While most of your smartphone purchases will probably be made through a two-year plan with the telcos, there are times when you might not be able to sign for a new contract and find yourself in need of a new phone. Fortunately, there are some good offers available at the IT Show 2012, which lets you purchase a smartphone without a contract to tie you down.
Confused by the wide range of smartphones running different mobile OSes? Well, you can check out our Smartphone Buying Guide to decide which mobile OS suits you best and head back here for our top recommendations at IT Show 2012.
We know what comes after the Samsung Galaxy S II, but that doesn't make last year's dual-core smartphone any lesser. In fact, with $130 slashed off its usual price, the Samsung Galaxy S II is a great catch if you need a new Android smartphone, but can't sign a two-year contract with the three telcos due to a prior plan.
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Nokia's first Windows Phone gets a new shade of white, and it's finally here. Launched at IT Show 2012, the white Nokia Lumia 800 shares the same specifications as its earlier Lumia 800 siblings. This includes Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 Mango as its operating system, with a single-core 1.4GHz processor and a 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive display with a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels running the show.
If you're keen to try a well-designed Windows Phone, but find yourself tied to a contract, you can consider the Lumia 800, which is discounted from its usual price of $775 to $729.
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