If you have never held a Nokia 8800 handset, you are missing out on one of the most tactile phones ever. It is also a thing of beauty. Introduced in 2005 it followed in a tradition of luxury Nokia handsets, and was was ridiculously expensive. The phone's case was made of high quality stainless steel, the 8800 weighed in at 134g - an iPhone 5s is 112g to give you a comparison. The ball bearings used to slide open & close the case no doubt contributed to the reassuring weighty handset, I understand they were of aeroplane standard. But the result! Well - just buy one and open it....and then... yes you guessed, close it. Just the best! I have owned two? No 3 Nokia 8800's. 1 left in a taxi in The Elephant, 1 lost in The Troy Club with my hallowed soft leather mini Filo Fax, (that was a good night) and I gave one to a friend as a gift because he gave me a Jag. Although I gave his mate a boat? They are impossible to live with, when fully charged and off into Soho on a lone wolf, you have just enough power to text your wife and tell her your phone's going flat.... but that's sometimes not a bad thing. . It came with a desk charger which glowed blue like a cyborg, and a spare battery, the idea was that one was always on charge. I will get another one day, it's an open and shut case 😊
(watch a burglar handle one below....🤔)
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