Not only is it the first Android handset from manufacturer ZTE, but the Racer also boasts the honour of being carrier Three's first such device to breach £100.

Costing £99 without a contract, the new handset sports the Android 2.1 (Éclair) OS, a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display, 256MB of internal memory, and 7.2Mbps HSDPA capabilities.

It, obviously, works on the 3G network, and comes with Bluetooth, but is, essentially, an entry-level smartphone, designed to bring social networking and app-support to those who don't have the cash for anything more meaty.

“We're really excited to bring the ZTE Android smartphone into our range", says David Kerrigan, head of internet service, Three UK. "Combining the power of Android and the strength of our 3G network, we're enabling more and more customers to get a great mobile internet experience at a price that's right for them".

There's no word as to whether there will be a future update to Android 2.2 (Froyo) or, even, 3.0 (Gingerbread), but at a sub-£100 price point, we doubt it. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES Get the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ on the network that gives you 4G in more places than any other. EE runs the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network, offering superfast 4G in more places than any other operator after pioneering the UK’s first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012. The networks coverage extends to 90% of the UK’s landmass and EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being ranked the UK’s best overall network by RootMetrics.