Small queue forms for the Tube (the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music, that is)

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nokia-flagship-london.jpgDespite being slap-bang in the middle of the target market for the Nokia 5800, there’s something about it that just doesn’t hit the spot for me. It might be the sluggish performance, it might be the the lack of keyboard, it might be the lack of internal storage. It just seems defiantly last-generation with a touchscreen slapped on, which is why I’m holding out for the N97.

Some people aren’t though, because the launch of the Nokia 5800 was this morning in Regent Street and Heathrow terminal five. It wasn’t iPhone-worthy, but a respectable hundred people or so showed up at the Regent Street branch.

If you didn’t fancy queuing in the rain, but you still want one, then you can get it from Simply Electronics for £350 or so, unlocked. Alternatively, Phones4U are offering it free on an £35 a month, 18-month-long, contract with Orange, or there’s a £20 a month, 18-month, contract with Vodafone.

(via the Inquirer)

Related posts: Nokia 5800 ‘Tube’ finally touches down in the UK | Nokia 5800 XpressMusic coming very soon, in time for Christmas perhaps?

Duncan Geere
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  • You’re very welcome to say that here, Adam. I haven’t got any experience of Vodafone personally, though.

    How are you finding the phone?

  • I got mine from the Regent St. store this morning just after 11am. I was greeted by about 20 members of staff and 3 security guards – I’m fairly certain I was the only customer there. Anyway, as I had pre-ordered it the week before I had no trouble getting one AND even a free handsfree set for my troubles (or lack thereof) for a wallet-friendly £249.

    I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this here, so I’m not going to say “Vodafone are evil, stay away from them”. I didn’t just say that.

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