People line up for 8 hours to get Nokia Lumia 800 in Singapore, lured by a free Xbox 360 offer

People line up for 8 hours to get Nokia Lumia 800 in Singapore, lured by a free Xbox 360 offer
Nokia launched its first Windows Phone in Singapore, and the people have been waiting in line for eight hours today to get their coveted Lumia 800. The launch promotion also consists of a free Xbox 360 with Kinect for the first 100 owners, so that's apparently been a huge crowd-turner.

Nokia has always been strong in marketing, and it is obviously trying to drum up excitement about the Lumia series on an unprecedented scale, but the kids lining up seem to be pretty dedicated regardless of the free Xbox promo.

As you can see in the pictures, some even tattooed their hands with Nokia and Windows Phone logos, while waiting in line.

The launch party was also giving away 10 Lumia 800 phones, which is an attraction in itself, since the phones sold at the launch cost $775 apiece, as the carrier prices will be announced at a later date.

source: TheNokiaBlog

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Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)



1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

People are waited months in long lines for iPhone didn't give away anything and still sold millions of phones and made 50% of profit on each phone.

2. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Shall we call them mad :D

3. kayeeman566

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

they surely are .... windows 7 crap ... xbox was good

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


4. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

You seem quite defensive about a product that wasn't even mentioned in this article. Are you somehow related?

5. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

do you think apple should give back something to their fans? Maybe they should stop boasting profits and start giving hmmmmmm

9. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

yea, because they are dumb.

10. harsh_732006

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

what else do you expect from the Issheep?..duh

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Ill buy the phone and sell the Xbox on ebay.

13. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

most doing the that the opposite way,expect lost of the nokias to appear on ebay

7. Pdubb

Posts: 250; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

No matter who is selling a product, I think that waiting in those long lines is a little crazy. However this free xbox-kinect bundle for the first 100 might would have me thinking about doing this.

8. louayjoumaa

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

same here ;)

11. hepresearch unregistered

Haha... We can be like Apple lovers, too! Except we get FREE STUFF for waiting in the long long (popular) line... Long Live Nokia! Apparently it is super fun to wait for hours in the groupie line... so popular! All for a piece of electronics that they will replace after waiting in a similar line in a couple more years when the next big thing arrives... this is the stuff they will tell their grandchildren about some day?

12. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

most will keep the xbox and sell the phone thus making a profit. the phone is a failure otherwise without this offer

14. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011


16. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

You're an idiot.

18. MickDM

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

the article mentions only 100 xboxes to be given away and there seems to be many more than that in line. hardly a failure. :)

17. MickDM

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

thank you, daniel p. for a positive report of the nokia/wp debut in singapore. very refreshing to hear from pa in this manner. :)

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