Following today's launch of the T-Mobile G1, the operator has revealed that there was "a queue of gadget enthusiasts" outside T-Mobile's Central London store stores eager to get their hands on the world's first Android-based phone.

Queues began at 5.00am at T-Mobile's Oxford Street store which opened early - at 7.00am - to allow shoppers to get their hands on the G1.

Andy Burgess, a software programmer from Farringdon, London, was the first to emerge from T-Mobile’s Oxford Street store with a T-Mobile G1.

He said: "Being the first person in the UK to own this mobile phone is amazing - I’m going to be popular at work! I’ve been waiting for this phone for months and I knew I had to be the first to own it".