Nokia has a surprise in stock for September 7

Nokia has a surprise in stock for September 7
It looks like Nokia has something exciting to amaze us with, judging by the signs posted in front of its flagship store in Helsinki. The store is currently closed down for renovation and will open its doors again on September 7 when "something amazing" will also be in stock, apparently.

Given Nokia's current state, the only things that could possibly amaze us are a Windows Phone 8 Lumia smartphone or two. Could the first arrivals land on September 7? There is a slight chance of that happening since Nokia World begins on September 5 this year, so new device announcements might be planned for the first day of the event. Of course, putting them up for sale two day after their potential announcement would be quite a feat, although that would not be entirely impossible.

If you are of the observant kind, you have probably noticed that on the photo below, there is a QR code being displayed as well. Unfortunately, the link it leads to does not reveal much. It takes you to a Nokia web site called Graffiti Me where you can upload a photo of yours and turn it into a graffiti-like image. There are also hints about amazing things "at your new Nokia store", and that is pretty much it. Nokia promises to reveal more in the coming week.

What kind of surprise could Nokia have for us? Could it really be a Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphone, as we are hoping, or is it something far less exciting? Let us know what you think by dropping a comment.



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41 Comments

1. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

A tablet Wp8 ?

24. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

its obviously a windows phone look at the capacitive buttons. windows 8

25. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i think pure-view windows 8 phone.

2. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

It better be a WP8 Lumia, Nokia! At least release WP8 phone before anyone else.

9. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Just like Windows 8 is the release of WP8 also Oct 26?

12. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

yes, before microsoft itself launch its own version of WP8 phones

14. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

So we can't expect a Lumia Windows Phone before that or any other WP8 Devices?

3. DroogV59

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

Stephen Elop Action Figures. Limit 2 per customer. Try not to get too excited.

5. hepresearch unregistered

I was thinking more along the lines of an epic bankruptcy announcement... perhaps followed by an enormous celebratory public corporate liquidation picnic with lots of macaroni salad and devilled eggs, where Elop will be graciously taking his turn in the dunk tank? It would be great to get three baseball throws at the dunker for a dollar... if enough ex-Nokia employees from Espoo show up, they could make a real killing and place a good down-payment toward getting an attorney to defend them from their shareholders... my only request is that, when he takes his turn in the dunk tank, for Elop to NOT wear a speedo...

30. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Hep..... Your killing me..... :-D

36. hepresearch unregistered

Whatever you do, just don't shoot the messenger... How have you been, gator-man? As always, good to see you on here. I'll probably be away for a while as we get closer to the end of July. I am going in for surgery again, so I'll be out of it for a while. And by the way, I'm not killing you... your laughter is. Nyuk nyuk... =8-P Have a great week!

4. clevelandiskindacool

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I looked at that sign a few times and thought huh the ninth of july already passed...you crazy rest of the world and your switching of days and months

7. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Dumb American is Dumb!

16. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

cleveland, that's how they write their date in europe normally. DD-MM-YY (or is it just me? correct me if I get the wrong info)

27. clevelandiskindacool

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I'm sorry you cant detect any bit of sarcasm in there. Plus i go to phonearena.com and not phonearena.co.uk or any other site.

29. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

yeah, I caught the fun tone in your post. But it seems some people are a little defensive......

33. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

"you crazy rest of the world" ... i would say "we normal people rest of the world" .. You see, America is a great country, it really is! But there are some things i can't support. Like the fact you call Football soccer, And name a game that doesn't have nothing to do with a FOOT and a BALL, Football! And expect to be right! Well, you're not! Same thing with the date! You're wrong, won't admit, hit the nail hard on the matter! I think i made my point.

37. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

i know this is not a dot.uk site but you commented on the picture posted in this article and it was mentioned that 'its flagship store in Helsinki' which is in finland. Its all I'm saying, don't get me wrong man.

28. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

So you insult him/her; but you just had to preface the insult with 'American' - why? Did you assume he/she was American because of Cleveland in the username, or because your general opinion of Americans is that they are not intelligent? In either case, you would be wrong - everyone in Cleveland wasn't born and/or raised in America, Cleveland could be his name (and not a place), and Americans are no less intelligent than anyone else in the world.

34. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

I don't want to offend anybody here. That wasn't my point. I assumed he's American for his logic! I'm not saying Americans are less intelligent than anyone else in the world (the contrary if so!). But if you're from the US and come with the point that Cleveland could be his name.... bad news for you too :(

26. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Yeah, crazy 5 billion or so rest of the world using this format...

6. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Maybe a W8 Pureview Lumia phone.

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Hmm, PureView, WP8 Lumia, tablet, or Nokia physical stores? All of the above would be great

15. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Heck yes and there's almost no excuse for these all not to be true! (except maybe the last one)

10. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Windows Phone 8

11. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Nokia running ios6. NO! Nokia running Andriod jellybean. HELL NO! Nokia running that smooth wp8. Now that's simply amazing! Oh not to mention linking it up with a surface tablet pro. BEAUTIFUL!!

13. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

best thing will be less featured pureview belle phone mid range wp8 phone high end wp8 with pureview wp8 tablet high end wp8 phone

17. nadar.bsm

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

may be the announcement of MS acquiring Nokia...

18. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

pls refer to comment no. 6 LUMIA + WP8 + PUREVIEW = AMAZING

23. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

+ Super sleek design and very thin

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