This November (not long now), 3UK are launching their first Android device.
It’s the rather stunning HTC Hero.
And it’s coming with Spotify Mobile pre-installed.
1824 months and an up-front fee of £99. That gets you 24 months of unlimited Spotify Premium (for your mobile, and your PC — a £240 saving), plus 750 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited 3-to-3 calls, unlimited data and free Skype-to-Skype calls.
That is a flippin’ wicked deal. A really, really good deal. Especially if, like me, you’re *already* paying £9.99 a month for Spotify. Compelling, relevant and very fair. This is the kind of deal that is likely to get a lot of people wondering why they’re sticking with their existing operator.
The handset itself is simply magnificent.
In case you need a reminder, here are some of the key specs:
5 Mega Pixel touch screen handset
3.2Ã¢â‚¬Â TFT LCD capacitive touch screen, 320 x480
HSDPA, AGPS, 3.5mm connection
512 MB Internal memory, supports up to 8GB SD Card
Slim tablet 112 x 56.2x 14.35mm, 135g
Spotify Mobile is restricted, initially, to the HTC Hero — you won’t be able to buy it for any other 3 handset at the moment.
Keep your eyes on www.three.co.uk for more details.
And here’s a tempting reminder of the HTC Hero: