While poor Nik finishes a restless, cold night in Regent Street, the first European iPhones are already in the hands of eager customers in Köln (Cologne), Germany. Macnotes.de has the pictures and the story from the single-store T-Mobile midnight madness launch; online sales in Germany also commenced at midnight, and retail sales across the rest of the country are scheduled for later today. One bonus for the crowd (estimated at 300 or more) of shoppers at the introduction in Köln -- free pretzels from T-Mobile. Yum!
You can see a reasonable Google translation of the Macnotes page here. To all our German readers and new iPhone owners: Es is ganz toll, das Sie konnen jetzt die iPhone Erfahrung haben; sag uns, wie es geht mit die neuen Super-Handys.