If something small, practical and affordable is more important than the latest technology, the Lobster 544 could be the phone for you. It features all the mobile basics for less than £70 on a Pay As You Go Virgin Mobile contract.
The Lobster 544 is a small GPRS clamshell handset with 262k colour screen, an integrated 1.3 megapixel camera, video capture and playback, picture messaging, games and MP3/polyphonic ringtones. It seems quite useful for music too, with a direct access music key, stereo headset and 64MB memory card, which I presume you can boost to a higher capacity if you so wish. You can drag and drop tunes via USB to your phone.
It comes with charger and £5 airtime for a price of £69.99 or free if you want to commit to a contract and should be available to order in the next couple of weeks. Virgin plans to launch a number of other Lobster-branded phones throughout the remainder of 2006.