Vodafone has announced its Christmas handset line-up and offers, boasting 16 exclusives within its Yuletide portfolio.
With the new BlackBerry Storm topping the list, and the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook with built-in mobile broadband, the company is clearly hoping the thought of shiny gadgets to play with on Christmas morning will tempt the UK's cash-conscious consumers.
Pay as you talk customers will get a free gift of a digital photo frame with purchases of the Samsung G600, Nokia 6500 Classic or the Sony Ericsson K770i.
Ian Shepherd, consumer director for Vodafone UK, says: "This year's Christmas range features a great mix of phones at a price that will please everyone. Many of our exclusive mobiles will make ideal gifts especially as several will come with a free digital photo frame".
The list of phones available to Christmas shoppers is as follows:
Pay as you talk:
Sony Ericsson K770i – exclusive in pink or silver – Cyber-shot camera phone, £80 when bought with £20 Top Up
Sony Ericsson W350 - exclusive black and purple colourway - a music clamshell, £60
Sony Ericsson W910i Havana Gold – exclusive – £100
Samsung Steel – exclusive - 3-megapixel (MP) camera phone with autofocus and video capture, £80 (also available on contract)
Samsung J700 – exclusive in silver and pink – slider phone, £50
Samsung G600 – available in pink and graphite 5MP camera phone, £100
Samsung Omnia – Windows Mobile device with a 5MP camera and full touchscreen, £400 (and from free on contract)
Nokia 6500 classic - 2MP camera, 1GB internal memory and 3G, £100
Vodafone’s own range of mobiles are offered within the pay as you talk line up with the VF527 Rainbow in a variety of colours (£30 inc £10 Airtime), the VF725 2MP camera phone (£50), the VF533 1.3MP camera slider (£30 when bought with £10 Top Up), and the compact VF231 (£20).
BlackBerry Storm 9500 – multi-media smartphone purpose built for Vodafone customers
Nokia 6210 – exclusive – 3.2MP camera, satnav, email and internet
Nokia N96 16GB – 5MP camera, 16GB memory
Nokia 6124 Classic – 2MP camera phone
Sony Ericsson 595 Walkman - exclusive in black and red - music slider phone with stereo sound, shake control, MegaBass and an AM/FM Radio
Sony Ericsson C905 – Cyber-shot camera slider phone with an 8.1-megapixel camera and real flash
Sony Ericsson Xperia – Windows Mobile device, QWERTY slide-out keyboard, 3-inch colour touchscreen