BT Cellnet's Internet mobile telephone goes on sale this week priced at £129.99.
The phone, a Nokia 7110, will offer users information services and email 24 hours a day, displaying information as lines of text on its screen. Users have to be existing BT Cellnet customers or be willing to sign up to the service.
When connected to BT Cellnet's Internet service, which costs 5p a minute, users will be able to read the latest news, weather, sport and travel reports from the BBC. They can also check out film reviews, search the Yellow Pages and find bargains at online travel agency Lastminute.com.
Users can also send and receive email, but the phone cannot display pictures from the Net. It can, however, retrieve information from wireless application protocol (Wap) enabled websites.
Vodafone and Orange will release similar Wap services in the next few weeks. Both companies are pricing these services on existing tariff plans, charging 5p a minute thereafter. Orange and BT will run their Wap service on a Nokia 7110 handset, while Vodafone will use Nokia and Ericsson devices.
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