From today 3 is selling the N97, Nokia's new flagship smartphone that sports both a touch-screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. While other operators have already begun shipping the device, 3's offering will include a pre-embedded Skype application that enables free Skype-to-Skype calls and instant messaging. It marks the continued partnership between the two companies, with 3 recently announcing a Skype SIM card that can be inserted into any 3 compatible handset.
3 is offering the Nokia N97 for free on a £35 a month 18-month contract, with voicemail and 300 minutes/texts, while internet can be added for an additional £5 a month. Prepay customers can purchase the phone for £319.99, with every top up including 90 days of free voicemail, a free bundle of texts and 150MB of internet usage.
The Nokia N97 is available now online or from any 3 store.