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The Rock gets a free Nokia Lumia 1020 before it launches, directly from Nokia

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The Rock gets a free Nokia Lumia 1020 before it launches, directly from Nokia
A Tweet from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson reveals that the former University of Miami Hurricane gridiron star turned wrestler turned actor is now the proud owner of the Nokia Lumia 1020. You might ask yourself how that is possible since the phone won't ship from AT&T until Tuesday. It turns out that Nokia made a personal delivery of the phone right to the gymwhere the star was working out.

Yes, if you are rich and famous, the handset manufacturers fawn all over you and are more than happy to send you their latest flagship model for free. Last October, prior to the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920, actress Jessica Alba received the phone from Nokia and was quickly photographed with the new model. That type of publicity is priceless and explains why people like Dwayne Johnson are personally presented with a handset that has yet to be launched.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is presented to The Rock

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is presented to The Rock


source: @TheRock via WPCentral

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posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:02 13

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


with the upcoming Nokia phablet, you don't need a dumbell anymore Dwayne :)

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 04:39

24. nobelset (Posts: 268; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Is he gonna camwhore with this?

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 11:43 2

48. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


wait so where does it mention Lumia 1020?

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 16:20 2

56. akki20892 (Posts: 3232; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


when rock gonna cook something he will take photo from his Nokia Lumia 1020.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 00:02 2

58. TheRequiem (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


How about give a phone to someone who actually needs one? The corporate world annoys me. If Nokia gave out even phone someone in need, I would respect them... but when I see "The Rock" flashing a phone (like he cant afford to buy all of them) to improve their falling "image", it makes me annoyed at them and Nokia's image suddenly diminishes even more.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 06:52 3

59. verty (Posts: 101; Member since: 07 May 2012)


This is lame thinking. Work be famous if you want free. I am really upset when people think like this. I conclude you are just jealous........

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 12:03

63. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


He doesn't seem jealous? What are you saying?

He is just asking Nokia to give away phones to those who really need it. That makes total sense. They don't have to give away exclusive ones. But they can totally give away the Asha or low end Lumia's to those who need it.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:02 4

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1337; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


and this proves how lame Nokia is.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:06 28

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


Funny, if the rock choose galaxy s4, active mini and zoom, you will definitely has a different tones on it :)

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:25 34

8. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


RIP ENGLISH

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:35 1

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


lmaoo! Indeed :)

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:36 1

28. Cyberchum (Posts: 243; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Hell! yeah, the English is very wrong but then, there's every possibility that he/she is not a native English speaker so why get on his/her skin? Translator fails, they're not wholly dependable so I say suck it.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 06:25

32. lhtbinh1909 (Posts: 52; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


yeah but at least you and me can understand him, or her :)

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 10:39 1

47. haseebzahid (Posts: 1798; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i take this is your main language yet you cannot understand what wandy had to say. RIP Mr.Reader you need brain to understand not everyone is native english speaker dumbooo

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 02:37 2

19. BartSimpson (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 May 2013)


iCaramba

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:08 3

4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


I sense some jelly there.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:17 19

5. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Lame? Because Nokia didn't give you a Lumia 1020 for free? And you're jelly about it?

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 03:36 4

20. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


LOL your such a Nokia fanboy...

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 03:43 5

22. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


If I'm a Nokia fanboy, I won't be using the Sony Xperia Z right now. Go check my profile first before calling me a Nokia fanboy.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 04:30 2

23. vandroid (Posts: 251; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


He's very jelly

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:26 4

26. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


You don't have to have a Nokia to be a Nokia fanboy, you could give in a cave in Antarctica but have WiFi but no phone but still love Nokia....

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 12:12 3

50. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 879; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


xperia droid is unlike you open to all different new phones he supports all, so he ain't no fanboy

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 07:04 1

61. verty (Posts: 101; Member since: 07 May 2012)


What is wrong with being a nokia fanboy! Pleaseeeeeez! Make no excuses man. Or do we call you a Sony fanboy......lol

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:38 6

29. Cyberchum (Posts: 243; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


If he actually is then what? you're worse than a fanboy.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:51 3

31. x_maly_x (Posts: 61; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


fanboy is your father....

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:38 2

46. papss (unregistered)


Lol your so spiteful. Who cares if he is a Nokia fanboy? Like that's a negative or something. Not everyone likes my space, deal with it

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 02:11 2

16. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


this is a new technique
if already Rejected by customers, better give it for free :D

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 02:17 4

17. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Chill dude. This is just a marketing trick, that's all.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:35 4

45. papss (unregistered)


No it proves how lame you are... Don't comment if you don't have anything to add.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:19 3

6. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


Memo To Nokia Corporation: Microsoft Corporation Is Bluffing

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:40

13. FeroDeNO (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Jul 2013)


already searched on google
anything new ???

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:45

15. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


lol
even i dont know :D

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:24

7. Captain_Doug (Posts: 746; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The Rock does not hover hand.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:31 3

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3861; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Hover hand is for the weak. The Rock embraces all ladies.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:36 1

12. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Know your role jabroni lol

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 02:23 2

18. Lyngdoh (Posts: 221; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


All the giganti wrestlers needs Xperia Z Ultra. E.g. The great Khali.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 03:37 3

21. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


He doesn't look like the budding photographer I have to say.....

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:17 3

25. aayupanday (Posts: 450; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Finally..... the Rock has switched to Lumia!!!

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:28 7

27. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Yes because the shed load of money they gave him didn't influence his decision any.....

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 12:13 3

51. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 879; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


but you know Jay Z got an s4 because he loves

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 12:58 3

52. papss (unregistered)


Exactly.., how is that terrible app. Doing for SS? From what I hear it was a cheaply done app that doesn't work well.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 08:36 1

37. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6115; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Now the Rock can shove his old iPhone down john cena throat.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 18:43 1

57. akki20892 (Posts: 3232; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


John Cena: it's not even funny dude.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:43 5

30. Cyberchum (Posts: 243; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Some people are really hurting and they see it fit to come here to spew BS.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 07:16 4

33. Damo579 (Posts: 130; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Why all the hatred here? corporations give famous people free products all the time it's another way to advertise. People think if famous people use a product it must be good and cool. You think apple or Samsung never did this before....

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 07:26

34. stulla (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


why gve phones to people who can afford them & why all competitions to win phones don't extend out to the caribbean,south america etc????..nokia thinks USA IS THE WORLD

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:25 1

39. Cyberchum (Posts: 243; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


If I get you right, one shouldn't pay to his AD aired huh. Nokia here is kinda paying him because he's (potentially) gonna help them get more sells. Common sense, About promos, they're simply targeting large markets which you would do were you to be in their shoes.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:26

43. Cyberchum (Posts: 243; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


^^^^^^^ GET

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 07:32 2

35. lonewolf2873 (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


To the people whining : Its all about publicity. High profile stars are comped loads of various items. I'd bet big money people that you don't see cause they're behind the scenes don't get those benefits. Dwayne Johnson is enormous and I applaud Nokia for having the wherewithal to choose him. Its a smart move for Nokia.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 08:35 3

36. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6115; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Do you smell what the Nokia is cooking?

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:08

38. phyxius (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 May 2013)


You may be known as the people's champion, but not the people's choice for phone selection

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:25 1

41. Cyberchum (Posts: 243; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Your opinion Bro, entirely your opinion.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:26

42. Cyberchum (Posts: 243; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Your opinion Bro, entirely your opinion.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:25

40. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


"Execs"... is that what they're calling them nowadays?

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:28

44. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


With the 1020 being vaunted for it's camera capabilities... you'd think they would have taken the opppurtunity to use it to capture the picture. And if they did... well... :-/

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 12:07 1

49. .KRATOS. (Posts: 99; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


CAN YOU SMELLLLLLLLLLLLLL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKING.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 13:08

53. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


No......

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 14:09

54. ryq24 (Posts: 468; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Where's the phone in the picture?

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 15:41 1

55. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Hating on Nokia, and WP?... You can't be confident at all in your platform because you would be content and wish the best for others... If you hate you are no doubt insecure... Period, point blank❕

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 06:56

60. stulla (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


remember how nokia paid nicki minaj to perform at the launch of the lumia 900...she then tweeted about it on her blackberry....waste of money

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