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January 23, 2009

Nokia 5800 hits London, to waiting fans

LONDON, England – Hundreds turned out on London’s Regent Street this morning to be the first to buy the new Nokia 5800. Guy Browne, from Waterloo, was the first in the queue, having had his place saved by friends, who’d queued since midnight last night. Guy arrived three hours before the doors opened at 8am and was the first one out the door with a 5800 in his hand. Guy said of the device “It’s good value for money” and “I like my electronics”.

Over 100 people lined up around the block to be the first to get their hands on the 5800. There was also a host of goodies available for early customers, including free games, free applications and, for the early risers, free festival tickets.

Josh Smith, a student from North London, had been queueing since about 4.30am, and was in the first 20 or so to get a device. He remarked on the touchscreen and battery life being amongst his reasons to brave the rain along with the bass when listening to music.

Milton Keynes is about an hour outside London, but that didn’t stop Jamie Fuller making the trip down to get into town for 5am. He cited the big screen, WiFi and GPS along with “the lovely look and feel”. Jamie reckons he’d happily travel twice as far to be one of the first to own a 5800.

So, got yours yet?