Man gets car turned into ad for free Nokia Lumia 900

What would you do to get your hands on a free smartphone? Someone in Ireland was very willing to have a company turn his car into a roving advertisement for Nokia's Lumia 900.

In a post on the official Nokia blog, a man named Damien tweeted in May: "@nokia I will let you paint my car to Nokia colour and logo for a lumia 900. I am serious. Cheers." 

Nokia decided to do exactly that and this week, the company painted Damien's car with a scheme inspired by the Windows Phone interface, along with the Lumia logo and his own Twitter message that got the ball rolling. Damien seems to be happy with the result, writing 'I have to say that they did a good job on the car." And yes, Damian got a white Lumia 900 as well.

We are pretty sure that a lot of you would also offer to have your car painted with a Lumia/Windows Phone design in order to get a free smartphone. Nokia is apparently considering more efforts similar to Damien's car project, stating, "What would you do for a Nokia Lumia? How crazy would you go in order to get your hands on one?"

With Nokia and Microsoft close to officially announcing their Windows Phone 8 products, some lucky folks could get their hands on these future smartphones if they offer to do some "crazy" things.

Source: Nokia blog | Image via Nokia

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If they wanted to actually PAINT my vehicle I'd ask for free Nokia devices for life and on the day they came out. But I'd let them wrap it for a one time deal.

Hey lets see if this works ...
@Toyota : Any company can advertise on a Prius, if that company would kindly buy one for me. I am serious. Thanks in advance.

Many lulz were had.

Would be problematic if they stuck that on a Chevy Lumina. yeah I know it's Lumia. but a bit too close But sure . thats called cheaper than billboard rates and gets more show. (Not with my car. I don't drive that much right now.. Not . don't need it tattooed either..

Crisps said,
I would like to advertise the RSPCA by converting my van into a giant dog like from Dumb and Dumber.

YES.

If you look at the ad decals you would see it is a WP 7/7.5 interface, right there, between the right front and back doors you see the identation and the omniprezent "arrow in a circle".

nik louch said,
"Painted"? No. Wrapped!

Yup, big difference. Hope he signed something with Nokia or else he could go home and remove it. Free phone.

techbeck said,
They wrapped the car, they didnt paint it. And a wrap can be taken off and you will be left with your normal car.

You really think a company would wreck a car worth a couple of grand in order to give someone a phone that costs them less than £200 to make? If they did I'm sure you'd be the first one to point that out.

The guy will have that on his car for a few weeks until it gets old (he's obviously a fan), and Nokia get some great PR. To be honest all of the PR for Windows Phone has been very original (even the beta test ads despite them being really ironic when the 900 had bugs).

DomZ said,

You really think a company would wreck a car worth a couple of grand in order to give someone a phone that costs them less than £200 to make? If they did I'm sure you'd be the first one to point that out.

Wow, I make one comment about it being a wrap (not saying anything bad) and not a paint job and you come up with all of this? I am also not the only one here to point that out. But ok then, whatever makes you happy.

techbeck said,

Wow, I make one comment about it being a wrap (not saying anything bad) and not a paint job and you come up with all of this? I am also not the only one here to point that out. But ok then, whatever makes you happy.

Don't worry about that guy's ridiculous post.

The article said that they literally painted his car. Your comment corrected the article. The author simply should have got that right from the start.

techbeck said,

Wow, I make one comment about it being a wrap (not saying anything bad) and not a paint job and you come up with all of this? I am also not the only one here to point that out. But ok then, whatever makes you happy.

See, you have a comment like Domz where you wonder if people just like to try and start fights then you have gentlemen like andrewbares who restores your faith in the comment section.

techbeck said,

Wow, I make one comment about it being a wrap (not saying anything bad) and not a paint job and you come up with all of this? I am also not the only one here to point that out. But ok then, whatever makes you happy.


sounds to me as though he took the phrase 'wrapped his car' in the slang used in the UK for right off, or wreck. Either way its a fail!

Rudie32 said,
What, he couldn't just walk down to the local t-mobile store and pick one off the clearance rack?

/s

he did this for a Windows phone 8 that is not yet released a future product not yet out

Rudie32 said,
What, he couldn't just walk down to the local t-mobile store and pick one off the clearance rack?

Lol I want to go through the monitor and strangle you. TROLOLOLZ

/s


notuptome2004 said,

he did this for a Windows phone 8 that is not yet released a future product not yet out


He didn't, according to the article. He did it for a white Nokia Lumia 900, which runs Windows Phone 7.5.

Rudie32 said,
What, he couldn't just walk down to the local t-mobile store and pick one off the clearance rack?

/s


We don't have 'clearance racks' in UK and Ireland for mobile phones, our phones arent as heavily subsidised like the Americans.

You either have to pay ridiculous amounts of money per month for the contract to get the phone cheap, or you pay hundreds of pounds just to get a 'cheap' monthly contract.

Rudie32 said,
What, he couldn't just walk down to the local t-mobile store and pick one off the clearance rack?

/s

The clearance rack was full of androids and antivirus software for them.