There's so much free stuff on the latest incarnation of 3's Skype phone, it wouldn't surprise me if the next step was for them to pay you to use the phone. Obviously being a Skype phone you get free calls to other Skype users, but plug it into your computer and it becomes an HSDPA modem (as well as being able to store 4GB of data). Whilst not free, five quid for 10MB of data isn't anything to be sniffed at.
It's also undergone a beauty treatment, dumping the white plastic for an entirely more classy black and metal finish. They've also boosted the camera from 2 to 3.2 megapixels, all of which means it's no longer embarrassing to carry around. Huzzah!
You won't be able to get one instore til 1st September, but if you're desperate to save loads of money, you can order one online now. It's free with a monthly contract, or 69.99 on a PAYG deal.