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Nokia Lumia 920 sent into "space"; find it and win 1000 Euros

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Nokia Lumia 920 sent into
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 temperature.

The last known coordinates of the missing Nokia Lumia 920 places the device in Finland, on the water

The last known coordinates of the missing Nokia Lumia 920 places the device in Finland, on the water

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 kisa@verkkokauppa.com.

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.

source: Verkkokauppa via WPCentral

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posted on 27 Nov 2012, 21:56 5

1. ajupurohit (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


I'll search using my Nokia maps :P

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 22:37 1

2. e.wvu (unregistered)


Now what matters is which fish has it.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 22:39 5

3. Johnnokia (Posts: 540; Member since: 27 May 2012)


What is next ?
Testing the resistance of Lumia against Nuclear bomb in Mars ???

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 22:55 6

4. phil2n (Posts: 476; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


lets use apple maps i sure we can find it.. I'm Serious ahahahaha

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 08:27

7. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Hahahahaha........ Yes Apple maps will trace it to Moon or Mars......... :)

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 08:33 1

9. Valdomero (Posts: 122; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


They should send a Lumia to mars for curiosity to take better quality pictures xD

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 00:03 2

5. Bernoulli (Posts: 1493; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Will the promotion run for the next 100 years?

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 08:31 1

8. Valdomero (Posts: 122; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


lucky for us that the lumia was attached to a balloon, Imagine if that thing would fall like a meteorite, would've been the end of our time as we know it...

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 15:11

10. kcombs (Posts: 252; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


I hope no one is using Apple maps.. Oh too soon?

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