EE Drops Giant Location Pin at Marble Arch, London to Celebrate New Google Pixel Handset Launch in UK

Oct 19 2016 BY bespokemag

Commuters in central London were greeted with a surprise new landmark today as EE dropped a giant Google location pin at London’s iconic Marble Arch. The move is designed to celebrate the UK launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL phones by Google going on sale in EE stores nationwide from Thursday 20 October.

The pin, which is nearly 700* times bigger than a Google map pin and taller than a double-decker London bus, marks the arrival of the much-anticipated handsets in the UK, with the local Marble Arch and EE stores nationwide set to sell thousands of the new handsets in the first week. The store will be opening an hour early (8.00 GMT) on Thursday 20 October to enable customers to get their hands on the new models.

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Katie Jennings (25, Clapham) taking an early look at one of the first smartphones by Google to arrive in the country exclusively to EE, ahead of the nationwide launch on Thursday 20th October. EE – the exclusive network provider for the new Google handset – today dropped a giant Google location pin at Marble Arch to mark the launch of Pixel, a phone by Google, with the EE Marble Arch shop set to open an hour early to begin retailing the handset. Credit: David Parry

Katie Jennings (25, Clapham)
Credit: David Parry