Finnish retailer Verkkokauppa sent several Nokia Lumia 920
units into space by attaching them to a balloon. The red hot phone has been selling out and breaking hearts
across the globe, and the vertical trip the phones took was measured as high as 30km (19 miles). The Windows Phone 8 flavored device might be red hot, but the units launched spent as much as 27 minutes in sub-zero
The Nokia Lumia 920s that made the trip were placed in a special container and apparently all but one has been recovered. Verkkokauppa is offering a 1000 EUR ($1294 USD) reward for the return of its astronaut
smartphone. The last known coordinates of the missing device were Latitude: 61.324573
, Longitude: 27.734175
which places the phone in Finland, most likely on water. If you do find the phone, there is a number on the container that you can call, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This isn't the first time that a Windows Phone handset was propelled into space by a balloon. The Nokia Lumia 800
was sent into space by scientists at the University of Southampton. The phone soared as high as 32km (20 miles) and was off the ground for 2 hours and 22 minutes.