Nokia gives 50 Cent a Nokia Lumia 1020 for free

Nokia gives 50 Cent a Nokia Lumia 1020 for free
Why is it that major corporations like to ply the wealthy with freebies, while forcing the little guy to pay for a product? Something seems screwy here. After all, if anyone could afford to buy a new phone sans a two-year contract, it would be those wealthy guys getting handsets for free. We recently told you about Samsung's White Glove service which makes sure that the rich and famous are kept well supplied with free Samsung handsets.

Along these lines, someone at Nokia happened to be reading the issue of USA Today in which 50 Cent was quoted as saying that he recently bought a new smartphone just for the camera. A Nokia rep actually bumped into the half dollar at CES, and sent him a package that contained a brand spanking new Nokia Lumia 1020. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, took to Instagram to post his feelings about the handset that sports a rear-facing 41MP PureView snapper. Mr. Cent wrote, "I got a new phone today it's kinda HOT. the [sic] camera on it is killing my other phone.”

You might recall that Nokia handed out another free Nokia Lumia 1020 last October, to filmmaker Casey Neistat. Neistat had filmed a number of people waiting overnight for the Apple iPhone 5s launch, at various New York City Apple Stores. Apple took the video, edited it, added background music, and showed it to a group of its customer reps. The Cupertino based firm had the audacity to remove Neistat's name from the credits, making it seem like the whole film was an Apple production.

Nokia Lumia handsets have been seen in the hands of big time stars like Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Kelly Clarkson and others. Now that he is sporting a Nokia Lumia 1020, perhaps we will soon be able to add 50 Cent to this illustrious list.


source:50Cent via WPCentral

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Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(13.3h 3G talk time)

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36 Comments

1. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

He can shoot his next music video with that.... I'm going to miss Nokia a LOT.

9. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Me too, but i'm excited what Nadella is going to bring as he mentioned that the Cloud and Mobile are the focus of Microsoft :) I hope they make a Lumia/Surface line of devices.

11. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Considering how MS wants WP to be as widespread as Android, I think MS entering the devices market was a mistake by Ballmer. Other OEMs aren't going to be happy. MS is tying to be both Google and Apple at the same time. They want to control both hardware and software like Apple, and also be widespread like Android. Maybe Steve Ballmer wanted to beat Apple at their own game, since he hates Apple and has reasons for it:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqn12oPv4pg There is an other incident like that, too, so i guess that made him want to compete with Apple. My opinion - Windows Phone platform was developed when the CEO was unstable.

18. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Nokia will soon realeese the Android Phone Normandy. Then they have an OS that is not left behind

27. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

As if you would have anything positive to add.. Most people can at least tell two sides to a story that hasn't yet unfolded, but you obviously want to see WP fail,, which isn't fair...

33. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

This has been my most neutral view on Windows Phone, without any references to my bad experiences, and yet you accuse me of lies/unfairness. I'm sorry but you can't expect me to praise something that NEEDS to be criticized, nor can you expect me to not state my views/opinions on a platform I'm using and have first hand experience, which, for the most part, has been bad.

34. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Is it to late for you to switch to Android, or iOS?... I'll sale you my white HTC OneX for $50... That's what I have it posted on Craigslist... That would end your nightmare...

35. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Hmmm...You exhibit the same attitude as Microsoft. They too don't listen/read a word of feedback/suggestions from customers. Let me make it clear. I paid money to buy my Nokia Lumia and i demand MS fix its OS. MS has stabbed us WP7 users before, which leads me believe they'll stab us again by not releasing any of the much needed updates, before they ditch us (YOU included), again. You backing MS on its current state of its OS, does not help us, the paying customers.

2. XperiaOptimusOne unregistered

Lucky bastard! He doesn't even rap anymore...or does he?

5. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Of course he still does... Just not as popular... But, he makes a good poster child.. Not saying that he's going that far, but you never know..

20. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Why do microsoft always have to give away phones?

28. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Because they are not as popular as iDroid devices.. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out... .......................... But, it does take someone who knows how to read to see that it's Nokia who gave this device away.

3. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Nokia is not dead no need to miss them. The device and service division will continue making great Lumia devices as they are now part of Microsoft , they simply have more money at their disposal now, eagerly awaiting future Lumias

10. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

Besides Elop is in charge of devices at microsoft now so basically just going to be Nokia +. Hoping their Surface and Xbox devices become better now along with the Lumia line.

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

And, there will be many years of great Lumia devices to come for 50 ¢ent, and all educated consumers, to buy.....

6. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

You mean get for free?

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

For him free.......... For me$$$$$$$$

8. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

+1 .

12. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

LOL SO DAMN FUNNNNNNNNNNNNNYYYYYYYYY AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

13. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

I think that 50 Cents can't afford a Nokia Lumia 1020 then they decided to gave him it for FREE LOL xD HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

23. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

^ guess this guy doesn't know 50 cent owns vitamin water.

14. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

His bank account balance is only 50 Cents AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOL xD

22. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

log off... you're drunk...

24. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

His net worth is estimated at $125 million...troll.

29. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What?

15. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This is a good advertising trick from Nokia.

19. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

No its microsoft!

16. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

SO LAME :P

17. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Trick from Nokia they say...no.. Its just that Nokia in kind to give him a free 1020 because of the other phone whose camera sucks..

21. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Slow news day?

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