The Nokia N900 smartphone is now set to become available on a Vodafone pay monthly contract earlier than anticipated despite initial news that overwhelming demand would delay its release.
Vodafone intends to bundle the phone with contracts from the 7th of January next year. However, The Carphone Warehouse has said that it will begin selling the phone from Boxing Day 2009, pre-empting the mobile provider.
Although eager fans have been able to purchase the N900 direct from Nokia for a while, its move to mainstream retail outlets and networks will be the first time that most members of the public will become aware of its existence.
Vodafone will provide the N900 as part of a 24 month contract costing £35 a month and although details of the specific terms of the tariff are yet to be made public, it is expected that the N900 will come with a decent mobile internet package.
The initial exclusivity of the N900 on Vodafone is likely to be short, with Orange and O2 also slated to offer the smartphone to customers over the coming year.
The iPhone is also being made available by Vodafone in January and observers have said that along with the N900 it is becoming easier to understand the network's recent decision to ditch the HTC HD2.
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