The Nokia touchscreen phone was released silently in Moscow without any big posters or ads being shown and yet the Moscow Flagship Store sold out its entire stock for the 5800 Xpressmusic within just 30 minutes!!! OMG! In addition to that, 900 people had submitted their names in the waiting list.
How I wish that the guy in the photo was me… having the 5800 in my hands at the cashier when everyone staring jealously behind him. heheehehhee
Among the buyers, some camped outside the flagship store for DAYS and on the day the 5800 went on sale, over 150 people were queuing outside trying to get in. Some who were super desperate even tried bribing those people queuing to help them get the 5800 first.
5800 FASTER COME TO MALAYSIA CAN!?!?!??!!?!?!?
Eldar Murtazin, #1 Russian telco analyst and chief editor of Mobile Review was the first to mention that the 5800 went on sale at the store stirred up a big discussion among Russians.
Some quotes from Eldar’s blog: “Sales assistants in the shop don’t remember such a situation. The demand exceeds the supply now so much that those (retailers) who bought the model in bulk have begun changing their attitude and are trying to order more and more. I can’t recall a similar situation; it is an interesting turn of events. And the last funny thing – looks like in the first week of sales this product can sell in bigger volumes than iPhone at official launch. Though it is wrong to compare the products which differ in price… The way of Nokia 5800XpressMusic has begun”.