Nokia 5800 Shortage

nokia.gifI have been hearing rumours that many retailers in the UK have run out of the Nokia 5800. This has been due to unexpected demand. It seems the low price point/low tariff requirement has been attractive for consumers.

I have been surprised by this. As I mentioned previously, the 5800 didn’t become my phone of choice when I obtained one for development testing.

The success of the 5800 might be an indication of S60 5th’s potential mass market appeal. Maybe Nokia have something. Maybe Symbian application programming will experience a much needed revival.