Top budget phones for mobile recycling customers

1 December 2009 — 2:00 PM

T-Mobile is offering the Pulse as a budget Android option

Trusted Reviews has posted its annual awards across a range of categories, including three nominations for 2009's Best Budget Mobile Phone.

It was announced that the overall winner was the T-Mobile Pulse, which uses Google's Android operating system (OS) and was described as available at the "truly bargain basement price of £180 on pay-as-you-go".

Consumers recycling mobile phones might like to know that in addition to a 3.5-inch touchscreen, the handset boasts 3G connectivity, as well as support for Wi-Fi, GPS and microSD cards.

However, the most essential aspect of the model was revealed to be the inclusion of the Google OS. "In particular, there's the Android MarketPlace that gives you access to thousands of extra apps and games," the site added.

Dave Clarke, online marketing manager for Envirofone, commented: "These awards are a great help to consumers. With so many models on the market it can be difficult to know which is for you, and even more difficult to know if you're getting the best price. This way you can know you're on to a bargain even before you recycle your old phone!"

Taking the second place gong was the Nokia E52, which was praised for being the most compact and affordable device in the E-Series range, while the third position went to Sony Ericsson's W995.

"Overall it's a great multimedia phone," the portal concluded.

The T-Mobile Pulse is built by Chinese manufacturer Huawei.

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