboard
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Multi-touch input method
- MOTOBLUR UI v1.5 with Live Widgets
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 150 MB storage, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB card included
DATA GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA 2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, check quality
Video Yes, 352 x 288 @ 26-30 fps
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
CPU 600MHz Cortex-A8 processor, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP3410 chipset
Messaging SMS, AMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Colors White, Fairway Green, Poppy Red, Raspberry Crush, Brilliant Blue, Licorice, Saffron
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Via third party application
- Digital compass
- Google Maps with Street View
- Social networking integration with live updates
- Facebook, MySpace, Twitter apps
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
- MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263/XviD player
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
EDIT - PLEASE NOTE I CALLED BACK AND PLACED A NEW ORDER (19:40) AND WAS TOLD EXISTING ORANGE PAYG CUSTOMERS CAN GET A £20 DISCOUNT ON THE HANDSET THEREFORE PRICE WAS £29.99 PLUS £10 TOP UP TAKING TOTAL TO £39.99 - MIGHT NEED TO SEND THE ONE BACK I PAID £49.99 FOR.
UPDATE: QUIDCO NOW TRACKING AT £12