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3 UK has added a fourth 3G phone to its line-up.

The NEC e808Y, a non-folding version version of the NEC e808 3 UK already supports, costs from £49 with a contract. We can't see many people buying a phone without a contract - the full price is £449. Which goes to show the huge discounts that 3 is prepared to offer to grab punters.

The NEC e808Y has a large colour screen, built-in camera and 'Qwerty' keypad for text messaging. The phone comes essentially offers to same functionality as the e808 in a different form factor.

As you'd expect from a next generation phone, the e808Y supports applications such as video and photo messaging, video calling, email, calendering and the rest. There's also Java games support, multi-tasking (so you can make calls whilst using other 3 services) and built-in USB connectivity.

The phone, which weighs less than 200g, offers talk time of around 200 minutes and video call time of 101 minutes when fully charged. Standby time for the e808Y is 70 hrs.

A spokesman for 3 UK said the company began selling the e808Y from its own stores and other selected retail outlets this week. The phone joins the NEC e606, Motorola A830 and NEC e808 in 3 UK's portfolio. The prices (with contract) of all these phones starts at £49 - much cheaper than they were even two months ago.

The NEC e808Y will be available to subscribers of the 3G mobile operator's Kit and Caboodle and VideoTalk contracts as well as user's of 3 UK's 3toGo (pay as you use) service, our man at 3 UK added. ®

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