3 has announced that it is to offer Nokia's chunky new touchscreen phone, the 5230, both on contract and as a pay as you go option.

Despite the phone being available in a veritable rainbow of colours, 3 is offering the choice of just black or white.

The Nokia 5230 is available for £18 a month on an 18-month contract or for £149.99 on pay as you go.

Features include a A-GPS, a music player, Facebook integration, a 3.5mm headphone jack and it's compatible with Spotify for those opting to pay a tenner a month to be "premium".

The 5230 is now available online, in 3 Stores and via 3's telesales.