Nokia launches the X Factor phone

Nokia is taking advantage of X Factor fever by producing the official Nokia X Factor phone, which is available from the Carphone Warehouse from today, just in time for the live shows.

We suspect you are expecting a flashy touchscreen number, complete with music software to get you in tune for a crack at the auditions next year? Sadly not. This is a fairly basic Nokia 5228, re-branded for the show and giving a few X Factor-related add-ons to tempt you in.

According to Electric Pig, that means the X Factor app preloaded on it, along with pictures, wallpapers and ringtones relating to the show. When we tell you the headline act in terms of features is a 2-megapixel camera, you can fill in the gaps on the rest.

But let's not run it down too much. After all, it only costs £70 on a pay-as-you-go deal, which makes it a fairly modest purchase for anyone looking for a budget handset. It also makes it an affordable Christmas gift too, with Nokia getting prime time promotion for the phne every weekend in the run-up to the festive season. Now who's laughing?

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