Well, we can confirm one thing about Nokia’s hush-hush 8600 (aka Luna or Black Magic) that we first spied back in April: it is coming out, and soon.To recap, the Luna is essentially a budget-premium handset to nestle into the Finnish phone line-up as a more affordable alternative to the pricey 8800 Sirocco.Shots of it have been appearing all over the web, as well as a few pre-release handsets cropping up on eBay. And we now have it that the phone will be making its first appearance at the Carphone Warehouse on O2 for a six-week exclusive.We had a hands-on with a very exclusive pre-production model delivered by ninjas that revealed the baby 8800 will have a smoked glass effect slide-down plastic keypad cover, a 2MP camera, FM radio and 1GB on-board memory on its Series 40 OS. Sadly it’s not 3G but Nokia’s also boasting about an ‘organic’ user interface, for which you can read ‘swirling, random graphics’ (pictured).Word is, it could be out as soon as tomorrow at the House of Mowbli. Start queuing now people.
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