3 is offering its customers a new messaging handset that it says means they won't have to make the choice between a QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen.

The new HSDPA-enabled LG GW520 ("the perfect phone for messaging addicts") offers a 2.8-inch touchscreen alongside a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Complete with the Windows Live messenger and Skype that 3 offers with all its up-to-date phones, the new mobile also boasts push email and comes pre-loaded with a Facebook app.

Offering a 3-megapixel camera, the LG GW520 is available in either blue or silver and is now available in 3 stores, at Three.co.uk priced at £99.99 on PAYG or free on the £15 a month Internet Texter tariff.