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MWg Atom Life: A less expensive HTC P3600

Looking for a bargain Windows Mobile phone with a large touchscreen, HSDPA and Wi-Fi? Step this way, sir, the MWg Atom Life is just what you're after

Easter's gone, Spring is twanging, and we're all skint -- still paying off Christmas and saving up for our summer hols. But fear not -- if you're looking to buy a smart phone with all the trimmings this season, there's a phone available at the moment that's so cheap we had to check it over and over again to make sure we weren't seeing things. Wave hello to the £200 MWg Atom Life.

Similar to the HTC P3600, the Atom Life offers a large touchscreen, Wi-Fi, HSDPA (3.5G) and a 2-megapixel camera -- but in contrast to the P3600, it also packs an FM radio, a faster processor, 1GB of flash memory and it runs on Windows Mobile 6.

Admittedly, the casing is a little plasticky and it supports miniSD instead of microSD or full SD cards, but these are minor issues given how cheap it is.

Currently available from eXpansys and certain other smart phone retailers, we think £200 for this is a real bargain compared to similarly featured handsets. If you're on a budget but want a Windows Mobile power house, this could be the fella for you. Check back for a full review soon. -Andrew Lim

Update: Read our full MWg Atom Life review