Nokia store in Helsinki hints at September 7th reveal

Nokia is, of course, huge in its home country of Finland. The company also has its own retail store in Helsinki. This week, that store shut down for some renovations and won't reopen for over a month.

However, as noted on the My Nokia Blog fan site, the signs that have been placed around the store and on its windows claim that "something amazing is coming" with the date of September 7th attached to it (Europeans put the day, and then the month, for date announcements; US residents put the month first, and then the day).

The date is significant in that it also happens to be the day after the annual Nokia World event in Helsinki, which will be held on September 5th and 6th. Nokia has previously announced that this year's event will be smaller in scope than 2011's Nokia World, which was held in London.

It's more than likely that Nokia will reveal a lot of new products, including its Windows Phone 8-based smartphones, at Nokia World. There's also the possibility that it will launch a Windows 8-based tablet device.

Nokia has also launched a new website to promote the upcoming Helsinki store relaunch. It contains a feature that lets you upload a photo of yourself and have that photo get hit with some official Nokia “graffiti."

Via: WPCentral.com
Source: My Nokia Blog | Image via My Nokia Blog

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I maybe think its going to be a new online store for Nokia products. that's all

but I think Nokia will get a 1 month exclusive release on WP8 so we may also see some WP8 devices coming from Nokia in September or early October.

The QR Code goes to: http://m.nokiagraffiti.me/WindowsPhone7

Removing the WindowsPhone7 part still works, it just shows a non-mobile friendly version of the page.

The "m" sub-domain IS required though.

The Show Me link on that site says this:

"Prepare to be amazed at all the things in your new Nokia store.

Play, learn, share and have fun.

Visit this website next week to discover more.

It's a whole new way to shop."

I always felt that the day/month/year structure always made more sense.
anyway, if they did make a Nokia tablet, could you imagine the devastation that would be caused if you ever dropped it?

Ad Man Gamer said,
I always felt that the day/month/year structure always made more sense.
anyway, if they did make a Nokia tablet, could you imagine the devastation that would be caused if you ever dropped it?

Does it make more sense because you're used to it? Or because it goes in a chain-like order (smaller to bigger)?

bogas04 said,
The phone has Windows icon hmm.

Well, it looks like the Lumia 900. More importantly, it has a QR code, and that's rather interesting...

Sszecret said,

More importantly, it has a QR code, and that's rather interesting...

What's interesting about that? It's a link to a webpage.

In case you don't know, Windows Phone has built-in support for decoding QR codes.

rfirth said,

What's interesting about that? It's a link to a webpage.

In case you don't know, Windows Phone has built-in support for decoding QR codes.

I do know WP has that ability. I'm just saying that said webpage could offer even more info about this event. Remember what happened with Microsoft and one of the websites they put up just before the Lumia 900 was launched? The website basically was something similar to this, and someone looked at the source of whatever and discovered it was related to the Lumia.
What I'm trying to say is that somebody could do the same in this case to find out more specific details about this thing, that's all.

Lachlan said,
any chance this could just be nokia pulse being released out of beta? Since it is their sort of social network?

I think it would be a little more important than pulse being released, I would imagine its either gonna be a tablet or WP8 device or both going on sale to the public.

korupt_one said,

I think it would be a little more important than pulse being released, I would imagine its either gonna be a tablet or WP8 device or both going on sale to the public.

My bet is for both a new or two new WP8 phones and a Windows 8 tablet. Unless WP8 goes out later in November, but Nokia could be first to retail because of it's partnership with MS.

They are going to have a store for a handfull of products

Be intrested to see how much Windows branding goes along with it when the tablets start to hit..

brent3000 said,
They are going to have a store for a handfull of products

Be intrested to see how much Windows branding goes along with it when the tablets start to hit..

I think they will go more with the Lumia branding upfront and strong, its a very catchy name