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

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



21. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

now thats a surprise no one expected that

20. jack1059

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 31, 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

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

18. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 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

17. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 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.

15. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 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!

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

11. Alistaire

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 13, 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.

10. joey18

Posts: 694; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Nokia makes ugly phones

12. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

please tell me that the n9 is ugly

13. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

16. bilalag

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

u must be blind

22. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

9. shashi_n

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 28, 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.

6. chris_t610

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

7. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

ahaha ;) good one.

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 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."

8. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

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

23. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

And I said otherwise, where? Nice to see the article updated YOUR (SIC) WELCOME LOL

4. wendygarett unregistered

Nokia fanboy just got trolled....

3. nightelf91

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 03, 2012


2. clevelandiskindacool

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 03, 2012


1. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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...

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