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Nokia's "Something Amazing" for September 7th is a disappointment

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Earlier this month, we showed you a picture of a sign in front of the flagship Nokia Store in Helsinki that yelled out that Nokia was going to announce "Something Amazing" on September 7th (Hopefully you are aware how Europeans write dates in order of date,month, year and if you didn't know, now you do). Other hints referred to amazing things at "your new Nokia Store," which. as you will see, is probably the most accurate clue Nokia gave.
 
"That store is undergoing some scheduled summer maintenance/renovation and will reopen on September 7. This has been made into a lot more than it is."-Keith Nowak, Nokia Spokesman
As you can imagine, speculation ran amok with talk of a Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Lumia model being introduced September 7th, or that a Windows Phone flavored Nokia 808 PureView model was coming. The September 7th date is the first day after Nokia World closes, so it would make sense for this all to be related to a major product announcement.

 The truth is far less exciting. All Things D says that the whole campaign is merely being done to promote the remodeling of a Nokia Store. This makes the comment about amazing things at "your new Nokia Store" a great example of foreshadowing.

source: AllThingsD

Who have thought that it was all about a remodeled store
Who have thought that it was all about a remodeled store

Who have thought that it was all about a remodeled store


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posted on 28 Jul 2012, 19:14 6

1. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


well actually i thought it was a remodeled store... usually they do it something like that.. but since you make news that they are making something else and it is close happening after the nokia world i change my mind..

but then again my first thought was right...

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 19:14 9

2. clevelandiskindacool (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


-Lame

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 19:31 2

3. nightelf91 (Posts: 20; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Doubtful.

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 19:35 14

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


Nokia fanboy just got trolled....

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 19:53 5

5. sprockkets (Posts: 1200; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


"(Hopefully you are aware how Europeans write dates in order of year, date and month, and if you didn't know, know you do)"

uh, if it were today's date, it should be 28.7.2012. They don't put the year first. Like you couldn't tell by the banner, sheesh.

And also, it is "now you do" not "know you do."

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 21:30 2

8. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 767; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Except 7.9.2012 can be viewed, in America, as July 9th, 2012.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 21:28

23. sprockkets (Posts: 1200; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


And I said otherwise, where?

Nice to see the article updated

YOUR (SIC) WELCOME LOL

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 20:21 5

6. chris_t610 (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


hahaha, that's the problem with tech blogs that are easily carried away by speculations. (whistling...)

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 21:29 2

7. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 767; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


ahaha ;) good one.

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 22:03 3

9. shashi_n (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


why still we need post about nokia that the company cannot make changes as early samsung did. with rich of pattent and ideas in hand but hide at back. shame on you nokia when u as king need help from microsoft. look what google did, share the os and apps store. if you can did same to symbian(nokia store)apps to everyone maybe you will not down like this. share and care will make u on top of the world. still not late. in still using n8, at first this phone always indicate memory full, after belle update im not facing this issue.

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 22:21 6

10. joey18 (Posts: 520; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


Nokia makes ugly phones

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 23:06 9

12. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


please tell me that the n9 is ugly

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 00:13 7

13. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 347; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Joey18 can u tell me best design than n9, L800, L900.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 01:25 3

16. bilalag (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)


u must be blind

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 14:06

22. haseebzahid (Posts: 1828; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


it tells ur taste sucks and u must like briks and rocks nokia brought best looking phone remeber they got awards in MWC

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 22:50 7

11. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


FYI date/month/year that's how rest of the world writes date. Just like the rest of the world uses metric system and A4 size paper.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 00:20 1

14. -box- (Posts: 3797; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Called it. I was hoping for physical Nokia Stores or a new phone, but maybe this is in preparation for more goodies

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 00:42 1

15. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


OMG! Nokia World is still more than a month away and I'm sure they would be revealing some of their plans by way of WP8 devices during the affair! The WP8 SDK is scheduled to be released anytime soon so I'm sure Nokia would already have some idea what they're going to do about the new OS' devices come Nokia World in September!

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 07:05

17. Veigald (Posts: 238; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


So a store in one location in one city in Finland puts up a sign saying it's being closed for renovation and that something amazing will appear when it re-opens. Then someone takes a picture of the sign, and next, it is hyped beyond belief.
Then the store owner says "wtf? We're just re-opening the store?" and the hypers say we should be disappointed? Eh?

Had Nokia been putting up banners on their web pages, through their partners, putting out ads etc, then sure we would be disappointed if nothing appeared. Now we're just disappointed media is hyping something up without reason.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 07:25

18. xtroid2k (Posts: 366; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


Well. Ain't that something. Some folks are such haters that they believe that Nokia phones are ugly. Damn. Well you know what they say about ugly women. Lol

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 10:36

19. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


This is just another example of a media-hyped article....kind of like Seinfeld....a show about nothing.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 11:30

20. jack1059 (Posts: 72; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


Gosh what could it be? Profits? Marketshare thats above single digits again? Ummmm, stock prices above junk? A clear strategy to regain market share that doesnt involve being a mere front for ms? God it could be so many things. I just dont buy the store re-modelling story. lol

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 14:04

21. haseebzahid (Posts: 1828; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


now thats a surprise no one expected that

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