People line up for 8 hours to get Nokia Lumia 800 in Singapore, lured by a free Xbox 360 offer
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 07, 2011, 7:12 AM
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.
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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.
posted on Dec 07, 2011, 7:18 AM 2
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Shall we call them mad :D
posted on Dec 07, 2011, 7:27 AM 4
Ill buy the phone and sell the Xbox on ebay.
posted on Dec 07, 2011, 8:32 AM 7
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?
posted on Dec 07, 2011, 10:27 AM 1
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
posted on Dec 07, 2011, 11:30 AM 2
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