High street retailer Argos has cut the price of the T-Mobile Vairy Touch II from £29.99 to £14.99, making it the cheapest touchscreen smartphone in the country by a margin and cheaper by a fiver compared to T-Mobile direct.
Note that you will need to buy a £10 top up when buying the phone and the latter comes with 30 days free internet.
T-Mobile’s mandate to bring touchscreen technology to the masses has spawned this ultra-cheap device. Considering the Vairy Touch II’s low price, it comes packed with a surprising amount of technology under the bonnet. Released back in February 2010, the phone comes with a 2.8-inch 240×400 pixels resistive touchscreen display plus a 2GB microSD card.
Other features include a two megapixel rear camera without a front facing camera or a flash, video capture and playback, a USB port, Bluetooth, a FM radio, EDGE internet and an MP3 player. The phone is even capable of shooting 3GP-format videos, which can be shared with other phone users via Bluetooth. Sadly, there’s no 3G connectivity or Wi-Fi capability, which means you’ll need to use the much slower GPRS data link to perform tasks such as sending MMS messages and surfing the Internet.
There’s no 3.5mm jack or Wi-Fi and the battery, a 800mAh battery allows the phone – which is build by ZTE – to be used for nearly five hours.