Vodafone to offer Nokia 'Tube' iPhone rival
Maybe next month
Pictures have emerged online revealing which network operator Nokia has chosen to launch its much-hyped 5800 XpressMedia - aka 'Tube' - phone.
Vodafone's logo on Nokia's Tube phone
Images courtesy Talk About Nseries
The leaked images clearly show a Vodafone logo positioned on the bottom of the phone’s front, just below the touchscreen and other controls.
Although this isn’t proof that the phone will be available exclusively though Vodafone, it at least gives punters an idea of where they can expect the talker to land first.
It’s also been claimed by an unnamed source, who spoke to website Talk About Nseries, that the Tube will hit UK stores in just under one month’s time on 8 October.
Nokia’s already hinted that the phone will land in the UK before Christmas, but these latest revelations mean that Vodafone’s UK customers probably won’t have to wait for Santa to fill their stockings before getting their sweaty palms around a Nokia Tube.
...leave kipper ties out of this. Just cos you don't like the phone theres no need to go kipper tie bashing!!
So you can write handwritten notes with your fingertip can you?
what about the US?
US mobile service providers offer the worst phones. They're all dumbed down and vendor locked.
My last 4 phones have all been nokia.
n80 (which is ready for replacement).
I was so praying that the tube would come in a flavor for T-mo USA. Which as we all know uses 1700AWS for 3g. 1700MHz for downstream and 2100Mhz for upstream. Total pisser, since no useful phones actually support it yet.
I am clearly a nokia fanboy. I just wish I could get the latest nokia phones here without donating a kidney to pay for them.