Video: The Free Nokia N8 moment at Nokia World 2010 by @WOMWorldNokia’s @riccwebb (filmed by Nokia N8)
At Nokia World 2010, Pretty much EVERYONE except Jon Choo and I had a Nokia N8 (I exaggerate, but still, the numbers given away was incredible! Not just staff N8 or tester N8 but the iconic blue N8 boxes too).
I wanted to get as much coverage of the devices after the main talks on Day 1 during lunch and so missed an early afternoon Developer session. Ricardo from WOMWorld and a few of the bloggers went to this session. Ric wanted to leave early but was stopped by a lady saying “Sir, you can’t leave”. They were pretty strict at who and when you could enter but preventing you from leaving a talk! Oh noes! They’re forcing folks to finish what they started?
Well not quite. But rick really didn’t want to be “part of their fire drill” so insisted on leaving (being part of the WOM team he had attendees to check on and look after). The lady said,”I really suggest you stay *wink* *wink*”.
…then this happened…awesome! Ric caught the give away with the santa boxes deeeeeep full of Nokia N8s to be handed out. Oh the jealous-face when I watched it! Remember it was September 14 and there were NO Nokia N8s in shops yet. This was prime time to check out these bad boys. Note this was FILMED by a Nokia N8 (see told you they were every where :p) but that’s just because Ric was testing one out.
Watch as Ric approaches and is quite sceptical and curious as to why he’s being given a Nokia N8 to which he’s told, “It’s a present from Nokia” to which Mr Burns here replied, “Eeexcellent”. :p
Oh the number of developer sessions Jon Choo and I attended – dragging along even @dani2xll and a few others in the hope of a N8 to test out haha. We reasoned that unlike the WOM Attendees, Jon and I had press badges so would not have been allowed Free N8s anyways.