Said to be the first pay as you go Android-based smartphone, the T-Mobile Pulse is now available to buy in the UK for £179.99.

A Huawei-made handset, the new Pulse is an HSDPA device, packing in Wi-Fi and GPS while around the back is a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera, but no flash.

The slimline touchscreen phone comes with a 2GB microSD card under a flap on the side with a 2.5mm headphone jack on the top of the phone and an adapter in the box.

As well as on a PAYG basis, the Pulse is available on a £30 per month, 24-month contract.